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DS 3: Park Assist / Operation

DS 3 2016-2023 Owners Manual

  • When approaching a parking area, reduce the speed of your vehicle to 19 mph (30 km/h) or less.

Activating the function

DS 3. Operation The function is activated in the Vehicle/Driving touch screen menu. Select "Park Assist".

DS 3. Operation Activating the function deactivates the Blind Spot Detection system.

DS 3. Operation You can deactivate the function at any time until the parking space entry or exit manoeuvre begins, by pressing the arrow located in the top left-hand corner of the display page.

Selecting the type of manoeuvre

DS 3. Operation

A manoeuvre selection page is displayed on the touch screen: by default, the "Entry" page if the vehicle has been running since the ignition was switched on, otherwise, the "Exit" page.

  • Select the type and side of the manoeuvre to activate the parking space search.

The selected manoeuvre can be changed at any time, even while searching for an available space.

DS 3. Operation This indicator lamp comes on to confirm the selection.

Parking space search

  • You should drive at a distance of between 0.50 m and 1.50 m from the row of parked vehicles, without ever exceeding 19 mph (30 km/h), until the system finds an available space.

The parking space search stops over this limit. The function automatically deactivates once the vehicle speed exceeds 31 mph (50 km/h).

DS 3. Operation For ''parallel'' parking, the space must at a minimum be equal to the length of your vehicle plus 0.60 m.

For ''bay'' parking, the width of the space must be equal to the width of your vehicle plus 0.70 m.

DS 3. Operation If the parking sensors function has been deactivated in the Driving/Vehicle menu of the touch screen, it will be automatically reactivated when the system is activated.

DS 3. Operation

When the system finds an available space, "OK" is displayed on the parking view, accompanied by an audible signal.

Preparing for the manoeuvre

  • Move very slowly until the request to stop the vehicle is displayed: "Stop the vehicle", accompanied by the "STOP" sign and an audible signal.

Once the vehicle has stopped, an instructions page is displayed on the screen.

  • To prepare for the manoeuvre, follow the instructions.

The start of the manoeuvre is indicated by the message "Manoeuvre under way", accompanied by an audible signal.

Reversing is indicated by this message: "Release the steering wheel, reverse".

The Reversing camera function and the parking sensors are automatically activated to help you monitor your vehicle's close surroundings during the manoeuvre.

During the manoeuvre

The system controls the vehicle’s steering. It gives instructions on the manoeuvring direction when starting "parallel" entry and exit parking manoeuvres, and for all "bay" entry manoeuvres.

These instructions are displayed as a symbol accompanied by a message:

DS 3. Operation "Reverse".

DS 3. Operation “Go forwards".

The manoeuvring status is indicated by these symbols:

DS 3. Operation Manoeuvre in progress (green).

DS 3. Operation Manoeuvre cancelled or finished (red) (the arrows indicate that the driver must resume control of the vehicle).

The maximum speeds during manoeuvres are indicated by these symbols:

DS 3. Operation  5 mph or 7 km/h, for parking space entry.

DS 3. Operation  3 mph or 5 km/h, for parking space exit.

DS 3. Operation During manoeuvring phases, the steering wheel performs rapid turns: do not hold the steering wheel or put your hands between the spokes of the steering wheel. Watch out for any objects that could interfere with the manoeuvre (loose clothing, scarf, tie, etc.).

Risk of injury!

It is the driver's responsibility to constantly monitor the traffic, especially vehicles coming towards you.

The driver should check that no objects or people are obstructing the vehicle’s path.

DS 3. Operation The images from the camera(s) displayed on the touch screen may be distorted by the terrain.

In shady areas, or in inadequate sunlight or lighting conditions, the image may be darkened and with lower contrast.

The manoeuvre can be permanently interrupted at any time, either by the driver or automatically by the system.

Interruption by the driver:

  • taking over control of the steering.
  • activating the direction indicator lamps on the opposite side to that of the manoeuvre.
  • unfastening the driver's seat belt.
  • switching off the ignition.

Interruption by the system:

  • vehicle exceeding the speed limit of 5 mph (7 km/h) during parking space entry manoeuvres, or 3 mph (5 km/h) during parking space exit manoeuvres.
  • activation of anti-slip regulation on a slippery road.
  • opening of a door or the boot.
  • engine stall.
  • system malfunction.
  • after 10 manoeuvres to enter or exit a parallel parking space and after 7 manoeuvres to enter a parking bay.

Interrupting the manoeuvre automatically deactivates the function.

The manoeuvre symbol is displayed in red, accompanied by the "Manoeuvre cancelled" message on the touch screen.

A message prompts the driver to take back control of the vehicle.

DS 3. Operation The function is deactivated after a few seconds; this indicator lamp goes off and the function returns to the initial display.

End of the parking space entry or exit manoeuvre

The vehicle stops as soon as the manoeuvre is completed.

The manoeuvre symbol is displayed in red, accompanied by the message "Manoeuvre completed" on the touch screen.

DS 3. Operation When the function is deactivated, this indicator lamp goes off, accompanied by an audible signal.

When entering a parking space, the driver may be required to complete the manoeuvre.

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    Operating limits The system may suggest an inappropriate parking space (parking prohibited, work in progress with damaged road surface, location alongside a ditch, etc...

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