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Old 12-21-2015, 10:32 AM
Jack the cat Jack the cat is offline
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Adaptive Cruise Control

My 4 week old X3 has adaptive cruise control which while probably a safety addition, I find quite annoying the way it works. As an aside, I have had the car coded so only one "square" (vs the standard four "squares") appears when it cruise is engaged. But, even this causes me to follow so far behind the car in front, that there is sufficient room for cars to change lanes in front of me, causing the car to brake and fall behind this new car. I wonder if I will eventually go into reverse!

Any way of deactivating the function?
Any ideas on how to improve the experience?
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Old 12-21-2015, 09:11 PM
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My 4 week old X3 has adaptive cruise control which while probably a safety addition, I find quite annoying the way it works. As an aside, I have had the car coded so only one "square" (vs the standard four "squares") appears when it cruise is engaged. But, even this causes me to follow so far behind the car in front, that there is sufficient room for cars to change lanes in front of me, causing the car to brake and fall behind this new car. I wonder if I will eventually go into reverse!

Any way of deactivating the function?
Any ideas on how to improve the experience?
I always found this annoying on my i3 and frequently found myself drifting further back into traffic. It's a nice option to use when on a long road trip but when commuting it became a pain. What I would do is use the accelerator to get closer to the vehicle in front of me when it looked like someone was trying to make a move to cut me off. You'll have the peace of mind knowing that no matter how close you get to the car in front of you the system will still engage the brake if needed. This helped ease the annoyance a little and keep people from constantly cutting me off. I'm sure you'll come up with your own ways to deal with it too!
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