BMW 5 Series: System limits - Collision warning with 
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Due to system limitations, warnings may Be alert
Due to system limitations, warnings may be not be issued at all, or may be issued late or improperly. Therefore, always be alert and ready to intervene; otherwise, there is the danger of an accident occurring.◀

Detection range

This may result in the warning not being issued or being issued late.

For example, the following situations may not be detected:

▷ Slow moving vehicles when you approach them at high speed.
▷ Vehicles that suddenly swerve in front of you or sharply decelerating vehicles.
▷ Vehicles with an unusual rear appearance.
▷ Two-wheeled vehicles ahead of you.

Functional limitations

The system may not be fully functional in the following situations:

▷ In heavy fog, rain, sprayed water or snowfall.
▷ In tight curves.

Prewarning sensitivity

Each time after the prewarning time is set, this may result in increased false warnings.

    Display in the instrument cluster
    The collision warning can be issued in the instrument cluster, in the Head-up Display, and acoustically. Warning stages Adapting your speed and driving style The display does not relieve the ...

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