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Thane_Bitter
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reply to dirtyjeffer

Re: Now THESE are brakes

I wonder happens at highway speed if a car pulls in and cuts in short, will the system activate? What if the driver notices and swerves sharply as the system engages but he doesn't apply the brake, will the system keep breaking?


I_H8_Spam

join:2004-03-10
St Catharines, ON
said by Thane_Bitter:

I wonder happens at highway speed if a car pulls in and cuts in short, will the system activate? What if the driver notices and swerves sharply as the system engages but he doesn't apply the brake, will the system keep breaking?

I'd prob have it turned off in a city, maybe in adverse viability or long stretches of highway rolling.

I drive nothing near as big as that AZ rig and at least twice a week I have someone cut with a 1/4 car length, have to hard brake to reestablish a safe distance. That's the drivers job, having some system cut in to hard brake would be quite the change.
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dirtyjeffer
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reply to Thane_Bitter
said by Thane_Bitter:

I wonder happens at highway speed if a car pulls in and cuts in short, will the system activate? What if the driver notices and swerves sharply as the system engages but he doesn't apply the brake, will the system keep breaking?

i believe the system looks for deceleration of the object in front of it (to sense an impending impact)...so if someone cut in front, but continued at a decent rate of speed, it wouldn't intervene...i believe the system automatically applies the brakes...when you look at that video, its ability to stop the truck in that last 15-20 feet is incredible.
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MaynardKrebs
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said by dirtyjeffer:

said by Thane_Bitter:

I wonder happens at highway speed if a car pulls in and cuts in short, will the system activate? What if the driver notices and swerves sharply as the system engages but he doesn't apply the brake, will the system keep breaking?

i believe the system looks for deceleration of the object in front of it (to sense an impending impact)...so if someone cut in front, but continued at a decent rate of speed, it wouldn't intervene...i believe the system automatically applies the brakes...when you look at that video, its ability to stop the truck in that last 15-20 feet is incredible.

In that case it would be firing off a lot on the NYS I-90 as those idiots pass you at 1 mph speed differential and then pull in front of you 20' away and slow down.