Cadillac XTS Forum Discussion, Automatic Front and Rear Braking in Current Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; I went along for the test of the feature in a 2014 Platinum VSport 4. What I noticed was that ...
- 03-02-14 03:22 PM #1Cadillac Owners Fanatic
- Automobile(s): 2005 White Diamond EXT
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Automatic Front and Rear Braking
I went along for the test of the feature in a 2014 Platinum VSport 4.
What I noticed was that the collision detection settings in CUE were all on, but neither end would automatically brake to the cones placed on the lot.
So, the settings was turned off and back on in CUE. Then, the rear portion worked as it should. It may have been the brake pedal being touched as explained below.
However, despite attempts to get the front to work, no braking was activated.
I read somewhere that when the brake pedal is touched, however slight, the system won't automatically brake.
I was riding shogun the whole time with the nervous salesman in the driver's seat.
If this is the case, then the feature is not worth having because the system should commence braking irregardless of brake pedal application.
To override the system, one would stomp the accelerator to make intentions clear that automatic braking is not wanted in a emergency as an example.
Also, the system won't detect people according to the owner's manual. What is the point of having the feature with limitations such as these?
I am curious of your experiences with the feature. Even the Volvo system now includes pedestrians and cyclist detection. I wonder what else to detect besides these if they have to be kept separate from the intended purpose of automatically braking in a emergency.
- 03-02-14 09:16 PM #2Originally Posted by Cadillade