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Old 01-26-2012, 08:20 AM
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Re: Adaptive Cruise package - get it or skip it?

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.............and while i was looking down to read the evic message i rearended them lol
There is a loud tone, no need to look down at the EVIC as it is the only warning system on the Jeep w/ that particular tone. Once you hear it, you know what it is.
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Re: Adaptive Cruise package - get it or skip it?

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I haven't tried to see if having ACC on will bring the Jeep to a complete stop, but I know it will slow it way down and I'd imagine it may stop and re-start also once the person in front of you speeds back up. I may have to try that one day and see what happens.
Cruise control only works if the vehicle speed is over 20 mph (32 km/h). If the ACC slows the vehicle down past that point the cruise control cuts off and displays a message in the EVIC to the effect that the minimum speed has been exceeded. At that point you have to work the gas and brakes yourself.

If you want to go back to your original speed, just hit the RES + button and the vehicle resumes the previous speed (subject to ACC).
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Re: Adaptive Cruise package - get it or skip it?

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Cruise control only works if the vehicle speed is over 20 mph (32 km/h). If the ACC slows the vehicle down past that point the cruise control cuts off and displays a message in the EVIC to the effect that the minimum speed has been exceeded. At that point you have to work the gas and brakes yourself.

If you want to go back to your original speed, just hit the RES + button and the vehicle resumes the previous speed (subject to ACC).
Thanks, I had not tried it that low, but I know it will slow me down pretty quickly from 70 to 45 (or whatever their speed at the time) if someone cuts in front of me.
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Re: Adaptive Cruise package - get it or skip it?

The ACC will not bring the vehicle to a complete stop, nor apply maximum breaking power. If the closing speed is more than the ACC stopping distance, you will get the unique brake now audio warning. Once you hear it, your first reaction is to check out what's going on in front of you before you glance down for the EVIC text.

It is a worthwhile system on road, off road not so much. Overpriced perhaps but then the $500 premium for the 730N radio is overpriced, seems like all options are overpriced, although there are some package exceptions.
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Re: Adaptive Cruise package - get it or skip it?

The ACC package is the best money that I've spent on an option. If you consider that the package is actually four distinct safety features it seems cheap. My youngest daughter is a new driver and the warning systems will be a real bonus while she is in the car with me.
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The ACC package is the best money that I've spent on an option. If you consider that the package is actually four distinct safety features it seems cheap. My youngest daughter is a new driver and the warning systems will be a real bonus while she is in the car with me.
+1. Sums it up nicely. Even if you don't use one or two of the "toys" overall it's a very useful package of features that will no doubt save lots of drivers some grief whether on the road or in a parking lot. The cost of the package is a good deal if it prevents an accident later on.
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Re: Adaptive Cruise package - get it or skip it?

I'm all for the ACC package. I live in the city so the blind spot monitoring is an awesome feature to have. I also take frequent 3-4 hr trips out of the city and the ACC is fun to play around with and figure out the best cruising speed for maximum gas mileage. Overall, it was not something I wanted at first (just came on the WK2 I wanted) and it turns out I love it.

The only thing that freaks me out sometimes is the front collision warning. Sometimes it goes off unexpectedly (for me is happens a lot when I'm on LSD - Lake Shore Drive, not the psychedelic!) and it's like getting a shot of adrenaline!
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I'm curious what happens if a piece of trash like cardboard flies up off the road, and in the sensor path. Does the vehicle slam on the brakes?

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I also love my ACC and would now not consider a car without it, as it takes a heap of stress out of driving. My current car has normal CC and I never use it. The wife's JGC has the ACC and I use it all the time. I set the speed at 10% above the speed limit and the ACC just locks onto the car in front and maintains the safe gap. I do not need to adjust my speed as we travel through different speed zones. The cross path and blind spot I feel is more of a gimmick, but the FCW could be handy for the times that you can be distracted. It is like having an extra pair of eyes watching your side mirrors and the front.
Anyone who think this tech is a waste of money either have not used the system or do not understand how it can improve your driving and stress levels. Having done several road trips, it is a godsend.
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Re: Adaptive Cruise package - get it or skip it?

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It does pick up the speed once the distance opens up again. BTW, this feature has been on Mercs and BMWs for a while now and nobody is regretting it. Just you for not being able to have one in the garage, stop hating...
It doesn't pick up speed form a dead stop in bumper to bumper traffic LIKE BMWs have. Which once again, if it had that, then it would be worth its weight in gold. I do have one in the garage and have been using adaptive cruise long before anyone could even order a WK2..... that is why I know its a waste of money to have. See what happens when you assume things?
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I'm curious what happens if a piece of trash like cardboard flies up off the road, and in the sensor path. Does the vehicle slam on the brakes?
It will not slam on the brakes, but it will activate the little known ejection seat feature if you have the panoramic sunroof.
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It doesn't pick up speed form a dead stop in bumper to bumper traffic like BMWs have. Which once again, if it had that, then it would be worth its weight in gold. I do have one in the garage and have been using adaptive cruise long before anyone could even order a WK2..... that is why I know its a waste of money to have. See what happens when you assume things?
The BMW system doesn't pick up speed in most bumper to bumper situations in practice because it is slow enough to react that the distance opening up invites others to cut in... so you end up not moving at all.

Using cruise control of any kind in traffic is dangerous, do we have to send you back to driving school for a refresher?

Wasn't the BMW system initially plagued with unattended acceleration features?

The JGC system is certainly conservative, not as aggressive as others on the market.
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