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VW Passat B8 Owner's Manual ➜ Requirements for the operation of parking systems

— Camera images displayed on the screen are only  
two-dimensional. Due to a lack of spatial depth,  
those objects that protrude or cavities in the road,  
for example, can only be seen with difficulty or not  
at all.  
The representation of the camera has zones  
dead in which you cannot detect people or  
Keep the camera lens always clean and  
do not cover it.  
In parking spaces without a curb, keep a distance of  
50 cm from walls and buildings to avoid damage to  
the vehicle.  
The intelligent technology of parking systems  
cannot overcome the limits imposed by physical  
laws and only works within the limits of the systems.  
Never allow the greater comfort provided by parking  
systems to induce you to take risks that compromise  
safety. Parking systems cannot replace driver  
Automatic parking systems refer to parked vehicles,  
curbs and other objects. Make sure that neither the  
tires nor the rims are damaged when parking. If  
necessary, interrupt the parking maneuver in good  
time to prevent damage to the vehicle.  
· Always adapt your speed and driving style to the  
visibility, weather, road and traffic conditions.  
To familiarize yourself with the parking systems  
and their functions, Volkswagen recommends  
practicing your driving in a place without too much  
traffic or in a car park.  
Always supervise the parking maneuver  
and the environment of the vehicle.  
· Always keep the surroundings of the vehicle under  
control, since the parking systems do not always  
detect small children, animals or certain objects.  
Requirements for  
the operation of  
Do n't get distracted from traffic by directions  
on the instrument panel display or with the images  
displayed on the infotainment system.  
parking systems  
General information  
In order for the sensors and cameras to capture the  
The signs and indications of the parking systems  
vehicle's surroundings as well as possible and to be  
have reaction times that, in the event of an  
able to display it on the infotainment system display,  
approach that is too fast, might not be enough to  
the following requirements must be met:  
issue a warning. As a consequence, accidents,  
— The doors and the tailgate have to  
serious injuries and damage to the vehicle can  
be closed.  
— The exterior mirrors are not folded.  
· Remain vigilant and do not rely solely on parking  
— The terrain is flat.  
— The vehicle is not heavily loaded at the rear or on  
one side.  
· Act without waiting for the parking system to  
— The engine is running.  
— The ASR and, if necessary, the ESC are  
connected ÿ p. 201.  
The image from the cameras does not accurately  
calculate the distance between people and  
obstacles and, therefore, accidents and serious  
injuries can occur.  
Find a suitable parking space  
In order for a parking space to be correctly displayed  
or detected, the following requirements should be met:  
— The length and width of the parking space are  
· Camera lenses stretch and distort the field of view,  
making objects look different and inaccurate on  
the screen.  
greater than the dimensions of the vehicle and offer  
sufficient space for manoeuvring.  
· Do not rely exclusively on the representation of  
the peripheral vision system or the reversing  
assist camera.  
park and maneuver  
— The distance when passing the parking space  
Green graphic element: boundary lines.  
is approx. 1m (3ft).  
Green side line: turning point to the other  
side when parking (line parking).  
Vehicles with reversing assistant: the velo  
Speed with reverse gear engaged is 15 km/  
h (9 mph) maximum.  
Green frame: outline of the vehicle (line  
Vehicles with assisted parking system: the speed  
when passing next to a parking space parallel to  
the road is 40 km/h (25 mph) maximum, and in the  
case of parking spaces perpendicular to the road,  
20 km/h (12 mph) maximum.  
White graphic element: obstacle outside  
the path of the vehicle.  
The system has a fault in the tracked area  
(depending on the equipment). Color may  
Vehicles with peripheral vision system: the  
speed when passing next to the parking space is  
15 km/h (9 mph) maximum.  
Suppress the sound of the acoustic signals.  
Adjust brightness, contrast, and color.  
View indication.  
Indications on the screen of  
the parking systems  
Hide the indication.  
Exit the current display and end the function.  
The selection of possible settings varies depending on the  
Additionally for vehicles with parking aid  
country, the equipment in question and the equipment of  
the vehicle.  
Switch to reversing assistant (depending  
on equipment).  
Braking function when maneuvering  
The approach of the vehicle to an obstacle is  
represented in the infotainment system with segments  
and is supplemented by acoustic signals. The indication  
may vary depending on the situation.  
ÿ p. 190.  
The collision zone is reached when the penultimate  
Additionally in vehicles with reversing assistant  
segment is displayed, at the latest. Do not continue  
the march!  
Switch to parking aid ÿ p. 193.  
All equipment and representations are described  
without specifying whether they are optional equipment  
Switch to battery parking ÿ p. 194.  
or model versions. The availability of these systems  
depends on the equipment of the vehicle.  
Switch to parallel parking ÿ p. 195.  
Switch to cross traffic. The display helps  
keep an eye on traffic behind the vehicle.  
USA and Canada: When the camera image of a  
parking system is activated, the function buttons of  
the parking system are hidden for security reasons.  
To redisplay them, press the function button  
Turn the steering wheel (parking in line).  
Stop the vehicle (parking in line).  
General settings  
Red graphic element: obstacle nearby. The  
vehicle is in danger. Brake.  
Red line: delimitation lines.  
Switch to trailer hitch assist function or off-  
road assist function ÿ p. 194 (depending on  
Red frame: outline of the vehicle (line  
Additionally in vehicles with peripheral vision  
system (Area View)  
Yellow graphic element: obstacle in the path.  
The vehicle is in danger. Turn the wheel.  
park online  
Yellow lines: trajectory of the vehicle  
depending on the angle of rotation.  
Yellow auxiliary box: front or rear delimitation  
of the parking space (parallel parking).  
Forward battery park  
3 G 0 0 1 2 7 6 0 A H  
Battery park backwards  
Indications on the screen of the parking systems  

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