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Re: Adaptive Cruise = Useless Radar Detector?

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Have you used it? I can assure you it makes it less likely that I will be in an accident. The reality is we all drive tired, we all get distracted by the radio, or something else, on occasion. Having a system that will hit the brakes for you if the car in front slows down in the second or two that you are looking elsewhere is a good thing.

I am not doubting it doesn't work. I am saying as humans we will begin to rely on these things and think that things like texting are more ok if we have this "insurance" feature. What happened to just paying attention to the road? You can now talk text messages, get facebook updates and look away without having to worry about the car in front of you slamming on the breaks.

People can be dumb. it's human nature. I mean isn't getting facebook updates from your car while you drive proof of that?
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Re: Adaptive Cruise = Useless Radar Detector?

When I'm driving my moms car with her cruise on, my radar does not go nuts. Different signals are used
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Re: Adaptive Cruise = Useless Radar Detector?

I've used both in previous vehicles. No issue. However, the ACC may make OTHER people's detectors go off! I've had cars behind me set mine off and I'm assuming it was ACC.
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Re: Adaptive Cruise = Useless Radar Detector?

It would seem to me that if your using a "good quality" detector (like the Valentine One), which allows for constant updates via USB/Your Computer, that the designers of the radar detectors' software are well aware of all these additional technologies "floating around", and are taking them into account when designing the software, specifically so we WON'T have these kinds of issues.

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Re: Adaptive Cruise = Useless Radar Detector?

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Will the adaptive cruise make my radar detector useless? Also, for those who are using their adaptive cruise, how do you like it?
kaflyboy, there were a couple of discussions about this recently but I couldn't find the exact threads after a very brief search. Bottom line seemed to be that ACC does NOT render your detector useless. There were some comments about designating a new band on the detector if necessary but I got a sense that for most people the default band continued working just fine. I don't use a radar detector so I will leave it at that since I don't have any personal experience to share.

To your second question, I am qualified to answer that. I have ACC and I am a big fan of it. It's nice to have as a convenience and it adds to driver comfort on long cruises. I didn't order it as part of my original factory order, but when I found the Overland I wanted on a dealer's lot, ACC was already installed and I went for it. I had a chance to evaluate it on Day One during the 200+ mile maiden cruise home and it was a treat; worked as advertised. When you are cruising at speed, it smoothly lets you keep pace with the vehicle in front of you at a safe distance. No more riding brakes and juicing it which can become tedious. The blind spot monitoring feature is also helpful and very accurate. This feature has added a new spot to my scan pattern when preparing to change lanes...look over shoulder, check mirrors, look for amber triangle in corner of mirror.

The idea of course is to ADD these technologies to standard safe driving practices, not use them as a substitute. In that case they are extremely good upgrades IMO.

Sorry to have offered a bland tech impression if you were bracing for a value judgment, but there you have it.
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Re: Adaptive Cruise = Useless Radar Detector?

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Radar detectors are useless nowadays. Law enforcement use laser for speed enforcement. It they are still using radar, they are using moving radar. Meaning they dont need to be still, they can drive in front or behind you, toward or away from you and still detect your speed.
Don't know what your selling, but I recently bought an Escort Solo 3 cordless
and the unit works fine on Laser and every type of Radar.

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The Adaptive Cruise Control has a valuable use...many a driver has depth perception deficiencies..in that they don't notice that the vehicle in front of them is moving slower than they are...the ACC helps this person.

My Valentine1 radar detector warns me of law enforcement and "reminds" me to watch my speed. It will not slow down the car like ACC.

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Re: Adaptive Cruise = Useless Radar Detector?

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I've used both in previous vehicles. No issue. However, the ACC may make OTHER people's detectors go off! I've had cars behind me set mine off and I'm assuming it was ACC.
I have never had mines go off due to other cars.
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Re: Adaptive Cruise = Useless Radar Detector?

Upon further reflection, I remembered hearing about this before. I researched it. A few years ago, Valentine talked about known issues that cause the Laser alert to go off with SOME vehicles...like Infiniti. In those cars/suvs, as you approached a car, the signal would bounce off the car in front and set off the detector. This is why I became aware of fall positives from the rear as well. Ultimately, there ARE fall positives (like alarms and automatic doors) that set off detectors, but they do not represent the majority of signals. Over time, you learn to figure what's what. And the detectors occasionally get firmware upgrades to combat some of this. Use both. Learn both. Keep checking forums. In the end, both techs actually make you MORE aware of what is going on around you.
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Re: Adaptive Cruise = Useless Radar Detector?

Regarding the relative value of the ACC, check out my post:

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Re: Adaptive Cruise = Useless Radar Detector?

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Don't know what your selling, but I recently bought an Escort Solo 3 cordless
and the unit works fine on Laser and every type of Radar.

Review http://www.radardetector.org/reviews...tector-review/

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If its laser capable then sure....but he was asking about a radar detector.
My point with the moving radar is that by the time your detector goes off, your caught.
The other thing about laser is it is not constantly sending out a signal to detect. When if goes off, it means the police are aiming at your car at that moment then its too late.
Trust me on this stuff.
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you guys know that once your radar detector detects laser your speed has already been caught by the officer. hence making laser detectors useless...........
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