Soft Docking - Functional Test

Soft Docking - Functional Test

After the installation is completed you should test the system thoroughly. For this test you require a test sample (preferred material is a cardboard box approx. 500 x 500 mm, if there is no box available, you can use a similar object material with a smooth surface). Please ensure that there are no obstacles situated within the range of 4m x 4m behind the vehicle. The test procedure must be carried out in the following steps:

Test Steps

Step Activity Result
1 Ignition on / Tail light on LED-outline markers have to shine
2 Engage reverse gear LED-outline markers are switched off for 2 sec.
3 Place the test sample perpendicular to a sensor within a range of 2.5 – 3 m behind the vehicle LED-outline marker: slow flashing frequency
Reverse alarm: slow beep frequency
4 Remove the test sample from the vehicle until the beeping and LED outline are extinguished Completed phase 1 (see picture below), Area greater than 3m!
5 Move the test sample slowly inwards towards the trailer sensor Run through the complete range of phases as shown within diagram below. Check that the brakes are automatically applied at 0.5 – 1 m distance (for 2 seconds)
6 Repeat step 4 with second sensor See step 4
7 Repeat step 5 with second sensor See step 5
 
Test of the silent mode (night silent switch off)
Step Activity Result
8 Place the test sample perpendicular to a sensor within a range of 2.5 – 3 m behind the vehicle  
9 Engage reverse gear twice (within 2 seconds) LED-outline marker: slow flashing frequency
Reverse alarm: NO beep signal
10 Let the system work for min. 10 seconds. After this, disengage the reverse gear. System off, normal operation of LED-outline markers
11 Engage reverse gear once only LED-outline marker: slow flashing frequency
Reverse alarm: returns to slow beep frequency

Important

Please note during the function test that the test sample will be moved always perpendicular to the respective sensor axis.

The maximum detectable distance is 3m from the sensor and detection is shown below in five phases. 
(> 3m : No Beep/Flashes, 2.0 – 3.0m : 3 Beep/Flashes per second, 1.0 – 2.0m : 5 Beep/Flashes per second, 0.5 – 1.0m : 8 Beep/Flashes per second, less 0.5m : Permanent Tone/Lamp)
At about one meter distance the brake will be applied (for two seconds) to slow down the trailer.
Please study the different phases in the sketch below. (View video)