Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Fort Lauderdale FL
Car Year: 2015
Car Model: Forester XT Touring
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
I normally don't lead with "read the manual, please" but I think it's a good idea, before you hurt someone.
Adaptive cruise control assists you while travelling along on the highway with other cars going around the same speed as you. It's designed for you to pace the car in front of you, allowing you to comfortably keep pace with traffic without manually adjusting your speed. Yes, recently the system has improved so that if the pace slows to a stop, Eyesight will stop you behind the car in front and move forward again when you hit resume.
IT IS NOT AUTOPILOT!
If you're cruising along at 50mph, without any traffic in front of you, and you are coming up to a red light where everyone is stopped, 100 times out of 100 times you are going to plow into those cars, with Eyesight slamming on the brakes at the last moment to try to minimize the inevitable impact.
Think about this situation in an older car. If your cruise control was set at 50mph, you'll have to hit the brakes yourself, or you'll meet those cars at 50mph. You are the driver, you are in control. This same thought process NEEDS to be applied to ALL driving situations in an Eyesight-equipped car. You are the driver, you are in control. Eyesight is purely an assistant, to take some of the more tedious parts of cruise control driving out of the equation.
Again, IT IS NOT AUTOPILOT.
Please, please educate yourself on these complicated systems before you get hurt, or hurt others.
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