BMW 5 Series: System limits - Night Vision with pedestrian 
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Basic limits

System operation is limited in situations such as the following:

▷ On steep hills, in steep depressions or in tight curves.
▷ When the camera is dirty or the protective glass is damaged.
▷ In heavy fog, rain or snowfall.
▷ At very high external temperatures.

Limits of pedestrian detection

Animals are not detected by the pedestrian detection function, even if they are clearly visible in the image.

Limited pedestrian detection:

▷ When people are fully or partially covered, especially when their heads are covered.
▷ When people are not in an upright position, e.g., when lying down.
▷ Cyclists on unconventional bicycles (e.g., recumbent bicycles).
▷ After physical damage to the system, e.g., after an accident.

    Warning of people in danger
    If the system detects a person in the defined area in front of the vehicle and if there is the danger of a collision with this person, a warning symbol appears in the Control Display and Hea ...

    Activation/deactivation
    Press the button. ...

    See also:

    Pedestrian detection
    The pedestrian detection and warning system only operates in darkness and only when a heat image is displayed. Warm objects that are similar in shape to human beings are detected by the syste ...

    Multi function display
    1) Multi function display switching knob With the ignition switch in the “ON” position, each successive press of the multi function display switching knob toggles the display in the followi ...

    PARK
    This range supplements the parking brake by locking the transmission. The engine can be started in this range. Never attempt to use PARK while vehicle is in motion. Apply the parking brake when le ...