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Re: Im in love with the ACC

I always have mine max distance and feel it's often still too close at some speeds.

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Re: Im in love with the ACC

There are 4 settings for mine- and according to the manual they are named:

1 Bar-Short
2 Bars- Medium
3 Bars-Long
4 Bars- Longest
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Re: Im in love with the ACC

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I always have mine max distance and feel it's often still too close at some speeds.
I agree- I set mine at the 3rd or 4th bar. I don't mind some cars cutting in since the system reacts pretty good and brakes in time. I find the closest setting pushes me at the edge of the seat because it feels rather unnerving watching my car coast straight behind another car and braking much closer than what I would do. It's the same almost helpless feeling I get when someone else is driving- I would normally brake a little early rather than the last minute. In rainy, slippery or less than ideal driving conditions, having that extra distance gives me an extra degree of reassurance in the event the car needs to stop.
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Re: Im in love with the ACC

I keep mine at the shortest and never really had that unnerving feeling. Then again I did grow up in south florida so maybe that plays a part.

I do like that on the instrument cluster, you can see if the radar picks up the car in front of you. Its reassuring when a car merges infront of me that I can see that the radar has picked it up.

As for rain or wet conditions, I NEVER use cruise control during those. Its incredibly dangerous to do so. Check out the link below but the TL;DR is that CC keeps your tires spinning at a constant speed. If you hit an oil slick or overly wet pavement, your car is going to keep trying to maintain the CC speed which can cause you to hydroplane. Basically less control of the vehicle.

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Re: Im in love with the ACC

I totally agree with the cruise control in rain comment. I made that comment earlier to point out that the extra distance gives me the car the time to make any late or unforeseen adjustments when the time comes. Also the rain could obscure the sensors- so yeah- a safety issue definitely worth considering
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Re: Im in love with the ACC

Just drove our first Jeep about 1500 miles after picking it up in Rochester, NY (will update my thread with pics). ACC was fantastic. As others have said, 4 following distances. I usually kept it at the closest or 2nd closest distance.

I played with it a lot, TBH, just trying to trick it and see how it handles different scenarios at different speeds. I would do things like - while it was accelerating in a free lane immediately switch lanes very close behind a slower car to see how it reacts (with my foot just above the brakes ready to hit it if need be), along with a bunch of other different scenarios. All situations were handled perfectly. Absolutely LOVE this feature, and got better gas mileage with ACC on as well.
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Re: Im in love with the ACC

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There are 4 settings for mine- and according to the manual they are named:

1 Bar-Short
2 Bars- Medium
3 Bars-Long
4 Bars- Longest
Mine goes to 11.
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Mine goes to 11.
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I keep mine at the shortest and never really had that unnerving feeling. Then again I did grow up in south florida so maybe that plays a part.

I do like that on the instrument cluster, you can see if the radar picks up the car in front of you. Its reassuring when a car merges infront of me that I can see that the radar has picked it up.

As for rain or wet conditions, I NEVER use cruise control during those. Its incredibly dangerous to do so. Check out the link below but the TL;DR is that CC keeps your tires spinning at a constant speed. If you hit an oil slick or overly wet pavement, your car is going to keep trying to maintain the CC speed which can cause you to hydroplane. Basically less control of the vehicle.

Why You Shouldn’t Use Cruise Control in the Rain
I've found that the newer vehicles disable cruise control immediately when any wheel spin is detected. My 2014 Jeep and 2012 Equinox have done this. I think this has to do with traction control.
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Re: Im in love with the ACC

First road trip on my 2015 Cherokee today. Did a little over 100 miles round trip thru Black Hills of South Dakota and used ACC all the way. Never hiccupped once and I checked milage when I got back. Granted I doubt my average speed was much over 60 mph, but I got 31.3 mpg !!!
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^Cherokee or Grand Cherokee? Just curious..
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