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Radar Assisted Braking

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:06 pm
by JeffRay
After four years, had my first experience with radar assisted braking. Nope, it did not save me from hitting a standing object with family in car like in the commercials. Instead, I was driving at 10 mph on a cobblestone street in NYC. This particular street is a little worse for wear and there were a couple of metal plates on the road covering a work area. Next thing I know, the car decided to brake automatically, lurching to a stop. Again, only going 10 mph so not much of a big deal. I normally just roll over these plates but I guess this one must have been sticking up some. Thankfully, I was not traveling faster or the unexpected stop could have been harsher.

After this, I drive around the metal plates whenever possible.

Re: Radar Assisted Braking

Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:43 pm
by GlennD
Every once in a while the car brakes on its own. I usually ignore it and continue what I was doing.

Re: Radar Assisted Braking

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:08 pm
by GlennD
i FIND THAT MY RADAR IS NOT DISCRIMINATING. iT ALARMS ON CARS IN THE NEXT LANE. i REALLY WISH I COULD TURN IT OFF!

Re: Radar Assisted Braking

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:10 pm
by GlennD
I WONDER SHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF I UNPLUGGED IT.

Re: Radar Assisted Braking

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:18 pm
by rrattie
Isn't that alarm the one for blind spot type detection? Does it also light up the red triangle on the mirror when it alarms?

Re: Radar Assisted Braking

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:28 pm
by GlennD
the NOSE radar is completely separate from the side blind spot sensors. The real question is that it might show an error when unplugged I replaced the cone on my 2014 but the module remained plugged in. I really do not know. And it is too much work to test.