RENAULT ESPACE 2015 5.G Owners Manual
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ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL (4/7)
Exceeding the cruising speed
The cruising speed may be exceeded
at any time by depressing the accelera-
When exceeding this speed, the cruis-
ing speed and the following bars show
red and the cruising speed flashes on
the instrument panel: the distance con-
trol function is no longer activated.
Then, release the accelerator: cruise
and distance control will automatically
reactivate unless the function has been
set to standby.
Putting the function on
The function is set to standby if:
– you press switch 4 (O);
– you depress the brake pedal;
– you depress the clutch pedal;
– you use the gear lever;
– the vehicle speed is lower than 20 mph (40 km/h) or over 100 mph
– certain driver correction devices and aids are triggered (ABS, ESC, etc.)
In the latter two cases, the message
“Adaptive cruise ct disconnected” is
displayed on the instrument panel when
the function is set to standby.
Standby is confirmed by the display of
the cruising speed in grey and the mes-
sage “Adaptive cruise ctrl”. Returning to the cruising speed
If a speed is stored, it can be recalled,
once you are sure that the road con-
ditions are suitable (traffic, road sur-
face, weather conditions, etc.). Press
3 (R) if the vehicle speed is
above around 30 mph (50 km/h).
When the stored speed is recalled,
activation of the cruise control is con-
firmed by the illumination of the cruis-
ing speed in green, along with the mes-
sage “Adaptive cruise ctrl”.
When the cruise control function is put
on standby, pressing switch 2 side a
(+) reactivates the cruise control func-
tion without taking into account the
stored speed: it is the speed at which
the vehicle is moving that is taken into
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ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL (5/7)Switching off the function
The cruise control function is deacti-
vated if you press switch 5: in this case
a speed is no longer stored. The green
indicator light and the message
”Adaptive cruise ctrl” on the instrument
panel go out to confirm that the function
Putting the cruise control
on standby or switching it
off does not cause a rapid
reduction in speed: you
must brake by depressing the brake
Please note that you are
strongly advised to keep
your feet close to the pedals
in order to react in an emer-
Note: if the speed previously stored is
much higher than the current speed,
the vehicle will accelerate to reach this
Under certain conditions (coming up
behind a vehicle moving more slowly,
rapid change of lane of vehicles in
front, etc.), the system may not have
time to respond and may emit a beep
alongside the alert A when the situation
requires the driver’s attention, or the
alert B when the situation requires im-
mediate action from the driver.
React accordingly and perform the ap-
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ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL (6/7)
This function is an additional driving aid. However, this function is not under any circumstances intended to replace the
due care and attention of the driver, who should at all times be in control of the vehicle.
The driver should always adapt their speed to the traffic conditions, regardless of the system indications.
The system should under no circumstances be taken to be an obstacle dete\
ctor or an anti-collision system.
– In the event of an impact, the sensor alignment may become changed, and \
its operation will consequently be affected. Deactivate the function, then consult an authorised dealer.
– Any servicing on the bumper (replacement, repair, paint retouching, etc.) should be undertaken by a qualified professio\
nal. Only an authorised dealer is qualified to service the system.
In a complex environment (metal bridge, etc.), the system may be affected.
Risk of inadvertent braking.
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ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL (7/7)
Limitation of the system operation
– A vehicle travelling in the opposite direction will not trigger any alert\
or any action on the system operation.
– The sensor area should be kept clean and free of any modifications in or\
der to ensure the proper operation of the
– Fixed obstacles (vehicles at a standstill, traffic jams, toll booths, etc.) or objects travelling at low speed or of a\
(motorbikes, bicycles, pedestrians, etc.) may not be detected by the s\
– A vehicle entering the same lane will only be detected once it has entere\
d the detection zone. Sudden or late braking may then take place.
– When entering a bend or curve, the sensor may temporarily no longer dete\
ct the vehicle in front, and this may lead to ac- celeration.
– When exiting a curve, the detection of the vehicle in front may be affected or delayed. Sudden or late braking may then take place.
– A slower vehicle travelling in an adjacent lane may be detected and cause\
a slowing down if one of the two vehicles is trav- elling too close to the lane of the other.
– The system is deactivated below around 20 mph (40 km/h). Drivers must \
– Sudden changes in situation are not instantly taken into account by the \
system. Drivers must remain vigilant at all times and
under all circumstances.
Deactivating the function
The function should be deactivated if:
– the brake lights are not functioning;
– the bumper has suffered an impact or damage;
– the vehicle is being towed (breakdowns);
– traffic is heavy;
– the vehicle is travelling in a tunnel;
– the vehicle is travelling on a windy road;
– the vehicle is travelling on a slippery road or in poor weather conditio\
ns (fog, snow, rain, side winds, etc.).
If the driver notices abnormal system behaviour, please consult an authorised dealer.
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PARKING DISTANCE CONTROL (1/4)
Ultrasonic sensors in the rear bumper
measure the distance between the ve-
hicle and an obstacle.
This measurement is indicated by
beeps which become more frequent the
closer you come to the obstacle, until
they become a continuous beep when
the vehicle is approximately 20 to
30 centimetres from the obstacle.
The system detects obstacles to the
front, the rear and the sides of the ve-
The parking distance control system
is only activated when the vehicle is
driven at a speed below approximately
6 mph (10 km/h).
This function is an addi-
tional aid that indicates the
distance between the vehi-
cle and an obstacle whilst
reversing, using sound signals.
Under no circumstances should it
replace the driver’s care or respon-
sibility whilst reversing.
The driver should always look out
for sudden hazards during driv-
ing: always ensure that there are
no moving obstacles (such as a
child, animal, pram or bicycle, etc.)
or small, narrow objects such as
stones or posts in your path when
Ensure that the ultrasonic sensors indi-
cated by arrows 1 are not obscured (by
dirt, mud, snow, etc.).
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Most objects located less near the
front, rear and sides of the vehicle are
Depending on the distance of the ob-
stacle, the frequency of the beep will
be higher while approaching it, and will
become a solid beep around 20 cm for
obstacles to the sides, and 30 cm for
obstacles to the front or rear. Green,
orange and red zones will be displayed
on the display C.
PARKING DISTANCE CONTROL (2/4)
Note: the display 2 shows the vehicle
surroundings and emits beeps.
It is necessary to travel a few metres
before the side detection is activated.
If all areas have a grey background, the
whole area around the vehicle is being
– A: analysis of the vehicle surround-
ings in progress;
– B: analysis of the vehicle surround-
ings carried out
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An impact to the under-
side of the vehicle while
manoeuvring (e.g.: stri-
king a post, raised kerb or
other street furniture) may result in
damage to the vehicle (e.g.: defor-
mation of an axle).
To avoid any risk of accident, have
your vehicle checked by an appro-
Detection of obstacles to the side
Depending on the direction of the
wheels, the system determines the tra-
jectory of the vehicle and notifies the
driver of any risk or otherwise of a col-
lision with an obstacle 3 to the side of
PARKING DISTANCE CONTROL (3/4)
If a side obstacle is detected:
– the beeps become faster and then sound continuously as the obstacle
gets nearer. Green, orange and red
zones will be displayed on the dis-
– if there is no risk of collision, no beep will sound when approaching the ob-
stacle. Green, orange and red zones
will be displayed interspersed on the
Note: in the event of a change in tra-
jectory during a manoeuvre, the risk of
collision with an obstacles may be sig-
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PARKING DISTANCE CONTROL (4/4)
When the vehicle is being driven at
a speed below approximately 6 mph
(10 km/h), certain noises (motorcy-
cle, lorry, pneumatic drill, etc.) may
trigger the beeping sound of the
parking distance control.
Automatic deactivation of the
parking distance control
The system deactivates:
– when the vehicle speed is above ap-proximately 6 mph (10 km/h);
– depending on the model, when the vehicle is stationary for more than
approximately 5 seconds and an ob-
stacle is detected (such as when in a
traffic jam, etc.);
– when the vehicle is in neutral for manual gearboxes, or in position N
or P for automatic gearboxes.
When the system detects an operating
fault, a beep sounds for approximately
3 seconds each time reverse gear is se-
lected and is accompanied by the mes-
sage “Check parking sensor” shown on
the instrument panel. Please consult an
You can adjust certain settings from the
multifunction screen 4. Please see the
equipment instructions for further infor-
Select “Vehicle”, “PARKING ASSIST”,
Parking distance control audio
Adjust the volume of the parking dis-
tance control by pressing + or -.System sound
Enables the system sound to be se-
lected from a choice of 3.
Deactivating the system sound
Activate or deactivate the parking dis-
tance control sound.
Note: If you deactivate the sound, you
will no longer be notified with beeps
when approaching an obstacle.
Deactivating the system
Activate or deactivate parking distance
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REVERSING CAMERA (1/2)
4 moving guide line:
This is shown in blue on the multifunc-
tion screen 2. It indicates the vehicle
trajectory according to the position of
the steering wheel.
Make sure that the camera is not ob-
scured (by dirt, mud, snow, etc.).
When you change to reverse gear, the
camera 1 located on the tailgate pro-
vides a view of the area behind the
vehicle on the multimedia screen 2,
accompanied by one or two fixed or
moving guide lines 3 and 4.
This system is initially used with the aid
of several gauges (mobile for trajectory
and fixed for distance). When the red
zone is reached, use the bumper image
to stop accurately. Fixed gauge 3
The fixed clearance gauge comprises
A, B and C , indicat-
ing the distance behind the vehicle:
– A (red) approximately 30 centime-
tres from the vehicle;
– B (yellow) approximately 70 centi-
metres from the vehicle;
– C (green) approximately 150 centi-
metres from the vehicle.
This gauge remains fixed and indicates
the vehicle trajectory if the wheels are
in line with the vehicle.
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This function is an additional
aid. It cannot, therefore,
under any circumstances
replace the vigilance or the
responsibility of the driver.
The driver should always look out
for sudden hazards during driving:
always ensure that there are no
moving obstacles (such as a child,
animal, pram, bicycle, etc.) or small,
narrow objects such as stones or
posts in your path when manoeu-
The screen shows a reverse mirror
The frames are a representation
projected onto flat ground; this in-
formation must not be taken into
account when superimposed on a
vertical object or an object on the
Objects which appear on the edge
of the screen may be deformed.
In very bright light (snow, vehicle in
sunshine etc.), the camera vision
may be adversely affected.
If the boot is open or poorly closed,
the message “Boot open” appears
and the camera display disappears.
You can also adjust the camera image
settings (brightness, contrast, etc.)
Activating, deactivating the
From the multifunction screen 2, select
“Vehicle”, “Settings”, “Parking as-
sistance”, then “Rear view camera”.
Activate or deactivate the reversing
camera and confirm your choice.
REVERSING CAMERA (2/2)