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DS 3: Adaptive Cruise Control / Use

DS 3 2016-2023 Owners Manual

Activating the system (pause)

  • With the engine running, turn the thumbwheel 1 downwards to the CRUISE position. Cruise control is ready to operate (grey display).

Switching on cruise control and setting the speed

With a manual gearbox, your speed must be between 19 and 112 mph (30 and 180 km/h). With an EAT8 automatic gearbox or a drive selector, your speed must be between 0 and 112 mph (0 and 180 km/h).

  • Press button 2 or 3: the current speed becomes the speed setting (minimum 19 mph (30 km/h)) and cruise control is immediately activated (green display).
  • Press 3 to increase or 2 to decrease the speed setting (steps of 5 mph (km/h) if held pressed).

DS 3. Use Pressing and holding button 2 or 3 results in a rapid change in the speed of the vehicle.

Pausing/resumption of cruise control

  • Press 4 or depress the brake pedal. To pause cruise control, it is also possible to:
    • shift from mode D to N;
    • depress the clutch pedal for more than 10 seconds;
    • Press the electric parking brake control.
  • Press 4 to restart cruise control. Cruise control may have been paused automatically:
    • when the speed of the vehicle goes below 19 mph (30 km/h) with a manual gearbox.
    • when the speed of the engine goes below 1100 rpm with a manual gearbox.
    • by triggering of the ESC system.

With an EAT8 gearbox or a drive selector, following braking that has brought the vehicle to a complete stop, if the traffic conditions do not allow the vehicle to begin moving again within 3 seconds of stopping, press button 4 or the accelerator pedal to move off.

If the driver takes no action after the vehicle has been stopped, the electric parking brake is applied automatically after about 5 minutes.

DS 3. Use Cruise control remains active after changing gear, regardless of the gearbox type.

DS 3. Use When the driver attempts to reactivate cruise control, after the function has been paused, the message "Activation not possible, unsuitable conditions" is briefly displayed if reactivation is not possible (safety conditions not met).

Changing the programmed speed setting with the Speed Limit Recognition and Recommendation function

  • Press 5 to accept the speed suggested by the function on the instrument panel, then press again to confirm.

DS 3. Use To prevent sudden acceleration or deceleration of the vehicle, select a speed setting relatively close to the vehicle's current speed.

Changing the inter-vehicle distance

Press 6 to display the distance setting thresholds ("Distant", "Normal" or "Close"), then press again to select a threshold.

After a few seconds, the option is accepted and will be memorised when the ignition is switched off.

Temporarily exceeding the speed setting

  • Press the accelerator pedal fully. Distance monitoring and cruise control are deactivated while acceleration is maintained. "Cruise control suspended" is displayed.

Deactivating the system

  • Turn the thumbwheel 1 upwards to the OFF position.

    Steering-mounted controls


    Information displayed on the instrument panel

    Vehicle detected by the system (full symbol) Cruise control active (colour not grey) Speed setting value Speed suggested by the Speed Limit Recognition and Recommendation Vehicle held stationary (versions with automatic gearbox or drive selector) Inter-vehicle distance setting Position of the vehicle detected by the system ..

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    Towing your vehicle

    To access the front screw thread:

    DS 3. Towing your vehicle

    Unclip the cover by pressing at its top lefthand corner. Release the cover.

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