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Car Did Nothing [to avoid potential collision while driving in manual mode]

Radlaw

Charles
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Dec 29, 2018
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On 2 separate occasions, while driving on a multilane highway in the city, a car to my left started coming close to me wanting to get in the lane I was in. As the cars came closer, I veered to the right so the cars wouldn't hit me. They continued to get closer to me so I jammed on the brakes so they wouldn't hit me. On both occasions the car did nothing to avoid a collision. I was in manual mode. Why didn't the car sound an alarm and/or veer to the right on its own? The car did nothing.
 
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Knightshade

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Jul 31, 2017
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Yup- don't think there's any system, when driving manually, that would apply there.

It'll warn you if YOU try moving sideways into a lane with another car in it (assuming you have Controls > Autopilot > Blind Spot Collision Warning Chime enabled) but all the active collision warning/avoidance stuff in manual mode is only forward.

Lane assist even lists a vehicle drifting into your lane as among the situations it may not NOT handle.
 
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Knightshade

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FWIW I've had mine move over to the side of its own lane when someone began drifting into mine while driving on AP.

My understanding is it won't LEAVE your lane to do this though, but the fact it visibly moved before I'd had a chance to react to the guy coming over gave me a head start on taking over and moving further away from him.

I know FSDBeta also moves over to the right side of the lane on local roads when there's say an oncoming large truck, but I haven't seen how it reacts to someone coming into your lane on a multi-lane road.
 
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