Originally Posted by JMessick82
I wonder why Jeep put our ACC sensors in such a vulnerable spot? My MDX had the sensor in the grill behind a clear piece of plastic. It seems like that is a better solution when it comes to dealing with road debris...
I don't have enough info on the MDX to compare but on the Jeeps and similar FCA systems, there needs to be an angle distance variance between the camera and proximity sensor on the bumper. I suppose it could be higher but the masking in the system would not be nearly as affective if it was further off the ground.
Think headlights, the higher they are, the tougher it is to get good distance down the road without lighting to high in the vision area.
It is a performance balance. The closer that sensor is to the road the better it works as you drive over different grades.