Signalling and Lane Assist

Signalling and Lane Assist

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Veryoldbear

Original Poster:

126 posts

63 months

Wednesday 15th April
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It looks as though the arguments about signalling or not are now being trumped by cars fitted with "lane assist". If you don't signal to change lane, the car will try to push you back into lane. It's a very unpleasant feeling the first time it happens to you, particularly if you weren't aware that the car is so fitted. It happened to me recently with a rental car picked up late at an airport. Wibbly wobbly, I actually wondered if it had a flat tyre ....

Shiv_P

2,189 posts

64 months

Wednesday 15th April
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Good

dvenman

161 posts

74 months

Wednesday 15th April
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Shiv_P said:
Good
Why?

Pica-Pica

7,639 posts

43 months

Wednesday 15th April
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Shiv_P said:
Good
Bad.

HTP99

17,403 posts

99 months

Wednesday 15th April
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Hate lane assist, I always turn it off.

Toltec

6,179 posts

182 months

Wednesday 15th April
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A chap I know that got a new car recently thought it had a fault because it kept pulling to one side on some corners. As you have guessed it was the lane assist that nobody had mentioned to him when he bought it.

Mandat

3,137 posts

197 months

Wednesday 15th April
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Toltec said:
A chap I know that got a new car recently thought it had a fault because it kept pulling to one side on some corners. As you have guessed it was the lane assist that nobody had mentioned to him when he bought it.
RTFM?

dvenman

161 posts

74 months

Thursday 16th April
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Mandat said:
RTFM?
Yes, in an ideal world. but you'd expect a duty of care from the vendor, no ?

Veryoldbear

Original Poster:

126 posts

63 months

Thursday 16th April
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It's no good saying RTFM when you have just jumped into a rental car at 10:00 pm and have an hours drive ahead of you. You just want something straightforward that starts, stops and goes round bends. And don't get me started on unexpected stop/start.

Shiv_P

2,189 posts

64 months

Thursday 16th April
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Veryoldbear said:
It's no good saying RTFM when you have just jumped into a rental car at 10:00 pm and have an hours drive ahead of you. You just want something straightforward that starts, stops and goes round bends. And don't get me started on unexpected stop/start.
omg STOP START?!?!?!?

bad company

13,097 posts

225 months

Thursday 16th April
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HTP99 said:
Hate lane assist, I always turn it off.
Yep, first thing I turned off in my new car. Hate it.

Toltec

6,179 posts

182 months

Thursday 16th April
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Mandat said:
RTFM?
Male, seventy years old and not a nerd. I don't think the manual had an index entry for; Faults - steering pulls randomly to the left at certain speeds. He thought of the obvious stuff like tyres, brakes and suspension issues, but it didn't occur to him that his base spec car would have a system that pulls the steering wheel around for no obvious reason.

I'm waiting for him to say his car slammed the brakes on by itself next smile





Ron240

601 posts

78 months

Thursday 23rd April
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Lane assist function absolutely has good intentions and has probably saved lives in certain circumstances, but its application effectively forces the driver to act like a learner on his driving test at all times.
This is the Advanced Driving section so we all know(or should know) that signalling to change lanes is not always necessary.
The technology operates in the most logical method and I cannot think of any other way that would please everybody all of the time. I believe a sharp turn of the wheel without indicating will not activate the system, but who wants to drive like that. biggrin
I have had 2 cars fitted with lane assist, and I turned both off right away.
My next car(if I complete the sale) also has it, and that will get turned off also.
What I would hate is a lane assist system that cannot be turned off.

watchnut

795 posts

88 months

Sunday 26th April
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I have a "friend" who deliberately driffs towards the lines as she likes the "vibration"....so is it a road safety measure? smile

bad company

13,097 posts

225 months

Sunday 26th April
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watchnut said:
I have a "friend" who deliberately driffs towards the lines as she likes the "vibration"....so is it a road safety measure? smile
Perhaps his gentleman sausage reaches the steering wheel. ;)

dvenman

161 posts

74 months

Sunday 26th April
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bad company said:
Perhaps his gentleman sausage reaches the steering wheel. ;)
"She"

bad company

13,097 posts

225 months

Sunday 26th April
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dvenman said:
bad company said:
Perhaps his gentleman sausage reaches the steering wheel. ;)
"She"
Perhaps she likes to rest her boobs on the vibrating steering wheel. laugh

Howard-

4,230 posts

161 months

Tuesday 26th May
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Veryoldbear said:
It's no good saying RTFM when you have just jumped into a rental car at 10:00 pm and have an hours drive ahead of you. You just want something straightforward that starts, stops and goes round bends. And don't get me started on unexpected stop/start.
I understand what you're saying but surely unless you've been living under a rock, and especially as a car enthusiast, none of these features should really come as a surprise? The first time it happens, you'd just go "hmm, this lane-assist/start stop is a tiny bit annoying, I'll turn it off in the menus when I stop next"

I'm not sure what's to "get started" on, really? It's not like either feature is an enormous inconvenience? You're just being melodramatic.

sociopath

749 posts

25 months

Tuesday 26th May
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Turned mine off, I think it could be dangerous.

I'd prefer just an audible warning but on the car we have (Peugeot 3008) you can't have that without the car moving you, in which case why does it need a beep as well?

Wooda80

1,743 posts

34 months

Tuesday 16th June
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The thing that alarmed me with Lane Keep Assist was pulling out to overtake a cyclist without signalling.

Naturally there would be enough space left not to actually connect with the cyclist, but as the car 'corrects' itself it feels like might look as if you are trying to swipe him smile