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Old 05-19-2016, 02:41 PM   #101
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Picked up a new Acura MDX yesterday with Acura Watch. Drove it home (60 miles) using the Lane Keeping Assist,(LKA) and Adaptive Cruise control (ACC). That was the major reasons we bought this car.

WOW! The LKA worked like a dream. You can be off the wheel for about 45 seconds. When on the wheel, one hand and then a light touch. As long as lane marks are clear this thing works! ACC, not sure on this, as it was not really challenged. Had a car or two pull in front and the ACC reacted and put on the breaks. There are four levels/ distances settings. I have not figured out just which is best. I think it may change depending on traffic density. You can't ignore the road or surroundings, but it is more relaxing. I'll update after I get more experience with it, but for now well worth the cost.
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Old 05-19-2016, 02:48 PM   #102
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> There are four levels/ distances settings. I have not figured out just which is best.

I find that the longer spacing is best when it's feasible. In heavier traffic I tighten it up because too many cars think my following distance is just right for them to cut in front of me. It's a losing battle at that point.
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To spot-check how systems are used in the real world, the IIHS observed 184 Honda Accords, CR-Vs, and Odysseys brought into dealerships in Maryland and Virginia. Of the inspected vehicles equipped with the feature, only one third had lane-departure warning turned on. Unlike some other systems, once lane-departure is disabled in Honda vehicles, it stays off—making such a study feasible.
http://www.consumerreports.org/car-s...for-most-owne/
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Had a car or two pull in front and the ACC reacted and put on the breaks.
I hope it didn't break the brakes.
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In heavier traffic I tighten it up because too many cars think my following distance is just right for them to cut in front of me. It's a losing battle at that point.
I remember an old Johnny Carson joke: " The drivers here in LA! When I first drove on the freeway, whenever I followed a safe distance from the car in front of me, somebody would pull into it. Then I'd give that guy some room. And it happened again. Before I knew it, I was in reverse."
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Braumeister, I would concur with Lane Keeping Warning. Car I traded had it. We turned it off most of the time. When it was on it seemed to go off so often, we would ignore it. We live in a rural area with narrow roads. It would beep all the time. A little better on the freeways.

Lane Keeping Assist, is a whole different thing.
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