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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.




Q&As

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.

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  • EPA estimated MPG 25 city, 30 highway FWD.

  • Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.

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  • Functionality varies by model. Full functionality requires compatible Bluetooth® and smartphone, and USB connectivity for some devices.

  • EPA estimated MPG 30 city, 32 highway 1.3L engine FWD.

  • Buick Driver Confidence: Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Alert, Front Pedestrian Braking, Following Distance Indicator and IntelliBeam. Read the vehicle Owner’s Manual for more important feature limitations and information.

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  • Safety or driver-assistance features are no substitute for the driver’s responsibility to operate the vehicle in a safe manner. Read the vehicle Owner’s Manual for important feature limitations and information.

  • With rear seats folded. Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.

  • Buick Driver Confidence Plus: Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Alert, Front Pedestrian Braking, Following Distance Indicator, IntelliBeam, Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Rear Park Assist. Read the vehicle Owner’s Manual for important feature limitations and information.

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