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Old 03-16-2015, 05:13 PM
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Jeep FCW/ACC detect animals?

Hi Guys,

I just had a curious thought and not sure if any one experienced it before or not.

Does the Grand Cherokee FCW/ACC can detect animals and stops? not like small rabbit/squirrel but a size of deer, Kangaroo, Moose, fox, etc?

Because I'm driving in country alot (prefer not to encounted any of it) and curious whether I should rely on the FCW/ACC to detect the bolted out animals?

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Re: Jeep FCW/ACC detect animals?

Never experienced it but I doubt it will detect animals unless you're driving straight at a non moving moose. I remember reading in the manual the object had to be close to the profile of a vehicle; it's not designed to prevent guard rail collisions etc. I'm purely going by what I read.
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Re: Jeep FCW/ACC detect animals?

My FCW has gone off several times while rounding a bend with a guard rail.


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Re: Jeep FCW/ACC detect animals?

The best FCW is paying attention! While the ACC may detect it and start braking, it wont swerve to miss it. And while the alarm is going off and the car rapidly decelerates I assure you you'll be thinking WTF and by the time you realize whats going on, you'll have hit it.


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The best FCW is paying attention! While the ACC may detect it and start braking, it wont swerve to miss it. And while the alarm is going off and the car rapidly decelerates I assure you you'll be thinking WTF and by the time you realize whats going on, you'll have hit it.

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Oh I totaly understand nothing safer than you paying attention and brake. Thats what the brembo is for lol. But I thought as a pre caution, sometimes our eyes just cant tell the difference between a dead tree trunk or a kangaroo. By the time you noticed its too late.
So I thought maybe the system is made to recognise some sort of detection system, therefore I thought I asked lol.
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Re: Jeep FCW/ACC detect animals?

I was in qld at Xmas and a kangaroo jumped out in front of me, personally I turn all that stuff off cause I've been coming around bend and it detects trucks in the turn lanes and actually is more dangerous at times when it picks up random stuff... Anyway back to kangaroo... No joke it jumped out 3 car lengths... In front of me and just stopped... All that was going thru my mindnis WTF no my carbon fibre lip and my matte wrap!!! And car was only 2months old!!! I punch them brake them brakes thru the floor.... And swirved around tail side of kangaroo... I was travelling at 75kms/h all I can say i would have kissed it tail no farking way I didn't lightly kiss it... Not a mark on the car... Thats the 2nd one in my life I got out of a situation that should have been a crash... If I did swerve no way in hell the bremos would have pulled up... Till the thing was 1/2 way under the car
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I was in qld at Xmas and a kangaroo jumped out in front of me, personally I turn all that stuff off cause I've been coming around bend and it detects trucks in the turn lanes and actually is more dangerous at times when it picks up random stuff... Anyway back to kangaroo... No joke it jumped out 3 car lengths... In front of me and just stopped... All that was going thru my mindnis WTF no my carbon fibre lip and my matte wrap!!! And car was only 2months old!!! I punch them brake them brakes thru the floor.... And swirved around tail side of kangaroo... I was travelling at 75kms/h all I can say i would have kissed it tail no farking way I didn't lightly kiss it... Not a mark on the car... Thats the 2nd one in my life I got out of a situation that should have been a crash... If I did swerve no way in hell the bremos would have pulled up... Till the thing was 1/2 way under the car
Need to fit a Shuroo, but I have had the FCW stop me for a peewwee bird
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Never experienced it but I doubt it will detect animals unless you're driving straight at a non moving moose. I remember reading in the manual the object had to be close to the profile of a vehicle; it's not designed to prevent guard rail collisions etc. I'm purely going by what I read.
It will not detect driving straight at a non-moving moose. Or elk, or mule deer, or whitetail deer. [I use these old fashioned things called "eyeballs" for that]
Unless the Colorado variants are radically different than those elsewhere.
I suppose we could pass a law requiring them all to wear tinfoil hats, but I dunno who'd be brave/stupid enough to try to fit one to a bull moose.

It will detect bicycles, particularly on a curvy road where the bicycle is pretty much at 45-90 degrees to your direction of travel. I've never had it alert on a bicycle straight ahead of me--dunno if it would eventually do so at distances closer than I'd ever risk on a bike.
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Re: Jeep FCW/ACC detect animals?

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Need to fit a Shuroo, but I have had the FCW stop me for a peewwee bird
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It will not detect driving straight at a non-moving moose. Or elk, or mule deer, or whitetail deer. [I use these old fashioned things called "eyeballs" for that]
Unless the Colorado variants are radically different than those elsewhere.
I suppose we could pass a law requiring them all to wear tinfoil hats, but I dunno who'd be brave/stupid enough to try to fit one to a bull moose.

It will detect bicycles, particularly on a curvy road where the bicycle is pretty much at 45-90 degrees to your direction of travel. I've never had it alert on a bicycle straight ahead of me--dunno if it would eventually do so at distances closer than I'd ever risk on a bike.
What about the peewee bird, it didn't need a tin foil coat?
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Re: Jeep FCW/ACC detect animals?

The Forward Collision Warning system is not intended to do the following:

The system will not bring the vehicle to a complete stop!

The system cannot account for all driving scenarios!

The Active Braking will not react on stationary licensable vehicle unless determined by both the Forward Facing Camera and Radar.

The Active braking will not react on Street Signs, Guard Rails, Pedestrians, Animals, or other stationary objects. You will receive an audible and visual alert only for these objects if conditions are met.

NOTE: The FCW alerts may be triggered on objects other than vehicles such as guard rails or sign posts based on the course prediction. This is expected and is a part of normal FCW activation and functionality.

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Re: Jeep FCW/ACC detect animals?

timing could not have been better for this post, driving 45 miles an hour today, deer jumped out in front and stopped on road, no FCW, no braking except the one from my right foot. fortunately stopped about ten feet before having to take the deer home in the trunk
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Hahahah.... You could of had a deer head on the wall in the garage for the jeep!!!
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