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For those of you that have the adaptive cruise control. What do you think of it?
 

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For those of you that have the adaptive cruise control. What do you think of it?
It works, but as with all things technology based, it has its quirks and is only really useful in light traffic (otherwise, if someone pulls in the lane between you and the car you are "following" you will slow down rather quickly. Likewise, if the car you are following moves out of your lane the engine will rev and you will jump ahead to your normally set speed (if you were going slower than that because of the car you were following).

It is best for long stretches of highway without much congestion.
 

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Have been on several long trips using it and would never go back to older style cruise control. It makes all day drives so much easier. I do use it in light city traffic as well, and agree that it can be annoying when cars jump in front of me, but, I also know that its reflexes beat mine every time!
 
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I also use it on trips and freeways, and wouldn’t go back to the regular cruise control. I learned very quickly not to use it on roundabouts!
 

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Don't get a chance to use it to often but when I do works great , like other said won't want to go back to the old style cruise control , but will only use it if I feel the traffic conditions are favorable for it
 
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Sounds like ACC is best used when regular cruise would be used?
I don't have it and probably wouldn't use it. I'm too accustomed to
speeding up/slowing down with the buttons on the steering wheel.
I'd be too busy trying to over correct what ACC is trying to correct! 0.02
I'd disable the lane sensor for sure. LOL Yeah, maybe I'm a control
freak when it comes to driving... hahaha Too many cars jumping out
in front of me around here.


I have a question, what happens when that big eye ball get caked with
mud? Does it still work? Just curious.
 

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Been using the ACC for 5 years now on my 2014 Limited and it is fantastic.
Also I think it helps improve the mpg as it tends to keep your foot off the gas in most situations.

ACC is just advanced cruise control or cruise control on steroids. It replaces regular cruise control when you have the Tech group. It comes with several advanced features that tie into the Tech group like auto speed adjustment when following vehicles and auto braking if needed if someone cuts in in front of you. It will adjust following distance to what you set. If you want to pass it will automatically increase speed, when out from behind, to what you have set in order to pass
that vehicle. If you need more speed the system will over ride the preset speed till you step off the gas.
 

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The ACC works great in my 2014 TH. Too great. Unfortunately it leaves about 1.5 car lengths between me and the pacing vehicle which I call the "a$$hole". This is where cut-off assholes will squeeze in and then the Jeep will readjust, rapidly, freaking out he people behind me. In crowded conditions I have to turn it off. On long road trips where everyone is pacing themselves, its fantastic.
 

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I'd disable the lane sensor for sure. LOL Yeah, maybe I'm a control
freak when it comes to driving... hahaha Too many cars jumping out
in front of me around here.

On the subject of lane sense I had issues with it on my 2019 after 2,400 miles took awhile before it got corrected , at the time I told the service manager I'm in no hurry because not a fan of it, that was then now I use it most of the time
Guess I'm an old school guy slowly adjusting to new school :grin:
 
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The ACC works great in my 2014 TH. Too great. Unfortunately it leaves about 1.5 car lengths between me and the pacing vehicle which I call the "a$$hole". This is where cut-off assholes will squeeze in and then the Jeep will readjust, rapidly, freaking out he people behind me. In crowded conditions I have to turn it off. On long road trips where everyone is pacing themselves, its fantastic.
1.5 car lengths far too close. Recommended minimum distance is 3 second gap.


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It's the greatest feature, I set it at 1 car length, turn on the Lane keeping assist and watch Breaking Bad on my phone.
 

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It's the greatest feature, I set it at 1 car length, turn on the Lane keeping assist and watch Breaking Bad on my phone.
Which strengths of lane assist do you keep it on?
 

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It's the greatest feature, I set it at 1 car length, turn on the Lane keeping assist and watch Breaking Bad on my phone.

Are you sure that you're not a Tesla owner? >:D
 

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It's the greatest feature, I set it at 1 car length, turn on the Lane keeping assist and watch Breaking Bad on my phone.
This is the part of driving automation that concerns me. People putting so much trust in the automation that they aren't paying attention to the fact that they are covering 102 feet a second on the Freeway at 70 mph. I find it amazing that Tesla drivers continue to kill themselves or total their cars because they are putting 100 percent trust in the automation. Yikes.

As someone who works in IT, I wouldn't ever put all my faith in the cars ability to drive itself, even years from now when the technology continues to improve. IMO there will always be situations where the automation will fail, or at best, get confused by the situation it's in. Like the story I recently read where a balloon went bouncing across a highway and the person's car slammed on the brakes and almost caused a huge pileup.

Don't get me wrong, automation can help or even save lives because there are a lot of bad drivers and people on the road paying more attention to their phones than driving. But automation will also lead to complacently, and that in itself will cause accidents.

I'll get off my soap box now and really, Breaking Bad is much better to watch on the big screen. :wink:
 

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I really like my ACC and use it almost continuously when driving anywhere other than light to light traffic in town. I really miss it when driving my 2019 Ram and wish I had it on the Ram. It was too many dollars to get it on the Ram, but maybe next time as I really do like my TH with the ACC on it.
 

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I love all the ACC tech and use it everyday here in the UK. Cruising on fast road (motorways) and travelling through town at much slower speeds especially where there are speed cameras. The lane aassist is good too, very accurate and keeps the car in a straight line; must remember to indicate when changing lanes even when there is nothing around me to stop the steering wheel fighting with me. The brake assist and collision avoidance tech is brilliant too. Saved me more than once when some has stepped out in front of me or the categories (HGV) changes lanes very quickly in front you me. Regarding fuel usage, it makes a big difference with my MPG being around 49mpg on a regular basis when cruising.
 

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I've had my car for less than a week and already think this is the best thing ever. I have 30 miles on a crowded highway on my commute where regular cruise control is too annoying to use. Now I just chill on the left lane without much worries (except of course when there is an A$$hole on the left lane who thinks they are the only one on the road).
 
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