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#1 OFFLINE   Riggo

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 04:32 PM

So just for fun with lane keep assist turned on, I sometimes let my hands off the wheel (when no one is ahead or behind me for several hundred yards) and see what the car will do. I've noticed on straight roads it does a pretty good job of gettng me back in my lane without me touching the wheel. However, if I do this on a curve the car will just head right off the road if I didn't intervene.
 
I guess I was hoping for the car to be able to drive itself (more or less) but really that's not the case at all, at least on curves. One day we'll get there!
 
I'm not really sure what the point of this post was, other to say that I want my car to be K.I.T.T. someday.

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#2 OFFLINE   jeff_h

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 04:34 PM

Patience, Michael.


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Posted 07 June 2013 - 04:43 PM

When I took my hands off of the wheel to try that the car told me to put my hands back on the wheel.


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Posted 08 June 2013 - 02:37 AM

I think that's why they filmed that Fusion driving off of the cliff. He was using Lane Assist on a curve. ;-)

It's a great feature, but its only a reminder to pay attention. I read an article the other day the Acura is coming out with a system in 2014 that will keep it hands free for up to nine seconds at a time, even ion curves (so they claim). All of what we are seeing with the Fusion is a taste of what the cars of the near future will all have.
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Posted 08 June 2013 - 07:02 AM

So just for fun with lane keep assist turned on, I sometimes let my hands off the wheel (when no one is ahead or behind me for several hundred yards) and see what the car will do. I've noticed on straight roads it does a pretty good job of gettng me back in my lane without me touching the wheel. However, if I do this on a curve the car will just head right off the road if I didn't intervene.
 
I guess I was hoping for the car to be able to drive itself (more or less) but really that's not the case at all, at least on curves. One day we'll get there!
 
I'm not really sure what the point of this post was, other to say that I want my car to be K.I.T.T. someday.


It only works above certain speeds (40 maybe). Also, you have to make sure it can see the lines on the road. If it shows a white line on the display, it won't do anything. I see the white line on the display sometimes even when the lines on the road are perfectly clear.
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Posted 08 June 2013 - 09:11 AM

It only works above certain speeds (40 maybe). Also, you have to make sure it can see the lines on the road. If it shows a white line on the display, it won't do anything. I see the white line on the display sometimes even when the lines on the road are perfectly clear.

 

Mine has problems when driving into the sun.  I guess the reflection off the road is washing out the image.  I suspect the same may happen at night on wet roads as well (not sure I'll ever find out, it doesn't rain in North TX :) )


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Posted 08 June 2013 - 09:41 AM

When I took my hands off of the wheel to try that the car told me to put my hands back on the wheel.

Ours tells me to stop for a cup of coffee.

 

I scratched my head on lane keeping when I 1st used it because it only "yelled" at me. Later I found out that was the factory default was Alert only. I reset the properties to Both Alert+Aid, then finally to Aid only as I still didn't like it "yelling" at me. I'm gonna check it out on the curves.



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Posted 08 June 2013 - 10:19 AM

It seems to work in very very slight curves but not more curved curves. Ha that didn't make any sense.

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 12:08 AM

The advanced optics behind the rear view mirror read the white and yellow lines - if you go off the beaten path you will see that the green lines on the dash disappear -
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Posted 10 June 2013 - 07:25 AM

Lane Keeping, BLIS, Adaptive Cruise Control, Park Assist, My Ford Touch, Navigation - if they start showing us what's over the next hill I'd lose my yen to travel.



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Posted 11 June 2013 - 10:24 AM

All it needs now are machine guns, rocket launchers and a bullet proof shield in the back. 

 

 

 

Sounds like a movie car doesnt it.


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Posted 11 June 2013 - 10:50 AM

All it needs now are machine guns, rocket launchers and a bullet proof shield in the back. 

 

Can't tell if this is Ingot Silver or Oxford White.

 


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Posted 11 June 2013 - 10:58 AM

Well, it can't be too rigid or you could never change lanes in the thing.  



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Posted 11 June 2013 - 11:47 AM

Well, it can't be too rigid or you could never change lanes in the thing.  

 

I was wondering, when you have a turn signal on and your switching lanes, does it intentionally not activate?

I was doing this the other day and intending to switch lanes and it yanked me back.  Kind of freaked me out.

No really, I want to switch lanes!. ?  How does it know besides the turn signal being on?

 

I found that dangerous and I turned it off immediately.  I was on a major highway - I was confused... 


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Posted 11 June 2013 - 11:57 AM

The only way, besides pushing the button turning the function off, is to activate your turn signal when changing lanes. Which is what your supposed to do.


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Posted 11 June 2013 - 12:01 PM

That's what I'd expect.  I was pretty sure I had the T/S on, but either I didn't have it on or it wasn't fully engaged yet.

I'm pretty good about that and that's why it surprised me.  Going to have to test it again on a tamer road.


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Posted 11 June 2013 - 12:17 PM

I only use it for road trips. I do not use it for everyday driving.


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Posted 11 June 2013 - 03:15 PM

That's what I'd expect.  I was pretty sure I had the T/S on, but either I didn't have it on or it wasn't fully engaged yet.

I'm pretty good about that and that's why it surprised me.  Going to have to test it again on a tamer road.

Turn your T/S on before you start changing lanes :)

 

BTW, when I tried this on the highway in a curse it corrected itself once but the 2nd time it crossed the white line. Had to turn the steering wheel all by myself .. :(


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Posted 11 June 2013 - 04:02 PM

The turn signal needs to be past the detent into full signal, not the 3 blink mode for it to deactivate. It will let you override when changing lanes, but the first couple times it does make you go WHAT?


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Posted 11 June 2013 - 04:17 PM

The turn signal needs to be past the detent into full signal, not the 3 blink mode for it to deactivate. It will let you override when changing lanes, but the first couple times it does make you go WHAT?

 

Yep, exactly my reaction and I may not have had the turn signal all the way down as it was a quickly lane change.  Not sure.

But my brain did go "WHAT?" - just the that as I wasn't expecting it to happen.

 

I do especially like the Lane Keeping when I've had a few too many, it keeps me on the straight and narrow - literally !  :worship:


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