Active Cruise Control provides you with a safe driving distance using radar sensors that scan the road ahead of you, while the availability of a Driver Attention Camera monitors the driver’s alertness. Active Cruise Control adapts to the situation around you, whether it’s fast-moving traffic, a slow vehicle, or an immediate stop, the system remains attentive and in control. Learn all about this BMW cruise control system below, and everything that makes up this prime BMW technology, from us at Edmonton BMW!
BMW Driver Attention Camera
The Driver Attention Camera shines in the Active Cruise Control system. Existing in the instrument cluster directly in front of the driver, the Driver Attention Camera looks at the driver’s head position, monitoring the movement of the eyes to judge how alert the driver is to ensure smooth driving along the way. The system aims to increase safety and comfort for the driver through the driver assistance systems.
Follow these simple steps to activate or deactivate the camera
- Navigate on your display screen to Car
- Click Settings
- Click General Settings
- Click Driver Attention Camera
- Toggle your desired setting.
When you activate the camera, the vehicle automatically resumes the cruise control as long as you’re being attentive to the camera. The Drive Attention Camera is a smart system, for example, if you’re stopped at a red light and it turns green, and you don’t have your eyes on the road ahead of you, the vehicle will not move forward until you put your eyes forward.
How to Use Active Cruise Control
All you have to do is set a desired speed on the Active Cruise Control system and it’ll abide by it no matter the road you’re on. It’ll automatically adapt to any slower vehicle in front of you to the settings you have—for example, a car’s length or more. It does this by slowing the acceleration, and even applying the brakes if need be. If the vehicle ahead stops and then starts again, your vehicle will automatically follow suit after a few seconds. When the slow vehicle ahead of your moves out of your way, the Active Cruise Control system will bring your BMW back up to the speed it was set at. That’s what the “active” part is all about: adapting live to deliver you the best and most safe control over your drive.
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