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VW Passat B8 Owner's Manual ➜ Lane Departure Warning Assist (Lane Assist)

— If the problem persists, disconnect the Front Assist and go to a  
specialized workshop.  
· Always keep your hands on the wheel to be ready to intervene  
in the steering at any time. The driver is always responsible  
for keeping the vehicle in its lane.  
Lane Departure Warning  
Assistant (Lane Assist)  
Lane Departure Warning Assist does not  
Detects all lane boundary lines.  
Under certain circumstances the assistant can confuse  
roads in poor condition, the structure of the road or some  
Introduction to the topic  
objects with the delimitation lines of the lane. Immediately  
cancel any inopportune system intervention.  
Within its limitations, Lane Assist assists the driver in keeping  
the vehicle in its lane. This feature is not intended or intended  
to automatically keep the vehicle in lane.  
· Take into account the indications on the instrument panel  
screen and act accordingly if the traffic situation allows it.  
· In the following situations, the Lane Departure Assist may  
intervene inappropriately or fail to assist the driver with its  
regulatory function. It is therefore especially important that  
the driver pay attention in these situations and, if necessary,  
it is necessary to temporarily deactivate the system:  
Lane Departure Warning Assist detects lane markings with a  
camera on the windscreen. When the vehicle gets too close to  
a detected lane boundary line, the system warns the driver by  
correcting the direction. The driver can override this steering  
correction at any time.  
— When driving in a very sporty style  
— In case of bad weather conditions  
and the road.  
System limitations  
Use lane departure warning assist only  
Mind highways and roads in good condition.  
— In sections of works.  
— Before changes in elevation or descents.  
The system is not available in the following cases:  
· Always carefully observe the surroundings of the vehicle  
and drive in a proactive manner.  
— You are driving at a speed less than approx.  
55 km/h (approx. 30 mph).  
· If the camera's field of view is dirty, covered or damaged,  
the operation of Lane Departure Warning Assist may be  
— The system does not detect any lane boundary lines.  
— On sharp turns.  
— Temporarily if the driving style is very dynamic.  
Driving with Lane Departure Warning  
The intelligent technology of Lane Departure Warning Assist  
cannot overcome the limits imposed by the laws of physics and  
Please note on  
page 176.  
at the beginning of this chapter,  
only works within the limits of the system. If Lane Departure  
Warning Assist is used carelessly or inadvertently, accidents  
and serious injuries may result. The system cannot replace the  
driver's attention or steering wheel movements.  
Switch lane departure warning assist on and off  
Depending on equipment, Lane Departure Warning Assist is  
always activated when the ignition is switched on. The connection  
status is displayed in the Driver assistance menu of the  
infotainment system or in the corresponding menu after pressing  
· Always adapt the speed and the safety distance with respect  
to the preceding vehicle depending on the visibility, weather,  
road and traffic conditions.  
the driver assistance systems button.  
In these menus the assistant can be switched on and off.  
Driver assistance systems  
When the driving assistant (Travel Assist) is activated, the lane  
opposite by the adjoining lane. In this case, the system remains  
active even if the turn signal is on.  
departure warning assistant (Lane Assist) is also activated.  
When the driving assistant (Travel Assist) is actively regulating,  
the lane departure warning assistant (Lane Assist) does not  
intervene in the steering nor does it display any indication.  
indications on the screen  
Driver intervention request  
If there is no steering wheel movement, the system prompts the  
driver to actively take over the steering with an indication on the  
instrument cluster display and acoustic warnings.  
If the driver does not react to this request, the system goes into a  
passive state.  
Depending on the equipment, the emergency assistant  
(Emergency Assist) is activated.  
In addition, regardless of steering wheel movements, if the  
corrective steering intervention lasts long enough, the system  
prompts the driver to actively take over steering again with an  
indication on the instrument panel display and acoustic warnings .  
Fig. 141 On the instrument panel screen: indications  
of the lane departure warning assistant.  
Indications on the display of the instrument cluster with the  
connected lane departure warning assistant.  
steering wheel vibration  
1 Lane boundary line detected. the sis  
The following situations can cause a vibration of the steering  
subject is not regulating.  
2 Lane boundary line detected. The system regulates as an aid  
on the side shown.  
— When the system stops detecting the lane while it intervenes  
by greatly correcting the direction.  
3 The system is not regulating.  
Additionally, in the vehicle settings menu of the infotainment  
system you can select the option Vibration or Vibration of the  
Depending on the equipment, an indication also appears on the  
steering wheel. In this case, if the vehicle crosses a detected  
Head-up-Display ÿ p. 24.  
lane boundary line while the lane departure warning system is  
Lane departure warning assist is ready to regulate (active status)  
at speeds between approx. 60 km/h (approx. 35 mph) and  
approx. 250 km/h (approx. 155 mph) and if it detects the lane  
boundary lines. The control indicator lights up green. When the  
active, the steering wheel vibrates.  
If the Lane Departure Warning Assist is faulty, it may  
system intervenes correcting the steering, the control indicator o  
automatically shut off.  
comes on yellow.  
When the control indicator o does not light up on the instrument  
panel display, the lane departure warning assist is on, but it is not  
ready to regulate (passive state) or it is off.  
Problems and solutions  
Keep in mind  
on page 176.  
at the beginning of this chapter,  
If the turn signal is turned on, the system temporarily goes into  
a passive state to allow manual lane changing.  
Fault message, system shuts down  
— Clean the windshield ÿ p. 369.  
— Check that the windscreen is not damaged by the area of the  
This also happens when the driver intervenes abruptly in the  
camera's field of view.  
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In certain driving situations, the system can detect vehicles  
traveling in the opposite direction.  
Lane Departure Warning Assist  
The system behaves differently than expected  
How to know if the vehicle has Travel Assist  
The vehicle has Travel Assist if the multifunction  
steering wheel has the button  
— Periodically clean the field of vision of the  
camera and keep it clean, free of snow and ice.  
indications on the screen  
— Do not cover the field of view of the camera.  
— Check that the windscreen is not damaged by the area  
of the camera's field of view.  
— Do not mount any object on the steering wheel.  
If you have any doubts or questions, contact a specialized  
driving assistant  
(Travel Assist)  
Introduction to the topic  
Fig. 142 On the instrument panel screen: display with  
active regulation.  
The driving assistant (Travel Assist) combines  
adaptive cruise control (ACC) and the adaptive lane  
guidance function. Within the limitations of the system,  
the vehicle can maintain a distance from the preceding  
vehicle preselected by the driver and remain in the  
preferred position within the lane.  
1 The adaptive lane guidance function is  
2 Adjusted distance, no vehicle is detected ahead.  
In addition, control lamps indicate the status of the system  
on the instrument panel display:  
Active Travel Assist, adaptive cruise control and  
adaptive lane guidance are active.  
Travel Assist uses the same sensors as Adaptive Cruise  
Control (ACC) and Lane Assist. Therefore, please read  
Active Travel Assist, active adaptive cruise control  
and passive adaptive lane guidance.  
the information on ACC carefully ÿ p. 165 and Lane Assist  
ÿ p. 176 and note the limitations of the systems and the  
instructions given there.  
Active Travel Assist, passive adaptive cruise  
control and active adaptive lane guidance.  
Active Travel Assist, adaptive cruise control and  
Speed range Travel  
passive adaptive lane guidance.  
Assist regulates speeds between approx. 30 km/h (approx.  
20 mph) and approx. 210 km/h (approx. 130 mph); in the  
Active Travel Assist  
case of the adaptive lane guidance function, between 0 km/  
h (0 mph) and approx. 250 km/h (approx. 155 mph). This  
range may vary depending on the market.  
Driver intervention request  
If you take your hands off the steering wheel, after a few  
seconds the system prompts you to take over the steering  
with an indication on the instrument panel display and  
acoustic warnings.  
Driving with Travel Assist  
Travel Assist automatically controls the accelerator pedal,  
brakes and steering. In addition, Travel Assist can, within  
If you do not react to this request, the system warns you by  
causing a brief jerk on the brakes and a brief tightening of  
the belt. The Travel Assist is then switched off or the  
Emergency Assist is switched on (depending on equipment).  
its limitations, accelerate the vehicle to a stop behind a  
stopped vehicle and automatically resume driving.  
You can override the Travel Assist setting at any time.  
Driver assistance systems  

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