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Re: Advanced tech package

nikita, i'm sure you'd rather not pay for seat belts, air bags, anti-lock brakes, traction control, and other 'nannies' too because you pay attention.

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Re: Advanced tech package

bitkahuna , with the exception of seat belts, none of the stuff you listed nags me. They are there and work if needed, not looking over my shoulder telling me how to drive. Maybe if talking, texting, playing with the radio or eating are important while driving, then you might need to be nagged. Plus, at $2K this stuff is way over priced. Electronics are generally cheap to mass produce.
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I have not ordered my GC yet, but I'm glad the Advanced Tech Group is optional (on Limited). I don't want to pay $2K for something a competent driver should be doing anyway - paying attention. The rental cars I've had with these nannies drove me nuts, way too many worthless false, annoying beeps. Save two grand and pay attention instead. My 2 cants.
Sounds like you haven't actually used the one in the 2014/2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

I don't find it at all intrusive & it's worth it's weight in gold IMHO. I pay attention when I drive & still appreciate the added "secondary support" offered by the system. There are too many situations that if helps with to mention (like backing out of a parking spot where large objects are blocking your ability to see people or vehicles crossing behind you).

And the Adaptive Cruise Control is amazing in actual use. It's great in just about ALL driving situations and not just long freeway/highway driving. That feature ALONE is worth the cost IMHO.
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The one time that FCW activated with me made it worth the cost. Some idiot passed me on the left, swung in front of me and hit the brakes to make a right turn. The FCW activated and had the car almost to a stop by the time my foot hit the brake. I was only going about 25 at the time, but I would have hit him had I not had it. I have had a couple of false BRAKE warnings when no cars are around, but the brakes haven't been activated and I've determined that they were all as I was going up a hill with an overpass at the top of it and I believe the sensor was seeing the overpass at just the right angle. I'm sold on it.
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I credit it with saving my wife a collision the first week we owned out GC Overland
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Re: Advanced tech package

I love the FCW, I use it as much as I can and I think it awesome.

However this happened to me today....

Parked the truck with the front bumper stuck in some high loose snow(this was not intentional).
I drove away and immediately got on the highway.
I got up to about 100km/hr and set the speed for 110km/hr, #3 setting in distance. Eveything was normal, no dash warnings.

I was in the 3rd lane(slow lane) going up a hill.

I felt the the Hemi spooling up to the truck in front of me.
The gap was closing fast and the truck didn't slow.

I braked because I felt I wasn't going to stop.

Almost immediately after I applied the brakes the dash warning came on...
FCW OFF also got the warning "PLEASE CLEAN LENS ON FRONT OF VEHICLE"

I stopped after I got off the highway to check the lens .
The Lens was completely covered with loose snow.

I cleaned it and everything is perfect again.

I also cleaned the leather on my driver seat.

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I also cleaned the leather on my driver seat.
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Re: Advanced tech package

I love the ACC, it is the only way to do highway driving in crowded california. It is spookily accurate and competent, even in stop and go.

I also am glad to have the FCW, if only b/c I have a newly-licensed 16-yr old son driving. It does actually work to get your attention. Even though we all ought to be paying attention, not everybody actually does all the time. I am glad other drivers have this available to them in other cars so they don't hit me ;-)


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The one thing I don't/didn't like about it on my old Acura MDX and at first on my 15' JGC Summit, is if you drive aggressively like me, sometimes it will "false trigger" (for lack of a better term) when you speed up to pass someone and you get close to thier bumper. I recently finished reading the manual though, and found out you can set the distance for it to trigger to either far or near. It comes set to a default of far. I changed the setting to near a couple days ago but haven't tested it yet. I didn't have has much of a problem with the JGC as the Acura even when I had it set to far so I think this near setting will be just fine. All that being said, I won't ever buy another car without a collision mitigation system even with the occasional false trigger.
I always wonder why people going faster than me behind me in my lane damn near clip my bumper and swoop over just missing me in a lane change. That's not "aggressive" driving, it's stupid. If the lane change opportunity closes then you and someone else on the road stand a good chance of being in an accident. The fact that collision mitigation triggers with this type of driving should tell you something.

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Re: Advanced tech package

We also like the adaptive cruise control - I hadn't know it would also speed me back up when traffic speeded up.

I mentioned above the forward collision avoidance help to my wife last week.

We've both found the use of the warning backing out by large pickups and not being able to see other parking lot traffic a help.

When I was looking for a GC a couple weeks back the advanced tech package was one of the things I was looking for. Several folks in my office swore by its value. So that was one of my requirements.

I mentioned in my original post joining this forum that we'd had to fly from Salt Lake City to Santa Fe, NM to get what we wanted. We actually enjoyed the 600+ mile trip home. Learned a lot about the Jeep in route.

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Re: Advanced tech package

I have been driving with the Advanced Technology for seven months now, and love the package, would not do without it. The FCW has had a very few random warnings on occasion, but that is not disconcerting (for very long anyway, it does get your heart rate up a bit!). FCW did deploy a couple times "for real" and it was helpful in giving a head start on the braking. One time, saved a collision maybe, some turkey cut right in front of me on the interstate, and oh look, traffic is stopped dead. Wow. FCW really did the job.

Lots of interstate driving, love the ACC, it has worked absolutely flawlessly. The one thing I note is that it leaves a gap (which can be adjusted but I have left it alone) that invites those turkeys that come flying up the right lane and cut in right in front of you. So as not to invite such bad behavior, I override the ACC and speed up to tighten the gap and not invite the right side passers to cut in front of me. (Sorry dude, I'm not buying the blinker either. Get in line and wait like I am.)

Also relying on the blindspot warnings......I have the audible alert shut off, just use the yellow triangles in the mirror.

Also, cross path detection is REALLY handy.

All in all I would want these features again on any future vehicle........
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Re: Advanced tech package

just learned something cool with ACC today. when a light is turning red up ahead, darn it, the car doesn't know so i have to hit the brakes. BUT when the light turns green i just take my foot off the brake and hit RES on the steering wheel, and the car will resume all the way back to cruising speed, keeping distance from the cars in front perfectly!
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