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Autosteer -- how far will it go when locked on to the car in front?

cinergi

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Sep 17, 2010
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Under 18 MPH, auto-steer uses the car in front of you as primary data (it's in blue vs. the lines being in blue). I was curious to see just how much it would really follow -- so in a situation without lanes and the car in front of me turning left, I let auto-steer do it's thing. It did perfectly (and of course started complaining around the speed when auto-steer needs lane information so it can lock onto lanes instead of the car in front).

 
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danni

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Jul 10, 2015
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Gothenburg, Sweden
Yeah, it works like a charm. Too good sometimes. I was held up in traffic on a small, bidirectional road, using the autopilot to keep up, when all of a sudden the car in front of me broke out of the line in order to turn and go back the other way - and my car tried to follow! :biggrin:
 

Soolim

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Jun 11, 2015
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Vancouver, BC, Canada
When driving slowly with a car just in front of you, the option to activate autosteer will appear. When I do, my cruise control speed is set to 30 km/h (~17 mph).
Thanks, so I assume this is done on city street. When the car in front move out of the tracking range, does the auto-steer resume using the lanes as its reference?
 

danni

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Jul 10, 2015
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Gothenburg, Sweden
Thanks, so I assume this is done on city street. When the car in front move out of the tracking range, does the auto-steer resume using the lanes as its reference?

Yeah, very useful in slow moving city traffic. I haven't tried that yet, I've always gotten another reason to turn it off before then.
 

brec

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Aug 3, 2015
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Reno & Las Vegas, NV
Under 18 MPH, auto-steer uses the car in front of you as primary data (it's in blue vs. the lines being in blue). I was curious to see just how much it would really follow -- so in a situation without lanes and the car in front of me turning left, I let auto-steer do it's thing. It did perfectly (and of course started complaining around the speed when auto-steer needs lane information so it can lock onto lanes instead of the car in front).
Autosteer turned off at 15mph after just starting the turn. Thus "it did perfectly" seems overenthusiastic.
 

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