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CRUISE CONTROL

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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).

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

Controls

1 Cruising speed activation, storage and increase switch (+).

2 Decreasing cruising speed (-).

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

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

5 Main “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.

Switching on

Press switch 5 on the side showing .

Indicator light 6 comes on, lit green, and the message “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 over approximately 18 mph (30 km/h) press the switch 1 (+) or 2 (-): the function is activated and the current speed is stored.

The cruising speed replaces the dashes and the cruise control is confirmed by the appearance of warning light 7 lit green, as well as warning light 6.

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 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 switch 1 (+) to increase the speed;

- the switch 2 (-) to reduce the speed.

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

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 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 is unable to maintain the cruising speed: the stored speed will flash on the instrument panel information display to inform you of this situation.

Putting the function on standby

The function is set to standby if you:

- the button 3 (O);

- the brake pedal;

- the clutch pedal or shift into neutral if the vehicle is fitted with a sequential gearbox.

In all three cases, the cruising speed remains stored and the message “Memorised” appears on the instrument panel.

Standby is confirmed when the green indicator light goes out.

Recalling the cruising speed

If a speed is memorised, it can be recalled, once you are sure that the road conditions are suitable (traffic, road surface, weather conditions, etc.).

Press the switch 4 (R) if the vehicle speed is above 19 mph (30 km/h).

When recalling the stored speed, activation of the cruise control is confirmed by the indicator light coming on.

Note: 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 the switch 1 (+) 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 when you press the 5 switch. In this case, the speed is no longer stored.

The and indicator lights on the instrument panel go out, confirming 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.