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ACC (and lane-holding) Reporter's take: Inconvenient to have to turn these things off on every startup. Maybe Volt will get it right.
p.s.I never use lane holding on my Gen 2. I just don't like it.
Spot on! Love the ACC on my ELR. I also hate that the acceleration is seems to be wide open throttle to get back up to speed. Wish there was an option to set the return to previous speed rate.It's worth the wait. (It's on my ELR.)
If I could change one thing about it, I would make the resumption of the set speed selectable to be a little more economical. As it is, if you're more than about 15-20 mph below the set speed, it accelerates way too fast for my tastes, throwing the little bouncing ball way up into the yellow.
Overall, definitely worth it. 9/10, would option again.
The problem is it when your cut off the car often needs to brake making using it jerky...I love ACC, but considering 99% of my drive is in god-awful traffic, I prefer the versions that will accelerate from a stop on its own (great for stop and go traffic)...To my understanding GM flavor of ACC doesn't yet work this way...So they're mad that the ACC makes them look like a kinder driver than they actually are? That's... kind of hilarious.
I love the ACC provided by EyeSight on my 2016 Subaru Outback Limited. When the lead car stops only momentarily, it will stop, then resume when the lead car starts moving.I love ACC, but considering 99% of my drive is in god-awful traffic, I prefer the versions that will accelerate from a stop on its own (great for stop and go traffic)...To my understanding GM flavor of ACC doesn't yet work this way...
Fair point about the manually pressing of "resume"...My Acura had ACC yet it couldn't be activated until you 45MPH, yet when activated you could use it in stop and go traffic...I love the ACC provided by EyeSight on my 2016 Subaru Outback Limited. When the lead car stops only momentarily, it will stop, then resume when the lead car starts moving.
But if the lead car stops for more than a second or so, the Subaru will not automatically move. I consider that an important safety feature. Why? Because there are many situations when the ACC should NOT automatically resume motion, e.g., at stop signs, red lights (if the lead car takes a right turn, or decides to blow through the red light), a traffic jam where a signalman or policeman is waving cars through one at a time, an approaching emergency vehicle, etc. In such cases, the Subaru's ACC will hold the brakes to prevent creep, and will notify the driver when the lead car begins to move but will require a tap on the accelerator to resume motion.
That's good. I don't regard it as irritating. Twice I've been following a vehicle that disregarded a red light after a stop, and would likely have been been in an accident if my Subaru had automatically followed those vehicles. (Although the Subaru has sensors capable of recognizing the color of traffic lights, the software doesn't currently react to traffic light colors, at least in U.S. models.)
ACC makes driving in traffic less stressful. I really appreciated it yesterday, when driving about 15 miles on a very congested 4-lane highway. It does not replace the need for the driver to remain alert and to control the vehicle when necessary.