The speed limiter function helps you stay within the driving speed limit that you choose, known as the limit speed.
Depending on the vehicle, the speed limiter is linked with the “Hill Descent Control” function which uses the braking system to optimise downhill speed limitation.
The presence of the “Hill Descent Control” function can be identified by the presence of the 6 button.
1 Speed limiter On/Off switch.
2 Cruise control On/Off switch.
3 Switch to activate and decrease the limit speed (SET/-).
4 Switch to activate and increase the limit speed or to set the stored limit speed (RES/+).
5 Speed limiter function standby (with limited speed memory) (0).
You can link the speed limiter to the “Road sign detection” function. DETECTION OF ROAD SIGNS.
When a limit speed has been set but not yet reached, driving is similar to driving a vehicle without the speed limiter function.
Once you have reached the stored speed, no effort on the accelerator pedal will allow you to exceed the programmed speed except in an emergency (refer to information on “Exceeding the limit speed”).
Press switch 1. The 7 warning light appears in grey. The “Speed limiter ON” message appears on the instrument panel accompanied by dashes to indicate that the speed limiter function is in operation, waiting to store a limit speed.
To store the current speed, press the 4 switch (RES/+) or the 3 switch (SET/): the limit speed replaces the dashes and, depending on the vehicle, the 7 warning light appears in white.
The minimum stored speed is 20 mph (30 km/h).
Varying the limit speed
The limit speed may be changed by pressing repeatedly or holding down:
- switch 4 (RES/+) to increase speed;
- switch 3 (SET/-) to reduce speed.
Exceeding the limit speed
It is possible to exceed the limit speed at any time. To do this: press the accelerator pedal firmly and fully (beyond the resistance point).
While the speed is being exceeded, the speed limiter flashes red on the instrument panel. Then, release the accelerator pedal: the speed limiter function will return as soon as you reach a speed lower than the memorised speed.
Limited speed cannot be maintained
When driving down a steep gradient, the system may not maintain the limit speed: the limit speed flashes in red on the instrument panel and an audible signal sounds at regular intervals to inform you of this situation.
If the speed limiter is not available (after several attempts to activate), 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 speed limiter function is suspended when you press switch 5 (0). The limit speed is stored and displayed in grey on the instrument panel.
Recalling the limit speed
If a speed has been stored, it can be recalled by pressing the 4 switch.
Switching off the function
The speed limiter function is interrupted:
- when you press the 1 switch. In this case, the speed is no longer stored;
- when you press the 2 switch. In this case the cruise control 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.
When the speed limiter is set to standby, pressing the 3 switch re-activates the function without taking into account the memorised speed: the speed at which the vehicle is moving is taken into account.