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Active Parking Assist

Mercedes-Benz GL-Class / Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Owners Manual / Driving and parking / Driving systems / Active Parking Assist

Important safety notes

Active Parking Assist is merely an aid. It is not a replacement for your attention to your immediate surroundings. You are always responsible for safe maneuvering, parking and exiting a parking space. When maneuvering, parking or pulling out of a parking space, make sure that there are no persons, animals or objects in the area in which you are maneuvering.

WARNING

The vehicle swings out when parking and in doing so could cross into the opposite lane.

This could result in a collision with another road user. There is a risk of an accident.

Pay attention to other road users when parking. Stop the vehicle if necessary or cancel the Active Parking Assist parking procedure.

If unavoidable, you should drive over obstacles such as curbs slowly and not at a sharp angle. Otherwise, you may damage the wheels or tires.

Active Parking Assist may possibly indicate parking spaces which are not suitable for parking, for example:
Х where parking or stopping is prohibited Х in front of driveways or entrances and exits Х on unsuitable surfaces

Parking tips:

Х On narrow roads, drive as close to the parking space as possible.

Х Parking spaces that are littered, overgrown or partially occupied by trailer drawbars might be identified incorrectly or not at all.

Х Snowfall or heavy rain may lead to a parking space being measured inaccurately.

Х Pay attention to the PARKTRONIC   warning messages during the parking procedure.

Х When transporting a load which protrudes from your vehicle, you should not use Active Parking Assist.

Х Never use Active Parking Assist when snow chains are installed.

Х Make sure that the tire pressures are always correct. This has a direct influence on the parking characteristics of the vehicle.

General notes

Active Parking Assist is an electronic parking aid with ultrasound. Ultrasound is used to measure the road on both sides of the vehicle.

A suitable parking space is indicated by the parking symbol. Active steering intervention can assist you during parking.

You may also use PARKTRONIC  . When PARKTRONIC is switched off, Active Parking Assist is also unavailable.

Use Active Parking Assist for parking spaces: Х that are parallel to the direction of travel Х that are on straight roads, not bends Х that are on the same level as the road, e.g.

not on the pavement

Detecting parking spaces

WARNING

If there are objects above the detection range, Active Parking Assist may turn prematurely.

You may cause a collision as a result. There is a risk of an accident.

If there are objects above the detection range, stop and deactivate Active Parking Assist.

Objects located above the height range of Active Parking Assist will not be detected when the parking space is measured. These are not taken into account when the parking procedure is calculated, e.g. overhanging loads, tail sections or loading ramps of goods vehicles. In some circumstances, Active Parking Assist may therefore guide you into the parking space too early.

1 Detected parking space on the left


1 Detected parking space on the left 2 Parking symbol
3 Detected parking space on the right

Active Parking Assist is switched on automatically when driving forwards. The system is operational at speeds of up to approximately 22 mph (35 km/h). While in operation, the system independently locates and measures parking spaces on both sides of the vehicle. When driving at speeds below 19 mph (30 km/h), you will see the parking symbol as a status indicator in the instrument cluster. By default, Active Parking Assist only displays parking spaces on the frontpassenger side. Parking spaces on the driver's side are displayed as soon as the turn signal on the driver's side is activated. To park on the driver's side, you must leave the driver's side turn signal switched on. This must remain switched on until you acknowledge the use of Active Parking Assist by pressing the multifunction steering wheel. button on the
multifunction steering wheel.

When a parking space has been detected, an arrow towards the right or the left also appears.

Active Parking Assist will only detect parking spaces:

Х that are parallel to the direction of travel Х that are at least 59 in (1.5 m) wide Х that are at least 51 in (1.3 m) longer than your vehicle
A parking space is displayed while you are driving past it, and until you are approximately 50 ft (15 m) away from it.

Parking

WARNING

Active Parking Assist merely aids you by intervening actively in the steering. If you do not brake there is a risk of an accident.

Always apply the brakes yourself when maneuvering and parking.

Stop the vehicle when the parking space symbol shows the desired parking space in the instrument cluster.

Shift the transmission to position R.

The Start Park Assist? Yes: OK No: multifunction message appears in the
multifunction display.

To cancel the procedure: press the steering button on the multifunction
steering wheel or pull away.

or
To park using Active Parking Assist: press theabutton on the multifunction steering wheel.

The Park Assist active Accelerate and brake Observe surroundings message appears in the multifunction display.

Let go of the multifunction steering wheel.

Back up the vehicle, being ready to brake at all times. When backing up, drive at a speed below approximately 6 mph (10 km/h). Otherwise Active Parking Assist will be canceled.

In tight parking spaces, you will achieve the best parking results by backing up as far as possible. When doing so, also observe the PARKTRONIC messages.

Stop as soon as PARKTRONIC sounds the continuous warning tone, if not before.

Maneuvering may be required in tight parking spaces.

The Park Assist active Select D Observe surroundings message appears in the multifunction display.

Shift the transmission to position D while the vehicle is stationary.

Active Parking Assist immediately steers in the other direction.

The Park Assist active Accelerate and brake Observe surroundings message appears in the multifunction display.

You will achieve the best results by waiting for the steering procedure to complete before pulling away.

Drive forwards and be ready to brake at all times.

Stop as soon as PARKTRONIC sounds the continuous warning tone, if not before.

The Park Assist active Select R Observe surroundings message appears in the multifunction display.

Further transmission shifts may be necessary.

As soon as the parking procedure is complete, the Park Assist switched off message appears in the multifunction display. PARKTRONIC is still available.

Maneuver if necessary.

Always observe the warning messages displayed by PARKTRONIC  .

Parking tips:
Х The way your vehicle is positioned in the parking space after parking is dependent on various factors. These include the position and shape of the vehicles parked in front and behind it and the conditions of the location. It may be the case that Active Parking Assist guides you too far into a parking space, or not far enough into it. In some cases, it may also lead you across or onto the curb. If necessary, you should cancel the parking procedure with Active Parking Assist.

Х You can also engage forward gear prematurely. The vehicle redirects and does not drive as far into the parking space.

Should the gear change occur too soon to achieve a sensible parking position, the parking procedure will be aborted.

Х You can intervene in the steering procedure to correct it at any time. Active Parking Assist will then be canceled.

Exiting a parking space

WARNING

Active Parking Assist does not monitor street traffic. In some cases, the vehicle will also take you onto sections of the oncoming lane when exiting a parking space.

You are responsible for safety at all times and must pay attention to any road users approaching or passing. Stop the vehicle if necessary or cancel Active Parking Assist.

Active Parking Assist can only assist you with exiting a parking space if you have parked the vehicle using Active Parking Assist.

Start the engine.

Switch on the turn signal on the side facing the street.

Shift the transmission to position D or R.

The Start Park Assist? Yes: OK No: multifunction message appears in the
multifunction display.

To cancel the procedure: press the steering button on the multifunction
steering wheel or pull away.

or
To exit a parking space using Active Parking Assist: press theabutton on the multifunction steering wheel.

The Park Assist Active Accelerate and Brake Observe Surroundings message appears in the multifunction display.

Let go of the multifunction steering wheel.

Reverse the vehicle or drive forwards, being ready to brake at all times. Do not exceed a maximum speed of approximately 6 mph (10 km/h) when exiting a parking space. Otherwise, Active Parking Assist will be deactivated.

Stop as soon as PARKTRONIC sounds the continuous warning tone, if not before.

Shift the transmission to position D or R as required while the vehicle is stationary.

Active Parking Assist immediately steers in the other direction.

You will achieve the best results by waiting for the steering procedure to complete before pulling away.

If you back up after activation, the steering wheel is moved to the straight-ahead position.

Drive forwards or back up the vehicle, being ready to brake at all times.

Stop as soon as PARKTRONIC sounds the continuous warning tone, if not before.

Drive forwards and back up as instructed by the PARKTRONIC warning displays.

Once you have exited the parking space completely, the steering wheel is moved to the straight-ahead position. You hear a tone and the message Park Assist Finished appears in the multifunction display. You will then have to steer and merge into traffic on your own. PARKTRONIC is still available.

Canceling Active Parking Assist

Stop the movement of the multifunction steering wheel or steer yourself.

Active Parking Assist will be canceled at once. The Park Assist Canceled message appears in the multifunction display.

or
Press the PARKTRONIC button on the center console  .

PARKTRONIC is switched off and Active Parking Assist is immediately canceled.

The Park Assist Canceled message appears in the multifunction display.

Active Parking Assist is canceled automatically if:
Х parking using Active Parking Assist is no longer possible.

Х you are driving faster than 6mph (10 km/h).

Х a wheel spins, ESPЃ intervenes or fails. The instrument cluster. warning lamp lights up in the
instrument cluster.

A warning tone sounds. The parking symbol disappears and the multifunction display shows the Park Assist Canceled message.

When Active Parking Assist is canceled, you must steer again yourself.

Towing a trailer

For vehicles with a trailer tow hitch, the minimum length for parking spaces is slightly increased.

If you have attached a trailer to your vehicle, you should not use Active Parking Assist.

Once the electrical connection is established between your vehicle and the trailer, Active Parking Assist is no longer available.

PARKTRONIC is deactivated for the rear area.

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