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Night view assist plus

Mercedes-Benz GL-Class / Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Owners Manual / Driving and parking / Driving systems / Night view assist plus

Important safety notes

Night View Assist Plus is only an aid and is not a substitute for attentive driving. Do not rely on the Night View Assist Plus display. You are responsible for the distance to the vehicle in front, for vehicle speed and for braking in good time. Drive carefully and always adapt your driving style to suit the prevailing road and traffic conditions.

The system may be impaired or may not function if:
Х there is poor visibility, e.g. due to snow, rain, fog or spray
Х the windshield is dirty, fogged up or covered, for instance by a sticker, in the vicinity of the camera
Х on bends, on uphill gradients or downhill gradients
Pedestrian recognition may be impaired or inoperative if:
Х pedestrians are partially or entirely obscured by objects, e.g. parked vehicles Х the silhouette of the pedestrian in the Night View Assist Plus display is incomplete or interrupted, e.g. by powerful light reflections
Х pedestrians do not contrast adequately from the background
Х pedestrians are not in an upright position, e.g. sitting, squatting or lying

General notes

In addition to the illumination provided by the

In addition to the illumination provided by the normal headlamps, Night View Assist Plus uses infrared light to illuminate the road.

Night View Assist Plus camera : picks up the infrared light and displays a monochrome image in COMAND. The image displayed in COMAND corresponds to a road lit up by highbeam headlamps. This enables you to see the road's course and any obstacles in good time.

If pedestrian recognition is activated, pedestrians recognized by the system are highlighted in the Night View Assist Plus display.

Light from the headlamps of oncoming vehicles does not affect the Night View Assist Plus display in the multifunction display. This is also the case if you cannot switch on the high-beam headlamps due to oncoming traffic.

Infrared light is not visible to the human eye and therefore does not glare. Night View Assist Plus can therefore remain switched on even if there is oncoming traffic.

Activating Night View Assist Plus

Activation conditions

You can only activate Night View Assist Plus if:
Х the SmartKey is in position 2 in the ignition lock.

Х it is dark.

Х the light switch is in the or

Х reverse gear has not been engaged.

Switching on Night View Assist Plus

■ Make sure that COMAND is switched on.

Make sure that COMAND is switched on.

Press button 1.

The Night View Assist Plus display appears in the COMAND display.

You can read about how to adjust the brightness of the COMAND display in the COMAND operating instructions.

The infrared headlamps only switch on when the vehicle is being driven at speeds of approximately 6 mph (10 km/h). This means that you do not have the full visual range while the vehicle is stationary and cannot check whether Night View Assist Plus is working.

Pedestrian recognition

1 Night View Assist Plus display

1 Night View Assist Plus display 2 Pedestrian recognized
3 Framing
4 Symbol for active pedestrian recognition

Animals are not recognized by pedestrian recognition.

Night View Assist Plus is able to recognize pedestrians by typical characteristics, e.g. a silhouette in the shape of a person.

Pedestrian recognition is then switched on automatically if:
Х Night View Assist Plus is activated Х you exceed a speed of approximately 6 mph (10 km/h)
Х the surroundings are dark, e.g. when driving outside built-up areas without street lighting
If pedestrian recognition is active, symbol 4 appears. If pedestrians are detected, they are highlighted with framing 3. If the pedestrian recognition system has brought a pedestrian to your attention, look through the windshield to evaluate the situation. The actual distance to objects and pedestrians cannot be gaged accurately by looking at a screen.

It may be the case that objects are highlighted as well as pedestrians.

Fogged up or dirty windshield

If the windshield in front of the camera is fogged up or dirty on the inside or outside, the Night View Assist Plus display is affected.

To defrost: check the automatic air conditioning settings   and fold down the camera cover  .

To defrost the inside of the windshield: fold down the camera cover   and clean the windshield  .

Problems with Night View Assist Plus

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