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 19 mph (30 km/h).
Depending on the vehicle, cruise control is linked with “Hill Descent Control” which uses the braking system to optimise downhill cruise control.
The presence of the “Hill Descent Control” function can be identified by the presence of the 6 button.
1 Cruise control On/Off switch.
2 Switch to activate and decrease cruising speed (SET/-).
3 Switch to activate and increase cruising speed or to recall the memorised cruising speed (RES/+).
4 Switch the function to standby (with cruising speed saved) (0).
5 Speed limiter On/Off switch.
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.
Press switch 1.
The 7 warning light appears in grey.
The “Cruise control ON” message appears on the instrument panel accompanied by dashes to indicate that the cruise control function is in operation and waiting to memorise a cruising speed.
Activating cruise control
While the vehicle is moving a steady speed above approximately 19 mph (30 km/h), press the 2 (SET/-) switch or the 3 (RES/+) switch: the function is activated and the current speed is taken into account.
The cruising speed replaces the dashes. Cruise control is confirmed when the memorised speed and warning light appear in green 7.
If you try to activate the function below 19 mph (30 km/h), the message “Invalid Speed” will be displayed and the function will remain inactive.
Once a cruising speed is registered and the cruise control function is active, you may lift your foot off the accelerator pedal.
Please note that you must keep your feet close to the pedals in order to react in an emergency.
Adjusting the cruising speed
The cruising speed may be changed by pressing the following repeatedly:
- the 2 switch (SET/-) to reduce the speed;
- the 3 switch (RES/+) to increase the speed.
Note: press and hold one of the switches to modify speed by successive increments.
Exceeding the cruising speed
The cruising speed may be exceeded at any time by depressing the accelerator pedal. While it is being exceeded, the cruising speed flashes in red on the instrument panel.
Then, release the accelerator pedal: after a few seconds, the vehicle will automatically return to its set cruising speed.
Cruising speed cannot be maintained
When driving down a steep gradient, the system may be unable to maintain the cruising speed: the memorised speed will flash in red on the instrument panel and an audible signal sounds at regular intervals to inform you of this situation.
If the cruise control is no longer available (after several attempts to activate it), contact an approved dealer.
Cruise control/speed limiter with Hill Descent Control:
the function may act on the braking system.
Cruise control/speed limiter without Hill Descent Control:
The function never interacts with the braking system.
Please note that you must always keep your feet close to the pedals in order to react in an emergency.
Putting the function on standby
The function is set to standby if you:
- 4 switch (0);
- the brake pedal;
- depress the clutch pedal or the shift into neutral if the vehicle has an automatic gearbox.
The cruising speed is stored and displayed in grey on the instrument panel.
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 the switch 3 (RES/+) if the vehicle speed is above 19 mph (30 km/h).
When the speed is stored, cruise control activation is confirmed by the display in green of the cruising speed and, depending on the vehicle, the 7 warning light is displayed.
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 is set to standby, pressing switch 2 (SET/-) 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 interrupted:
- when you press the 1 switch. In this case, the speed is no longer stored;
- when you press the 5 switch. In this case the speed limiter is selected and there is no stored speed.
The warning light 7 disappears from the instrument panel to confirm that the function is no longer active.
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.