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    I love it on my 13. Ive never used it around town. Also I always keep the digital speed showing. I get really good avg mph by hav ing it on during long trips though, especially through congested areas.
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    So mine has been misbehaving lately. I've found that under this situation it doesn't work:

    ACC set. Lane clear ahead (the dash indicator shows that it has no vehicle ahead acquired). Coming up on a stop light with a vehicle stopped in my lane (left or right, doesn't matter) the D will fairly consistently not acquire the stopped car in my lane and if I don't grab on binders I would no doubt plow into the stopped car.

    I'm guessing this quirk has something to do with logic to prevent the car from responding to cars in adjacent, opposing, lanes from tripping false brake alerts but regardless, it's pretty unnerving. It works fine when approaching slower moving cars and if acquired vehicles slow down and stop. Just this scenario of approaching stopped vehicles.

    Anyone else notice this?
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    ^ Mine does the same thing. I don't think it's intended to be used in situations like this such as local traffic with stop lights. I think you'd notice the same effect on the highway if you were to come upon a sudden traffic jam. I'll see if I can find the OM reference.

    Other than that I love it in most of the same situations, and for the same reasons as others have stated. The auto shut off after full stop bugged me at first, but you can just hit resume as traffic starts to move, and it picks right back up.

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    Found it - two notes from the OM

    ACC will allow you to keep cruise control engaged in
    light to moderate traffic conditions without the constant
    need to reset your cruise control. ACC utilizes a radar
    sensor and a forward facing camera designed
    • The ACC system:
    • Does not react to pedestrians, oncoming vehicles,
    and stationary objects (e.g., a stopped vehicle in a
    traffic jam or a disabled vehicle).
    Also, don't assume you can use it in heavy fog/weather

    You should switch off the ACC system:
    • When driving in fog, heavy rain, heavy snow, sleet,
    heavy traffic, and complex driving situations (i.e.,
    in highway construction zones).

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    Hmmm, interesting notes you found.
    I will say that mine has worked in approaching traffic jams and applied the brakes and brought me to a full stop on a multi-lane highway.
    So either it picked up a car slowing in a lane?
    Only thing I noted was I saw that traffic was coming to a stop and would have started my braking before the D did, but I wanted to see if the D would pick it up and it did.
    I also had it work in fog perfectly.
    Only once did it become in-opt, when the glass ball became too dirty to see I guess and ACC was not available.

    But good notes as I don't remember seeing those in my manual.

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    OK. As long as it's designed that way and not a failure of some kind I can

    ...wait for it...

    "adapt" (see what I did there?). 8-)

    Thanks for digging that up and posting it.
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    Used it for the first time y'day. Works exactly as stated in the owner's manual. Easy to become complacent with ACC and lane assist.
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    Used it this past weekend on a 3 hour drive to central PA. It took me at least half an hour to figure out the sequence of buttons to hit to cycle through the settings and get it to work, but once it DID work, it was very cool to see it doing the work for me. Only problem I encountered was having it attach to a big rig in front of me when we rolled up on some steep hills. Those trucks slow down in a hurry climbing a grade, so I quickly learned that lesson.

    Also learned to stay out of the slow lane when traffic merges in front of you - it will pull back in a hurry when that car hops on in font of you. Since I was towing a trailer, I set it to the furthest distance to give me adequate braking room. There's one very steep hill that we have to climb, and oh did I ever enjoy having the Hemi instead of my old V6 for that climb.

    At least I learned how to bump the 6 speed out of sport shift mode on the steep descent with a press and hold to the far right instead of bumping it up to N. My Kia had a dual gate shifter for this, which was the preferred method for me when using sport shift mode. It was a much easier, less stressful drive on me compared to the V6 Kia as well ... I think I may be taking this thing to the beach since its such a comfy cruiser and made the 3 hour drive go by quickly.

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    ok just a couple of things to point out:

    "Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) increases the driving
    convenience provided by cruise control while traveling
    on highways and major roadways. However, it is not a
    safety system and not designed to prevent collisions."

    WARNING!
    • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) is a convenience
    system. It is not a substitute for active driving
    involvement. It is always the driver’s responsibility
    to be attentive of road, traffic, and weather
    conditions, vehicle speed, distance to the vehicle
    ahead; and, most importantly, brake operation to
    ensure safe operation of the vehicle under all road
    conditions. Your complete attention is always required
    while driving to maintain safe control of
    your vehicle. Failure to follow these warnings canresult in a collision and death or serious personal
    injury.
    • The ACC system:
    • Does not react to pedestrians, oncoming vehicles,
    and stationary objects (e.g., a stopped vehicle in a
    traffic jam or a disabled vehicle).
    • Cannot take street, traffic, and weather conditions
    into account, and may be limited upon
    adverse sight distance conditions.
    • Does not always fully recognize complex driving
    conditions, which can result in wrong or missing
    distance warnings.
    • Can only apply a maximum of 40% of the vehicle’s
    braking capability, and will not bring the
    vehicle to a complete stop.

    Its not meant for day to day around town driving.
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    "Its not meant for day to day around town driving."

    I think this is all we need to know.

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