Your vehicle recognises you from a distance DS 3 CROSSBACK recognises your key and unlocks automatically, while you keep your keys in your pocket or bag.
Share access to your car with the MyDS app The way we use our cars is evolving, and more of us want to share our car with others. That's why DS 3 CROSSBACK features DS SMART ACCESS, which allows you to grant access to your car via the MyDS app.
PROXIMITY KEYLESS ENTRY & START is the extremely accurate technology, available on DS 3 CROSSBACK, which allows your car to give you a warm welcome before you begin your journey.
As you approach, at a distance of 3m, DS 3 CROSSBACK detects your key, unfolds the door mirrors and illuminates the headlights in anticipation. Closer, at 1.5m, the flush door handles deploy to reveal themselves, unlocking the car automatically.
When leaving the car, the door handles retract once more, accompanied by an audible confirmation that DS 3 CROSSBACK is locked.
To start DS 3 CROSSBACK, push the Start/Stop button on the centre console, while your key is still in your pocket.
DS SMART ACCESS
A real everyday assistant, DS SMART ACCESS lets you start your DS 3 CROSSBACK using the MyDS App. Plan ahead to grant permission for entry to the interior or boot, and enable as many as five of those closest to you to use the vehicle as and when you like.
DS DRIVE ASSIST is a step closer to autonomous driving, making long journeys easier by combining several different driving aids. Active Cruise Control maintains your speed, as well as a safe distance to the car in front, while also positioning DS 3 CROSSBACK in the centre of its lane.
When the traffic slows, this technology can even bring the car to a complete stop and set off again as the traffic moves. By bringing all of these technologies together, DS DRIVE ASSIST takes the stress out of motorway driving.
DS PARK PILOT
Let DS 3 CROSSBACK park for you
Thanks to DS PARK PILOT, your car will park itself without any input from you on the steering wheel or pedals.
DS 3 CROSSBACK can identify a suitable parking space by driving past. To park, simply keep the button pressed and wait for DS 3 CROSSBACK to do the rest. It then carries out the manoeuvre either parallel to the kerb or in an angled parking bay.
DS PARK PILOT available from 2019
Never take your eyes off the road
Speed, cruise control, speed limits, driver aids and navigation: Head-Up display gives you the information you need, without the need to take your eyes off the road.
Taken from fighter planes, this technology projects all the essential information in colour onto a transparent strip on the dash, in your field of vision.
With the latest generation DS MATRIX LED VISION headlights, DS 3 CROSSBACK adjusts lighting automatically, switching from full beam to dipped headlights automatically without ever dazzling other drivers. This intelligent lighting technology recognises road and traffic conditions using a camera mounted in the windscreen, and adapts automatically.
The DS MATRIX LED VISION projectors are made up of three LED modules for dipped beam as well as a MATRIX BEAM module for driving. This is composed of 15 identical but independent elements that illuminate and dim progressively depending on road conditions.
EXTENDED EMERGENCY BRAKING SYSTEM
Latest generation emergency braking
The EXTENDED EMERGENCY BRAKING SYSTEM is an automatic safety feature, designed to make driving safer for you and those around you. Using sensors and a camera in the windscreen, this system anticipates a collision with cars or objects* in front of you, whether it's day or night.
The system starts with a visual and audible warning, before applying the brakes automatically if you're not able to react in time.
*Detectable objects are vehicles (driving in the same direction or stopped), pedestrians, cyclists and motorbikes on the road.
EXTENDED TRAFFIC SIGN RECOGNITION
Make driving easier with EXTENDED TRAFFIC SIGN RECOGNITION technology. This system reads permanent and temporary speed limit signs then reproduces them in your display, immediately alerting you if you exceed the limit. You can also change the setting of the cruise control/speed limiter to adapt your speed to the prescribed limit.
This system will also recommend adapting your speed to other conditions, including the weather. For instance, driving on the motorway in the rain, the system will recommend reducing your speed to account for longer stopping distances.
Extended Traffic Sign Recognition is also able to recognise Stop signs, No Entry, No Overtaking and End of No Overtaking.
These driver aids are designed not to replace the driver, but to make your journey safer by making sure you don't miss traffic signs.
Peace and well being
FOCAL Electra® sound system
Working with French company FOCAL, a long-time partner, our engineers and technicians have developed this outstanding sound system with 12 speakers and a 515-Watt amplifier. The speakers are perfectly positioned around the cockpit to provide you with an incredibly immersive sound. The result is a unique acoustic signature with remarkably precise positioning on the sound stage.
FOCAL is a premium home and automotive audio company that has become a long-time partner for DS Automobiles. Together, our engineers and technicians have developed this outstanding sound system with 12 speakers, a subwoofer and a 515-Watt amplifier. The speakers are perfectly positioned around the cockpit to provide you with an incredibly immersive sound. The result is a unique acoustic signature, designed specifically for DS 3 CROSSBACK, providing remarkably powerful and precise sound.