BMW 5 Series: Displays in the instrument cluster - Active Cruise Control with 
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Desired speed

green: the system is active. ▷ The marking lights up in green: the system is active.
▷ The marking lights up in orange:

the system has been interrupted.
▷ The marking does not light up: the system is switched off.

Brief status display

If --- appears briefly on the display for Check Selected desired speed.

If --- appears briefly on the display for Check Control messages, it is possible that the system requirements for operation are currently not met.

Distance to vehicle ahead of you

The selected distance to the vehicle driving ahead of you is shown.

Indicator/warning lamps

Indicator/warning lamps

The indicator and warning lamps do not Personal responsibility
The indicator and warning lamps do not relieve the driver of the responsibility to adapt his or her desired driving speed and style to the traffic conditions.◀

equipped, Depending on how the vehicle is equipped, the indicator lamp in the instrument cluster indicates whether the system is switched on.

orange: The vehicle symbol lights up in orange:

A vehicle has been detected ahead of you.

orange: The vehicle symbol flashes orange:

The conditions are not adequate for operating the system.

The system was deactivated but applies the brakes until you actively assume control by pressing on the brake pedal or accelerator.

and an The vehicle symbol flashes red and an acoustic signal sounds:

You are requested to intervene by braking or making an evasive maneuver.

    Calling up the desired speed and distance
    While driving Press the button with the system switched on. In the following cases, the stored speed value is deleted and cannot be called up again: ▷ When the system is switched off. & ...

    System limits
    Speed range Best results are achieved when using the system on well-developed roads and highways. The desired speed can be selected between 20 mph/30 km/h to 110 mph/180 km/h. The system can al ...

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