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Old 05-05-2016, 08:45 PM
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Re: FCW nearly totalled my 2015 Summit

I don't totally blame the truck as I could of hit gas like most do when it over reacts. I just think that the technology while it can save lives may not be fully ready from Jeep. Other manufacturers have had autonomous braking for years and went about adopting it slowly. FCW in the jeep seems to be glitchy. Was in my 2014 same in my 2015. It would be brilliant if they put a second radar unit in the back and could sense if applying full brake force was going to cause a rear ending and adjust the braking force to minimize overall damage not just front end.


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Re: FCW nearly totalled my 2015 Summit

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I don't totally blame the truck as I could of hit gas like most do when it over reacts. I just think that the technology while it can save lives may not be fully ready from Jeep. Other manufacturers have had autonomous braking for years and went about adopting it slowly. FCW in the jeep seems to be glitchy. Was in my 2014 same in my 2015. It would be brilliant if they put a second radar unit in the back and could sense if applying full brake force was going to cause a rear ending and adjust the braking force to minimize overall damage not just front end.


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Well I can count on 1 hand the number of "false" alarms or glitches with the FCW in my 2012 Overland or the FCW w/Braking in my 2015... with fingers left over.

So I'm not seeing all these glitches you are talking about.
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Re: FCW nearly totalled my 2015 Summit

IMHO, the fault here lies not with FCW, but the moron that was tailgating you when the Jeep initiated the brake event. Rear end collisions are ALWAYS the second vehicle driver's fault. No exceptions. I'm surprised your insurance company isn't going after the other driver, and I'm also surprised the police didn't cite the other driver for tailgating.

If the other driver wasn't tailgating you, then s/he wasn't watching the road ahead. Still their fault.

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Well I can count on 1 hand the number of "false" alarms or glitches with the FCW in my 2012 Overland or the FCW w/Braking in my 2015... with fingers left over.

So I'm not seeing all these glitches you are talking about.
So far, I'm not either.
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Same thing happened when they first start putting in anti-lock brakes, remember? People felt the anti-lock kick in, freaked and yanked their foot off the brake and drove right into whatever was in front of them.

I don't think anybody blames their accidents on their anti-lock brakes anymore ... do they?

Not really something I would compare this to.


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Not really something I would compare this to.
He does have somewhat of a point. The problem was that people were still pumping their brakes and defeating the ABS in the process instead of allowing it to work as intended. Now that people are used to driving with ABS that really isn't a problem anymore.

People are still getting used to FCW... and yes, FCW isn't a perfect system with the amount of false activations people are reporting. That will take time to get that tuned correctly. The nice thing about it is that you can disable it if you don't like it.

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Re: FCW nearly totalled my 2015 Summit

Based on the few times it actually HAS saved me, I'd rather be with it than without it....
False alarms don't bother me.....
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