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Triangle sign with car in the middle & graphic assist?

Discussion in 'General Mercedes-Benz Related Discussion' started by ex09053, Apr 25, 2014.

  1. ex09053

    ex09053 New Member

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    So I just got my E-Class yesterday. I realised a light comes on now and then.

    It is a red light (triangle with a car in the middle). Could anyone shine some light on what this is please?

    Hoping its not a fault!! :confused:


    ALSO, whilst I'm at it; what on earth is graphic assist? I tried turning it on but it didn't do anything? Maybe i'm not using it correctly.
     
  2. whitenemesis

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    Sounds like the distance warning. You are approaching a vehicle/object at too high a speed. Does a tone sound at the same time?

    Its part of the Pre-Safe or Distronic system.

    The "Assistance Graphic" under the the DriveAssyst menu is the lane assist function. Two green lines means you're in your lane OK.


    Do you have the owner's handbook? If not download one from the link in this sticky thread

    http://forums.mercedesclub.org.uk/showthread.php?t=75191
     
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    Any one else noticed that this distance warning goes off for no reason
     
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    whitenemesis Senior Member

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    Mine detects lamp posts and traffic island bollards quite often...
     
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    Thanks. I have the handbook but I couldn't find anything about the distance warning. It seems pretty sensitive, goes off when I'm driving pretty calmly (so I think).

    And the assistance graphic, does it only work on dual-carriageways and motorways?
     
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    Mines pretty sensitive too. Will leave it on for a few days and see how it goes. Might end up turning the system off if it gets too annoying.
     

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