BMW 3 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 3: Displays in the instrument cluster

Gray steering wheel symbol: The system is on standby.

Green steering wheel symbol: The system is activated.

Yellow flashing steering wheel symbol: Lane marking driven over.

The steering wheel vibrates where applicable.

Yellow steering wheel symbol and a signal sounds, if applicable: System interruption is imminent.

Steering wheel symbol flashes red, signal sounds: System is switching off.

Green steering wheel symbol and lane marking symbol: The system supports the driver in keeping the vehicle within the lane.

Yellow steering wheel symbol: The hands are not grasping the steering wheel. The system is still active.

Red steering wheel symbol and a signal sounds: The hands are not grasping the steering wheel. System interruption is imminent.

The system reduces the speed to a standstill if applicable.

It is possible that the system will not execute any supporting steering movements.

Depending on the equipment version, cruise control with distance control and steering and traffic jam assistant: Indicator light green: system is active.

No indicator light: system is switched off.

Displays on the steering wheel

Driver assistance systems

The two LED lights above the buttons illuminate analogously to the displays in the instrument cluster:

  • Yellow: system interruption is imminent.
  • Red: system will be deactivated.

The steering wheel displays can be switched on/off if required.

Via iDrive:

1. "CAR".

2. "Settings".

3. "Driver Assistance".

4. "Steering wheel feedback".

5. "Light elements".

6. Make the desired setting.

Displays in the Head-up Display

All system information can also be displayed in the Head-up Display.

Assisted Driving Plus

Concept

Assisted Driving Plus supports the driver with vehicle control in traffic jam situations.

Steering support takes place without the driver actively steering.

Safety information

Warning The system cannot serve as a substitute for the driver's personal judgment in assessing the traffic conditions. Based on the limits of the system, it cannot independently react to all traffic situations. There is a risk of accident. Adjust driving style to traffic conditions. Watch the traffic situation closely, be ready to take over steering and braking at any time, and actively intervene where appropriate.

State laws differ and the use of this function may violate the law. Before use, check your state and local laws.

Functional requirements

  • The functional requirements of the steering and traffic jam assistant are fulfilled.
  • The steering and traffic jam assistant is active.
  • The function is only available on certain street types, e.g. freeways.
  • Driving on a road without pedestrians or cyclists.
  • Sufficient lane width.
  • Lane markings and a vehicle driving ahead are detected.
  • Speed less than approx. 40 mph/60 km/h.
  • The Driver Attention Camera in the instrument cluster detects that the driver is paying attention to the traffic.
  • When traveling to countries outside of the country of origin of the vehicle, Assisted Driving Plus must be available in the respective country.

Switching on

As soon as all functional requirements are met, Extended Traffic Jam Assistant will be displayed as an additional symbol in the function bar. The toolbar is displayed at the bottom of the instrument cluster.

Select Extended Traffic Jam Assistant with the button on the steering wheel.

The symbol for Extended Traffic Jam Assistant is shown in green.

Two green LED lights are illuminated on the steering wheel.

The indicator light in the instrument cluster is shown in green.

The system begins to assist the driver with vehicle control.

Displays in the instrument cluster

Indicator light green: system is active.

Displays in the instrument cluster

Indicator light green: system is active.

Indicator light white: system is ready.

Gray indicator light: the system has been interrupted.

Displays on the steering wheel

Driver assistance systems

The two LED lights above the buttons illuminate analogously to the displays in the instrument cluster:

  • Green: the system is active.
  • Yellow: system will be interrupted.
  • Red: system will be deactivated.

System limits

General information

The system cannot be activated or meaningfully used in certain situations.

Safety information

Warning The system is designed to operate in certain conditions and circumstances. Due to conditions or other factors, the system may not respond.

There may be a risk of accident or risk of damage to property. Actively intervene as warranted. Refer to the information in this Owner's Manual regarding the scope of the system's operation and limitations.

Hands on the steering wheel

The sensors cannot detect hand-steering wheel contact in the following situations:

  • Driving with gloves.
  • Protective covers on the steering wheel.

Narrow lanes

When driving within narrow lanes, the system cannot be activated or effectively used, for instance in the following situations:

  • In construction areas.
  • In rescue lanes.
  • Within city limits.

Weather

The following restrictions can occur under unfavorable weather or light conditions:

  • Poorer recognition of vehicles and lane markings.
  • Short-term interruptions for vehicles that are already recognized.

Examples of unfavorable weather or light conditions:

  • Wet conditions.
  • Snowfall.
  • Slush.
  • Fog.
  • Glare.

Drive attentively, and react to the current traffic situation. If necessary, intervene actively, for instance by braking, steering or evading.

Driver Attention Camera

Always monitor the traffic conditions.

The Driver Attention Camera detects whether or not the driver is paying attention to the traffic conditions.

The Driver Attention Camera may not be fully functional in the following situations:

  • When the Driver Attention Camera is covered by the steering wheel rim.
  • When the driver is wearing infrared impermeable sunglasses.

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