Originally Posted by jbarwick
The worst part about emergency braking is that when someone cuts in the car beeps like crazy and applies some brake when the situation is manageable but I understand that the computer isn't adaptive in learning situations where it may not be warranted..
This sums up how I feel about this stuff. I am sure that radar+computer brain will react faster than me in emergency situations, but having control of the vehicle suddenly and violently wrested from you can't be a good feeling, and might even be worse.
For example, if someone pulls out in front of me and stops, while I'm at speed and being closely followed, will the computer do as I would and perform an emergency lane change to avoid the car in front? Or will it slam on the brakes and cause the car behind me to initiate a 3-car pileup?
Also, we get cut off on the highways all the time, and an alert, competent driver will usually see it coming and/or be able to safely avoid. If the car makes all that racket every time, then it will just freak me out even more (and make me drive right back to the dealership to sell it)