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CRUISE CONTROL FUNCTION

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The cruise control function helps you to maintain your driving speed at a speed that you choose, called the cruising speed.

This cruising speed may be set at any speed above 20 mph (30 km/h).

Controls

1 Main “On/Off” switch.

2 Controls for:

a cruising speed activation, storage and increase (+);

b decreasing cruising speed (-).

3 Activation with recall of saved cruising speed (R).

4 Switch the function to standby (with cruising speed saved) (O).

The cruise control function is in no way linked to the braking system.

This function is an additional driving aid. The function does not take the place of the driver. Therefore, it can under no circumstances replace the driver’s responsibility to respect speed limits and to be vigilant (the driver must always be ready to brake). Cruise control must not be used in heavy traffic, on undulating or slippery roads (black ice, aquaplaning, gravel) and during bad weather (fog, rain, side winds etc.).

There is a risk of accidents.

Switching on

Press switch 1 on side .

Indicator light comes on, lit green, and the message “Check cruise control” appears on the instrument panel, accompanied by dashes to indicate that the cruise control function is activated and waiting to store a cruising speed.

Activating cruise control

At a steady speed (above approx. 20 mph (30 km/h)), press the switch 2 on side a (+): the function is activated and the current speed is saved.

The cruising speed replaces the dashes and cruise control is confirmed by the appearance of the message “Check cruise control” and the warning light .

If you try to activate the function below 20 mph (30 km/h), the message “Invalid speed” will be displayed and the function will remain inactive.

Driving

Once a cruising speed is memorised and the cruise control function is active, you may lift your foot off the accelerator pedal.

Please note that you are strongly advised to keep your feet close to the pedals in order to react in an emergency.

Adjusting the cruising speed

The cruising speed can be changed by pressing the switch 2 repeatedly:

- side a (+) to increase the speed;

- side b (-) to reduce the speed.

Exceeding the cruising speed

The cruising speed may be exceeded at any time by depressing the accelerator pedal. While overtaking, the cruising speed flashes red on the instrument panel.

Then, release the accelerator: after a few seconds, the vehicle will automatically return to its set cruising speed.

Cruising speed cannot be maintained

If driving up or down a steep gradient, the system is unable to maintain the cruising speed: the stored speed is flashes red on the instrument panel to inform you of this situation.

The cruise control function is in no way linked to the braking system.

Putting the function on standby

The function is set to standby if you:

- use the switch 4 (O);

- the brake pedal;

- depress the clutch pedal or the shift into neutral if the vehicle has an automatic gearbox.

In these three cases, the cruising speed remains stored and the message “Memorised” accompanied by this speed appears on the instrument panel.

Standby is confirmed by the display of the cruising speed in grey and the message “Memorised”.

Returning to the cruising speed

If a speed is stored, it can be recalled, once you are sure that the road conditions are suitable (traffic, road surface, weather conditions, etc.). Press switch 3 (R) if the vehicle speed is above 20 mph (30 km/h).

When the stored speed is recalled, activation of the cruise control is confirmed by the illumination of the cruising speed in green, along with the message “Check cruise control”.

NB: if the speed previously stored is much higher than the current speed, the vehicle will accelerate more rapidly to reach this threshold.

When the cruise control function is put on standby, pressing the switch 2 on side a (+) reactivates the cruise control function without taking into account the stored speed: it is the speed at which the vehicle is moving that is taken into account.

Switching off the function

The cruise control function is deactivated if you press switch 1: in this case a speed is no longer stored. The green warning light and message on the instrument panel goes out to confirm that the function is deactivated.

Putting the cruise control on standby or switching it off does not cause a rapid reduction in speed: you must brake by depressing the brake pedal.

DYNAMIC FEATURES : CRUISE CONTROL/SPEED LIMITER