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Old 05-10-2011, 07:36 PM
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Re: Adaptive Cruise Control ... deal breaker?

I watched a video review and it was pointed out that the music is turned down when some part of the system goes off. Which part of the system triggers that? And is it annoying or helpful?
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Old 05-10-2011, 07:41 PM
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Re: Adaptive Cruise Control ... deal breaker?

Love it!

Wouldn't consider buying another JG without it.
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Re: Adaptive Cruise Control ... deal breaker?

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I watched a video review and it was pointed out that the music is turned down when some part of the system goes off. Which part of the system triggers that? And is it annoying or helpful?
I read that happens only if you chose to have the audible alerts. If you have alerts turned off, then no effect on the music.
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Re: Adaptive Cruise Control ... deal breaker?

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I watched a video review and it was pointed out that the music is turned down when some part of the system goes off. Which part of the system triggers that? And is it annoying or helpful?
It just turns the music down to make sure you hear the warning chime. It's only annoying when you get a lot of false positives.

My experience (so far) is that you will get false positives after overtaking traffic and moving in front of them at a safe distance, but one that's still a little too close for the system's comfort (hey - in urban traffic you don't get long gaps).

Another false positive comes when you are in the outside lane of a multi-lane turn. If you put your blinker on and turn, and there is someone inside of you also turning, the system doesn't know that the insider must turn and will chime.

Lastly, I've had a couple of completely mysterious "BRAKE" warnings from the ACC when there's nothing in front of me. I'm trying to figure those out and will report more if I can pick up a common thread.
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Re: Adaptive Cruise Control ... deal breaker?

I have to say I rarely get false positives. My FCW warning has gone off only a few times, and about 90% of those made sense. Either there was a sudden stop on the highway, or someone cut me off real close. The beeping I feel makes you more alert even if you are already paying attention because it can be kinda loud.
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No way I would buy a jeep without it. It is not harsh on braking or accelerating, but I have the hemi. Maybe the V6 is different? It will keep a very tight gap if you choose the shortest setting, and as everyone said, I quick tap on the gas will over-ride if needed. Blind spot detection on lane changes is worth even more - AWESOME!
I have a V6 Summit and it works great! Smooth... No complaints here. Even if you dont use the ACC, the forward collision warning and blindside detection are worth having. I'm so glad I got the Summit!
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Old 05-10-2011, 08:34 PM
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Re: Adaptive Cruise Control ... deal breaker?

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Lastly, I've had a couple of completely mysterious "BRAKE" warnings from the ACC when there's nothing in front of me. I'm trying to figure those out and will report more if I can pick up a common thread.
I love mine... got it as an extra that I thought I would never use. Was I wrong. I LOVE IT.

As for the "brake"... I got one today when I had drifted just a little to much left when passing a bunch of folks waiting to turn left in the turn lane. I was doing about 60 and they were standing still.
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Re: Adaptive Cruise Control ... deal breaker?

I almost didn't order my Jeep with ACC because my brother had it in an Infiniti and hated it. Glad I didn't listen to him! I really like it. I have even used it while towing a 2500lb trailer and it worked great!

Had a semi truck pull onto the highway in front of me and it was obvious he wasn't going to be at highway speed when he merged into my lane. I would normally have pulled over into the next lane, but decided to let ACC do its thing. The ACC seemed to use a combination of throttle reduction along with light braking and worked beautifully.
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Old 05-10-2011, 09:28 PM
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Re: Adaptive Cruise Control ... deal breaker?

Just a question.

Has anyone noticed if when it slows down for you do the brake lights come on?
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I'm rarely ever on the highway and I still wouldn't want one without acc. Always buy top of the line.


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Just a question.

Has anyone noticed if when it slows down for you do the brake lights come on?
I have not personally observed it but the manual states it does.


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Re: Adaptive Cruise Control ... deal breaker?

@rb3wreath, like so many have already posted here; I would wait & get all the options you want. I decided last summer that my next vehicle was going to be a 2011 Overland. But I wanted saddle with all the tech options. When I read about the Summit, I waited several more months. I could have purchased several Overlands from the lot but didn't have all the tech features. I am so glad that I waited. I can't live without the Forward Collision Warning, Adaptive Speed Control, Blind Spot Monitoring, and Rear Cross Path Detection! I plan on keeping my new Jeep for 4-5 years and the extra few months wait was way worth it.
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