Kia Picanto: Radar type autonomous emergency braking / System setting and activation

Kia Picanto JA 2017-2023 Owner's Manual / Driving your vehicle / Radar type autonomous emergency braking / System setting and activation

System setting

The driver can activate the AEB by placing the ignition switch to the ON position and by selecting 'User Settings', 'Driving Assist', and 'Autonomous Emergency Braking System'. The AEB deactivates, when the driver cancels the system setting.

The warning light illuminates on the LCD display, when you cancel the AEB system.

It illuminates even with the ESC (Electronic Stability Control) state 2 OFF. The driver can monitor the AEB ON/OFF status on the LCD display. When the warning light remains ON with the AEB activated, have the system checked by a professional workshop. Kia recommends to visit an authorized Kia dealer/service partner.

The driver can select the initial warning activation time in the User Settings and Driving Assist in the instrument cluster LCD display. The options for the initial Forward Collision Warning include the following:

Prerequisite for activation

The AEB gets ready to be activated, when the AEB is selected on the LCD display, and when the following prerequisites are satisfied.

- The ESC is activated.
- The driving speed is over 10 km/h. (However, AEB is activated within certain driving speed.)
- When recognizing the vehicle in front. (However, AEB does not activate according to conditions in front and vehicle systems, but it notices only certain warnings.)


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