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Went to Ipswich on Sunday and so I thought i would try out the radar cruise control on the M25 and I must say I am very impressed with it. Set the speed to 70 MPH :D and it took over seamlessly, I even kept behind a car going slower on purpose and the autonomous braking slowed the car right down which felt a bit strange bit once i pulled clear of it, the speed went back up.

Anyone else tried it out and got any opinions, its interesting that when you turn it on, its states to be used only on motorways.

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Excellent bit of kit. Makes those long journeys even easier knowing the car is also helping out.
Only problem I have found is when a slower car is moving out of the way then the radar cruise control doesn't accelerate until that car is totally out of the way.
Once I discovered this just put my foot on the gas as the slower car is almost out of the way.
Really works well, the auto parking is also very good, alot better than other car manufacturers systems.
 

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Works very nice these systems! My 1st car with these so a bit scary in the beginning because they take control.. but it is also a matter of trust.

Adaptive cruise:
Got behind a slower car before the exit... it keeps distance. So sweet!
But the slower car changed back to the motorway and the C-HR responded again and got full throttle on the exit.. :lol:

Automatic park:
You only have to notice the distance before activate the system for in-line parking. If you are a bit too close the C-HR can park against the kirbstones.
Tried the other parking too. Worked fine only the car did not see the kirbstone.. i ended up with the rear wheels on it. :mrgreen:
 

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I have the pleasure of the northbound A3, the M25, the M26, M20 and A228 in my 86 mile journey to work. The new adaptive cruise control is a bloody godsend. Even if some idiot cuts in front of me unexpectedly, the automatic breaking system responds quickly. My fear is that someone driving too close behind will drive into the back of me, but that wold be the case with or without cruise control.
 

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Great bit of kit, just throwing it out there but do the brake lights come on if you have to slow rapidly?
 

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I have a few reservations about the radar cruise control.
1. I tried using it off motorway and it spotted a car in a layby to the left and slammed all the brakes on. (I know it say to use it just on motorway - now I know why)
2. Even on a motorway it sometimes spots a car in a slip road to the left and slows down unnecessarily (and unexpectedly)
3. The (default) 3 bars is far too sensitive. One bar is more sensitive than I would like.
4. You have to watch it as sometimes you fall in behind slow traffic without realising you have slowed (eg from 70 mph to below 60)
Overall though it is good and better than normal cruise control.
 

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I find it excellent to use. Drove most of the way from Manchester to Gloucester yesterday on cruise control. It takes some adjusting to and you can't ignore the fact that you have to be in charge of the car but it responds really well.

I didn't realise that it responded at slow speeds, I stopped a few times and it continued to work, well prompted me to either use it or take over.
 

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Alexr said:
3. The (default) 3 bars is far too sensitive. One bar is more sensitive than I would like.
As far as I know and have seen the number of bars is the distance kept, not it's reaction speed.

Here in Holland 1 bar is still a too large gap. People will be filling those gaps.

On the Hyundai Ioniq you could set the distance and reaction speed. Was a nice option.
 

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Mark said:
Great bit of kit, just throwing it out there but do the brake lights come on if you have to slow rapidly?
I have tested it with a friend driving behind me... as soon as the brakes are uitilised the brake lights will come on. As long as a hybrid is in the charging range they won't.
 

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mjvdzwet said:
Alexr said:
3. The (default) 3 bars is far too sensitive. One bar is more sensitive than I would like.
As far as I know and have seen the number of bars is the distance kept, not it's reaction speed.

Here in Holland 1 bar is still a too large gap. People will be filling those gaps.

On the Hyundai Ioniq you could set the distance and reaction speed. Was a nice option.
Correct - but I did not mean the reaction speed.
 

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What a brilliant idea and WHEN its working properly its a dream. Sadly it is also quite dangerous too so you need to keep your wits about you. Its a shame the thing works either full on, so when there is a gap the engine revs flat out, or gets too close and has to ram the brakes on hard...seems to be no inbetween, maybe to take account of relaxed driving anyway. Certainly on normal roads it should be switched off before roundabouts etc or its a recipe for disaster. I know it states motorway use anyway. It doesn't seem to like fast motorway use in heavy traffic that slows and speeds up often. One case resulted in very heavy braking only 20 foot from car in front. It doesn't seem to keep the distance too well, I have mine set on three bars. It makes driving very busy and quite hairy in traffic and one should never rely on it beyond your own common sense. If its heading for the car in front too fast then switch it off. I be keen to hear others opinions on these issues. I obviously ensure the screen is clear. I was looking at the Toyota promo videos and it would seem there is also a sensor in the front Toyota badge.
 

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I use 2 bars. The last holiday from the Netherlands to England I used it a lot (motorway,s and even country roads)
and it seems fine. It behaved not much different compared my former car (VW Polo).
I always,s set it about 20km higher than the speed limit of the road.
As the manual said it works with the radar sensor after the front Toyota badge and the small front camera.
 

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MaverickUK-2017 said:
What a brilliant idea and WHEN its working properly its a dream. Sadly it is also quite dangerous too so you need to keep your wits about you. Its a shame the thing works either full on, so when there is a gap the engine revs flat out, or gets too close and has to ram the brakes on hard...seems to be no inbetween, maybe to take account of relaxed driving anyway. Certainly on normal roads it should be switched off before roundabouts etc or its a recipe for disaster. I know it states motorway use anyway. It doesn't seem to like fast motorway use in heavy traffic that slows and speeds up often. One case resulted in very heavy braking only 20 foot from car in front. It doesn't seem to keep the distance too well, I have mine set on three bars. It makes driving very busy and quite hairy in traffic and one should never rely on it beyond your own common sense. If its heading for the car in front too fast then switch it off. I be keen to hear others opinions on these issues. I obviously ensure the screen is clear. I was looking at the Toyota promo videos and it would seem there is also a sensor in the front Toyota badge.
I dont know why your recent posts have been so damning of the car. My experience of the acc is very different. It never breaks sharply or speeds up . I got caught in a motorway snarl up the other day iand it was brilliant - even down to stationary. I felt very confident that it was helping me keep a sensible speed and distance from the car in front. I tend to use 1 bar as on 3 bars it tends to slow up behind a slow lorry before I have had chance to pull out.
 

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I have about 150 km each day on freeways, - and apart from it not being the most fuel effective, I simply love it.

First time it starts going slower and eventually braking.. it sure takes a lot of trust to not _help_ it a little touching the brake (which will disable the system and then all hell is loose - did that the first time :) )

And then realising when it has slowed down to a full stop, - you need to either push the pedal or flip the switch up to get it going.. did that aswell the first time... .-) a little embarrasing in the morning traffic...

and I think it's braking a little too late, and a little too violent when I get to a stationary queue - would have a preferred a little more... ease...

and I have had that occasion where the speed was set to 100 km/h... going at 50 (dialed down by the radar) from one freeway to another on the hard shoulder, when the guy in front of you turned off to another lane... then it certainly picks up speed.. fast... !...

but after a few days... would not do without it !
 
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