2017-2019 Panamera – Manual

2017-2019 Panamera – Manual

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Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)

Adaptive cruise control (ACC) can be used on the open road to maintain a constant selected speed between approx. 20 and 130 mph (30 and 210 km/h) without having to use the accelerator pedal.

If another vehicle that traveling slower than the selected speed is detected ahead in the same lane, adaptive cruise control automatically maintains a set distance. Adaptive cruise control will cause the vehicle to brake if the distance from the vehicle in front becomes too small and to accelerate if the distance increases.

Lack of attention
The increased comfort offered by ACC should not induce you to risk your safety. Despite ACC, responsibility for maintaining a safe distance, choosing a suitable speed, etc. remains with the driver. The system cannot replace the driver's attentiveness.

  • Particular attentiveness is required while driving.
  • If ACC does not decelerate quickly enough, you should use the footbrake to slow down the vehicle immediately. Make sure that you can take control of the vehicle at any time.

Unsafe traffic situation and unfavorable road conditions
If the prevailing situation does not allow you to drive safely at a sufficient distance and constant speed, use of the ACC can cause accidents.

  • Do not use ACC in heavy traffic, when you encounter road works, in urban traffic, on winding roads or when road conditions are unfavorable (e.g., wintery conditions, wet or variable road surfaces).
  • Observe all local and national speed limits.

Failure of adaptive cruise control to detect vehicles or objects
Pedestrians or objects on the road, oncoming vehicles in the same lane and cross traffic are not detected. Stationary or slow-moving vehicles are only detected to a limited extent by ACC.

  • You should intervene as necessary.
  • Always keep your eyes on the road ahead.

Radar sensors

Fig. 1: Radar sensor position


  • Always keep radar sensors free of dirt, ice, and snow to ensure that they are always fully functional.
  1. Please see chapter "Car Care" on page 72.

Restricted range of the radar sensors and camera
The range of the radar sensors and camera can be impaired by rain, snow, ice or heavy spray. Vehicles up ahead may not be adequately detected, or may not be detected at all.

  • Do not use ACC in such conditions.

ACC limited or not available
Shocks or damage to the bumper, wheel housings or underbody, e.g. through parking dents, can move the sensors. This may impair performance of the adaptive cruise control.

  • Visit an authorized Porsche dealer. Porsche recommends an authorized Porsche dealer, as they have trained technicians and the necessary parts and tools.

Radio frequency radiation exposure
This equipment complies with FCC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment. This equipment should be installed and operated at a minimum distance of 8 in. (20 cm) between the radiator and your body.

  • This transmitter must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.

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