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    Re: STS buying advice

    Nice. Yeah my sts didn't have acc or HUD. The v has HUD but you can't get acc with the v. The HUD is pretty nice. I would've loved to see how the acc interacted with the HUD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guy.Seminerio
    Nice. Yeah my sts didn't have acc or HUD. The v has HUD but you can't get acc with the v. The HUD is pretty nice. I would've loved to see how the acc interacted with the HUD.
    It doesn't, except an annoying little car icon that flashes on/off all the time...ACC rocks though!
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    Re: STS buying advice

    Gotcha gotcha. Also the manual says that the HUD is supposed to tell you which direction to turn when you have a route going but it doesn't do that in my car. I assumed it was only if you have acc.

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    Your Nav should do that. It doesn't rely on having acc.
    You see gap information and car detected and collision avoidance indicator / alarm. Interactions from acc include Desired cruise speed, actual speed and if you are using the pedal to override the cruise control. Also the indicator that you are using cruise is no longer active on the dashboard and the only indicator is in the HUD. You are also unable to change to a non acc cruise mode like some adaptive systems allow.

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    Re: STS buying advice

    In order to have forward collision alert you need to have acc. Yeah all those features you described that show up on the HUD don't show up on mine at all. I'm getting my windows tinted right now so ill use the nav to get home and see if the directions show up on the HUD but I've never seen the directions show up in the past.

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    Re: STS buying advice

    I was going to take a quick video of the ways the HUD works in mine before work but my new phone (HTC One) wasn't in the mood to see the HUD. I guess I'll have to use the iPhone4 to do it.
    I'll look at taking one after work if you would like to see how it goes, I could even do the navigation things if you want.

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    Re: STS buying advice

    The nav is the big thing for me. I just used the nav on the way home and sure enough, no directions given in the HUD. Is it maybe only if the sound is off? Or maybe it is in fact an acc only thing.

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    Re: STS buying advice

    Mine shows up regardless of the sound settings. I muted mine since I can see it in the HUD, no need to interrupt the music.

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    Re: STS buying advice

    Here is a video I've uploaded to youtube.
    its about 10 minutes long and shows how the HUD interacts with the Nav unit and ACC.


    At the time of this writing 4:40PM Central USA time YouTube predicts the video will be ready in about 20 mins.

    Edit:
    It has completed and is available in 720p HD.

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    Re: STS buying advice

    I like ACC's HUD car proximity image. It reminds me to change lanes to pass slow traffic.

    Guy, Get your HUD fixed. The Nav integration is a winner.

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    Re: STS buying advice

    Yeah I gotta get that looked at. Crap. I have bad Internet right now but I got the jist of it. Looks like it even gives directions in manual shifting mode. I actually took it out of that mode to see if the directions would show because I thought it might not show in manual mode. Damn. Ok.

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    Re: STS buying advice

    Quote Originally Posted by Ludacrisvp View Post
    Here is a video I've uploaded to youtube.
    its about 10 minutes long and shows how the HUD interacts with the Nav unit and ACC.


    At the time of this writing 4:40PM Central USA time YouTube predicts the video will be ready in about 20 mins.

    Edit:
    It has completed and is available in 720p HD.
    did they improve the display in later models?

    I dont think I have some of the graphics you have...specifically what looks like a tachometer

    I never use the Nav or voice activation on mine as I dont either works well...especially the voice activation

    were those improve in the newer cars?....and did the newer cars actually have a system that brakes when it noticed proximity to a car in front of it..or just beep?

    I have an 05...and mine just beeps...though I did test drive an Acura RL years ago that actually would brake the car

    I just turn the little "beeping car" icon off


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    Re: STS buying advice

    Quote Originally Posted by turnne View Post
    did they improve the display in later models?

    I dont think I have some of the graphics you have...specifically what looks like a tachometer

    I never use the Nav or voice activation on mine as I dont either works well...especially the voice activation

    were those improve in the newer cars?....and did the newer cars actually have a system that brakes when it noticed proximity to a car in front of it..or just beep?

    I have an 05...and mine just beeps...though I did test drive an Acura RL years ago that actually would brake the car

    I just turn the little "beeping car" icon off

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    I believe the HUD was the same for all years of the STS.
    The tach comes up when you are in Sport mode and manual shift mode.
    The little red beeping car icon / box comes up with ACC equipped cars only.
    It does _not_ apply brakes it just alerts you, also when ACC slows you down below about 25/26/27 miles per hour it will alarm as well to basically warn you to take over.
    I have had the car bring me to a complete stop on occasion via the cruise control braking system.

    The only way to turn off the front collision avoidance alarm is to disable the adaptive cruise system or turn off the HUD (which also disables the adaptive cruise system).
    Sometimes the FCA icon will blink slowly and not be an audible alarm, this happens to me on occasion when someone cuts me off in traffic or if I'm not using cruise (but the cruise switch is active) and just following too close.

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    Re: STS buying advice

    My ACC won't stop the car. It will disengage at 15mph.

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    Re: STS buying advice

    The manual warns that it will disengage as well but mine has done it a few times coming off of freeway (I was prepared in case it didn't bring me to a stop).

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