JeffRay
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Radar Assisted Braking

Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:06 pm

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.
Jeff in NYC
MB '17 B250e; MB '06 E500W; MB '81 380SL

GlennD
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Re: Radar Assisted Braking

Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:43 pm

Every once in a while the car brakes on its own. I usually ignore it and continue what I was doing.
2014 Cirrus White B Class (Totaled).
2016 Urano Gray eGolf.
I loved the VW but it was too hard to get into for my aged body.
I am back to another 2017 Cirrus White B250e.
Blind Spot Assist, Performance 3 and Sahara Beige interie
WHITE IONIQ EV.

GlennD
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Re: Radar Assisted Braking

Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:08 pm

i FIND THAT MY RADAR IS NOT DISCRIMINATING. iT ALARMS ON CARS IN THE NEXT LANE. i REALLY WISH I COULD TURN IT OFF!
2014 Cirrus White B Class (Totaled).
2016 Urano Gray eGolf.
I loved the VW but it was too hard to get into for my aged body.
I am back to another 2017 Cirrus White B250e.
Blind Spot Assist, Performance 3 and Sahara Beige interie
WHITE IONIQ EV.

GlennD
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Re: Radar Assisted Braking

Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:10 pm

I WONDER SHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF I UNPLUGGED IT.
2014 Cirrus White B Class (Totaled).
2016 Urano Gray eGolf.
I loved the VW but it was too hard to get into for my aged body.
I am back to another 2017 Cirrus White B250e.
Blind Spot Assist, Performance 3 and Sahara Beige interie
WHITE IONIQ EV.

rrattie
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Joined: Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:19 pm

Re: Radar Assisted Braking

Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:18 pm

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?
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2014 South Seas Blue Metallic B-Class 250 ED

GlennD
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Re: Radar Assisted Braking

Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:28 pm

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.
2014 Cirrus White B Class (Totaled).
2016 Urano Gray eGolf.
I loved the VW but it was too hard to get into for my aged body.
I am back to another 2017 Cirrus White B250e.
Blind Spot Assist, Performance 3 and Sahara Beige interie
WHITE IONIQ EV.

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