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VW Passat B8 Owner's Manual ➜ Peripheral vision system (Area View)

— Release the steering wheel when the following message  
The peripheral vision system (Area View) helps  
to see the vehicle's environment in real time and  
detect obstacles in time.  
appears: Interv. in direction active. Watch your surroundings.  
— Accelerate with caution.  
— Brake when an audible signal sounds, it is in  
turn on the indication or the indication to go forward  
appears on the display of the instrument cluster.  
Using multiple cameras, the system generates a  
representation of the vehicle's surroundings that is  
displayed on the infotainment system's screen.  
— Depress the brake pedal until the brake system  
assisted parking finish turning the steering wheel  
or until the indication on the instrument panel  
display goes off.  
The functions and representations of the system  
may vary depending on the equipment.  
— Execute the parking exit maneuver  
until a message on the instrument panel display  
and, if necessary, an acoustic signal indicate that  
the parking exit maneuver has been completed.  
The intelligent technology of parking systems  
cannot overcome the limits imposed by physical  
laws and only works within the limits of the systems.  
Accidents, serious injuries, and vehicle damage  
can occur.  
— Take over the steering with the steering angle  
adjusted by the parking assist system.  
· The parking system cannot replace the driver's  
— Pull out of the parking space when the situation  
tion of the traffic allows it.  
connect and disconnect  
peripheral vision system  
(Area View)  
Note and , on page 187, and , at the beginning  
of this chapter, on page 198.  
Introduction to the topic  
Fig. 156 On the center console: button for manually  
switching on the peripheral vision system.  
To connect  
— Engage reverse gear.  
OR: press the key  
— Drive forward more than approx. 15 km/h (9  
OR: press the key  
Fig. 155 Visualization of the peripheral vision system  
on the screen: A front camera, B rear camera.  
park and maneuver  
Display on the screen with the peripheral vision system  
· Always observe the movement of the trailer and, if necessary,  
actively interrupt the maneuver to avoid damage. Even if  
the Trailer Maneuvering Assist is operated correctly, on  
rare occasions it can happen that the trailer moves  
differently than set.  
In the infotainment system, the screen is divided into two  
display areas:  
Left side of the screen: The vehicle is shown from an aerial  
perspective. Clicking on the different zones varies the display  
on the  
· Do not rely solely on the indications on the screen of the  
instrument panel.  
right of the screen.  
Right side of the screen: Depending on the zone selected  
on the left side of the screen, the different images of the  
For technical reasons, the Trailer Maneuver Assist  
cannot always detect  
cameras are displayed.  
trailers with LED technology taillights correctly.  
— Press the function buttons located in the margin of the  
image to select the corresponding representation.  
Depending on the country, a three-dimensional view is  
available. By sliding your finger in the direction of the arrows,  
Requirements for the assistant for  
maneuvers with trailer (Trailer  
you can change the viewing angle in the three-dimensional view.  
Note and , on page 187, and , at the beginning of this  
chapter, on page 199.  
Trailer Maneuvering Assistant  
(Trailer Assist)  
The following requirements must be met in order to use the  
trailer maneuvering assistant which:  
Introduction to the topic  
— The tongue of the trailer is not covered.  
— A single or two-axle non-articulated trailer is attached to and  
electrically connected to the vehicle.  
Trailer Maneuvering Assist assists the driver when reversing  
and maneuvering a trailer.  
— The towing vehicle and trailer combination is in  
— The driver's door and the tailgate  
they are closed.  
By turning the rotary control for the exterior mirrors, the Trailer  
Maneuvering Assist steers the coupled trailer.  
— The maximum bending angle has not been exceeded.  
— The exterior mirrors are not folded.  
— The ESC is connected.  
The intelligent technology of parking systems cannot  
— In the course of approx. 3 minutes the driver has to carry out  
overcome the limits imposed by physical laws and only  
some action, otherwise the maneuver is interrupted and the  
works within the limits of the systems. As a consequence,  
assistant is deactivated.  
accidents, serious injuries and damage to the vehicle can  
— The system has been adapted to the trailer.  
Adapt the system to the trailer  
· The parking system cannot replace the driver's attention.  
Every time the towing vehicle and trailer combination is changed,  
the system must be adapted to the trailer.  
In doing so, the length of the towbar is determined again: —  
Carry out several and, if possible, different turning maneuvers  
The trailer maneuvering assistant does not take the  
surroundings of the vehicle as a reference. No obstacle  
and curving paths with the trailer.  
detection takes place. The driver has to assess for himself  
whether he can maneuver the tow vehicle and trailer  
combination safely.  
The more accurately the length of the lance can be  
3 G 0 0 1 2 7 6 0 A H  
determined, the more angles will be available when maneuvering.  
Trailer maneuvering assistant  

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