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Re: 2016 Overland with Forward Collision Warning

I've had my Overland all of two days now so clearly I'm the leading authority on such things... But seriously, the AAC and FCW are both excellent features for me...I drive on mostly rural freeway A LOT. I would agree it was being a bit annoying during heavy traffic, mostly due to people diving into the gap it leaves in front of you. The problem is that it DOES NOT account for the the semi truck about to plant itself right up your ass because system only computes for whats in front of you...this happened to me yesterday. I had to quickly stab the brakes to disable the system and jam on the accelerator to avoid a bigger issue. Still and all I LOVE the system...because it works for my and my driving needs. Your results may vary.

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Re: 2016 Overland with Forward Collision Warning

Andy, you don't have to brake before you accelerate and add that extra time to the process when you're trying to avoid a semi-truck enema...you can turn the ACC off with your thumb after that if need be.
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Re: 2016 Overland with Forward Collision Warning

I turned mine off after it slammed on the brakes for me while someone was turning into an apt complex hundreds of yards away. Completely unnecessary in that case. Also it is one less ding in what is already an arcade of safety sounds. Annoying.


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I turned mine off after it slammed on the brakes for me while someone was turning into an apt complex hundreds of yards away. Completely unnecessary in that case. Also it is one less ding in what is already an arcade of safety sounds. Annoying.
Hundreds of yards away? Even at its most sensitive setting I find that hard to believe.
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Old 08-06-2016, 01:15 PM
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Re: 2016 Overland with Forward Collision Warning

Mine is active and I've had instances of both good and bad. It has avoided some fender benders, and
other times just annoyed me, but I do realize my driving style is likely the root cause. If I recall it can
be de:sensitized by adjusting distance ... yes?
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^^Yeah there's a Near or Far setting for FCW.
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Re: 2016 Overland with Forward Collision Warning

Mine went off today. I was behind a car in the right lane of a fairly busy road. The car in front of me pulled to the right shoulder to make a right turn. I think most drivers would have maintained speed ( I would have ) knowing that the car was going to dissapear around the corner.... My Jeep braked pretty hard on my behalf. Had I been rear ended, I would have been a contributor to the accident, on the other hand, if the car in front of me decided to go straight pulling back into the lane, I would probably have hit him if it not for the car's over-doing the brake maneuver. For the few times this has happened, it seemed foolish to me that the car braked, on the other hand, I have seen people return to their lane after feinting a right hand turn. Maybe the Jeep is being smarter here than I am.

Here is a diagram of the location. I was going straight in the 3rd lane ( Green Path ) , the car ahead of me made the right ( BLue Path ) . He was completely out of my path when my car braked, but if he had decided to go straight at the last minute... Who knows.


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Re: 2016 Overland with Forward Collision Warning

For me it has been a very useful feature, but it does take some getting use to. It has saved me a number of times. When I on the freeway, I shorten the distance to the minimum to avoid having the brakes applied when a car cuts in front of me.

I believe this is an additional package that you need to add when buying the Overland edition, so you could get the overland with out the package and save some money.
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Re: 2016 Overland with Forward Collision Warning

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Andy, you don't have to brake before you accelerate and add that extra time to the process when you're trying to avoid a semi-truck enema...you can turn the ACC off with your thumb after that if need be.
THANKS! I'll chalk it up to only having had the vehicle for a couple days and being unfamiliar with it, but in that moment I had to act fast and could not afford to look for an alternate way to turn it off. I fully realize stabbing my brakes was a potentially hazardous move, but it was all I had at that moment. I've made it a point since then to learn those buttons!
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Re: 2016 Overland with Forward Collision Warning

That's not something that has anything to do with ACC...it's been that way with "regular" Cruise Control since pretty much the beginning. Hit the gas to accelerate, such as to pass, and then the vehicle will slow back down to the set cruise speed once you let off the pedal.
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Re: 2016 Overland with Forward Collision Warning

I have never heard of anybody that said they had an accident because it brake when it shouldn't, and it is available now on most automobile, it started off with the expensive German imports BWW, Mercedes Benz, the technology has improve over the years that it is trickling down to other automobile brand that is not considered prestige,I see this technology becoming standard on automobile in the near future and not an option, it is a glimpse of the future we are seeing right now where the automobile will be driving itself while you recline your seat and go to sleep until you arrive at your destination.

I don't see no class action law suite on behalf of dead motorist because of this technology no where in the world, in India this technology is against the law because it is radar based oooh! military paranoid, so stupid.
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I don't see no class action law suite on behalf of dead motorist because of this technology no where in the world...
You will see that here in the US. It's happening right now... along with a wrongful death lawsuit.
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