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HOW TO USE FOLLOWING DISTANCE INDICATOR 

Difficulty Level: Novice  |  Time Required: 2 Minutes 

If your vehicle has this available feature, Following Distance Indicator displays the gap time in seconds between your vehicle and a detected vehicle you’re following. This can help you decide if you’re following too closely.


HOW TO USE FOLLOWING DISTANCE INDICATOR TO HELP PREVENT TAILGATING


1. Following Distance Indicator uses a forward-looking camera or camera and radar sensors (depending on how your vehicle is equipped) to look directly ahead to monitor vehicles you’re following.

2. To turn Following Distance Indicator on, select the “Follow Distance Indicator/Gap Setting” page display in your instrument cluster. Once you select this, your cluster will display the following time to the vehicle ahead in seconds. The minimum following time the instrument cluster will show is 0.5 seconds.

a. Following Distance Indicator displays don’t show if Adaptive Cruise Control is on, if your vehicle has that available feature.

3. If the system doesn’t detect a vehicle ahead or if a vehicle ahead is out of sensor range, the instrument cluster will display dashes instead of a following time.



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WHAT CAN AFFECT THE ABILITY OF FOLLOWING DISTANCE INDICATOR TO PERFORM AS EXPECTED?

The performance of the system may be affected by bad weather if it impacts visibility of forward distance to vehicles.
 

Also, if the windshield behind the rearview mirror or the area in front of the radar sensors are obstructed in any way or not properly cleaned, the system might not perform as expected. Check your Owner’s Manual for the location of the camera and/or radar sensors and more information on how to clean them.

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To find out if your vehicle has this feature, contact your dealer or refer to your vehicle’s equipment list. Please check your Owner's Manual for more information about features.

  •     ATS Coupe 2018-2019
  •     ATS Sedan 2018 
  •     ATS-V Coupe 2018-2019 
  •     ATS-V Sedan 2018
  •     CTS Sedan and CTS-V Sedan 2017-2019   
  •     CT4 2020-2022
  •     CT5 2020-2022
  •     CT6 2020 
  •     CT6 Sedan 2019  
  •     XTS 2018-2019
  •     XT4 2019-2022
  •     XT5 2020-2022 
  •     XT6 2020-2022
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