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:

    Light bulbs
    *: If equipped A: H11 halogen bulbs B: HB3 halogen bulbs C: D4S discharge bulbs D: Wedge base bulbs (clear) E: Wedge base bulbs (amber) F: Double end bulbs ...

    Front passenger’s seat (if equipped)
    1) Seat position forward/backward control switch To adjust the seat forward or backward, move the control switch forward or backward. 2) Seatback angle (reclining) control switch To adjust the an ...

    Radio ready state
    Activate radio ready state: ▷ When the ignition is switched off: press ON/ OFF button on the radio. ▷ When the engine is running: press START/ STOP button. Some electronic systems/p ...