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ACC Really Scared me When

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I was in stop and go traffic and ended up behind this. This really scared me as the ACC didn't sense the proper stopping distance because of the trailer design.
 

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No angles for good radar reflection, even stereo camera may have trouble being sure about that is shadows or darker conditions.
Future regulations will maybe require a vertical radar reflecting surface or thicker walls for laser or stereo am hits on such trailers.

I think AP1 has some kind of vertical radar at the center only. You know how AP1 will display a Cargo Truck on the screen when it detects a tall back on the vehicle in front? One time I was in traffic behind a truck carrying a porta potty. The truck kept moving to the left toward the left shoulder to peek ahead of the traffic, so the graphic kept changing from a truck to a car to truck to a car... :p
 

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