Originally Posted by Roadkill
Thanks. Reading that was the metaphorical tour of a sausage factory.
FCW will only apply 1/3 of braking force for a maximum of 1.5 seconds before releasing the brakes to allow us to smash into our doom, and it won't activate at all on stationary objects even when it determines a collision is imminent (it will sound a "you're going to die but I won't do anything about it" alert for you, though).
I wonder if FCW 2.0 will have a "email next of kin" option that triggers after it releases the brakes and sends the Jeep hurtling into the collision.
I think it works fantastic. The idea is it will initiate avoidance before you do. Because you spilled coffee on your lap or some other distraction. Or fighting with the NAV system.
It's being conservative to not cause more harm.
It's a reasonable first step. And if you look in threads that discuss it, everyone I've seen reply said they would not buy another car with out.
I'm looking into replacing my wifes car now. Maybe a MB CLA.