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Peugeot 2008: Driving / Park Assist

Refer to the General recommendations on the use of driving and manoeuvring aids.

This system provides active parking assistance: it detects a parking space and then steers in the appropriate direction to park in the space while the driver controls the driving direction, gear changes, acceleration and braking.

To help the driver monitor the manoeuvre, the system automatically triggers the display of  Visiopark 1 and activates the parking sensors.

The system measures the available parking spaces and calculates the distances to obstacles using ultrasonic sensors built into the front and rear bumpers of the vehicle.

Peugeot 2008. Park Assist

The system assists with the following manoeuvres:

  1. Entering a "parallel" parking space
  2. Leaving a "parallel" parking space
  3. Entering a "bay" parking space


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

Activating the function

Peugeot 2008. Park Assist The function is activated in the Vehicle / Driving touch screen menu.

Select "Park Assist".

Peugeot 2008. Park Assist Activating the function deactivates the Blind Spot Monitoring System.

Peugeot 2008. Park Assist 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

Peugeot 2008. Park Assist

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.

Peugeot 2008. Park Assist 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).

Peugeot 2008. Park Assist 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.

Peugeot 2008. Park Assist 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.

Peugeot 2008. Park Assist

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”.

Visiopark 1 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.

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

Peugeot 2008. Park Assist "Reverse".

Peugeot 2008. Park Assist “Go forwards".

The manoeuvring status is indicated by these symbols:

Peugeot 2008. Park Assist Manoeuvre in progress (green).

Peugeot 2008. Park Assist 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:

Peugeot 2008. Park Assist 5 mph or 7  km/h, for parking space entry.

Peugeot 2008. Park Assist 3 mph or 5  km/h, for parking space exit.

Peugeot 2008. Park Assist 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.

Peugeot 2008. Park Assist 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.

Peugeot 2008. Park Assist The function is deactivated after a few seconds; this warning 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 manoeuvring symbol is displayed in red accompanied by the message “Manoeuvre completed” on the touch screen.

Peugeot 2008. Park Assist Deactivation of the function is confirmed by this indicator lamp going off, accompanied by an audible signal.

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

Operating limits

  • The system may suggest an inappropriate parking space (parking prohibited, work in progress with damaged road surface, location alongside a ditch, etc.).
  • The system may indicate that a space has been found but will not offer it because of a fixed obstacle on the opposite side of the manoeuvre, which would not allow the vehicle to follow a trajectory required for parking.
  • The system may indicate that a space has been found but the manoeuvre will not be triggered, because the width of the lane is insufficient.
  • The system is not designed for performing the parking manoeuvre on a sharp bend.
  • The system does not detect spaces that are much larger than the vehicle itself or that are delimited by obstacles that are too low (pavements, studs, etc.) or too thin (trees, posts, wire fences, etc.).
  • If the boot is heavily loaded, the tilt of the vehicle towards the rear may interfere with the distance measurements.

Peugeot 2008. Park Assist Do not use the function under the following exterior conditions:

  • Alongside a soft shoulder (e.g. ditch) or quay or on the edge of a drop.
  • When the road surface is slippery (e.g. ice).

Peugeot 2008. Park Assist If any of the following malfunctions occurs, do not use the system:

  • If a tyre is under-inflated.
  • If one of the bumpers is damaged.
  • If one of the cameras is faulty.

Peugeot 2008. Park Assist If the vehicle has undergone any of the following modifications, do not use the function:

  • When carrying an object extending beyond the dimensions of the vehicle (ladder on the roof bars, bicycle carrier on the tailgate, etc.).
  • With a non-approved towball in place.
  • With snow chains fitted.
  • When driving on a small-diameter or "space-saver" type spare wheel.
  • When the wheels fitted are a different size from the original ones.
  • After modifying one or both bumpers (added protection).
  • If the sensors have been repainted other than by the PEUGEOT dealer network.
  • With sensors not approved for the vehicle.


Peugeot 2008. Park Assist When the function is not activated, the temporary flashing of this indicator lamp and an audible signal indicate a system malfunction.

If the malfunction occurs while the system is in use, the indicator lamp goes off.

Peugeot 2008. Park Assist If the parking sensor malfunction occurs during use, indicated by one of these warning lamps coming on, it causes the function to deactivate.

In the event of a malfunction, have the system checked by a PEUGEOT dealer or a qualified workshop.

Peugeot 2008. Park Assist In the event of a power steering malfunction, this warning lamp is displayed on the instrument panel, accompanied by a warning message.

You must stop as soon as it is safe to do so. Contact a PEUGEOT dealer or a qualified workshop.

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