I have not tried yet the latest peugeot system but if it is as good as the vw one I have, then it should be awesome !
Thanks for the information, I'll bear that in mind next time and hopefully grow to like ACC.You can see the distance if you press the button on top of the ACC-handle. You can change between near, normal and far.
My opinion is that "far" is way to close to the car in front in 70-80km/h, but too long at highway speeds. However, if you use you turn signal before it detects the car in front, the car will allow you to come a little closer before it brakes.
I think my problem is I'm used to doing just that but with conventional cruise control and adjusting the speed with a touch of the plus and minus buttons so no foot or disabling required.If your overtaking.....just disable , pass at whatever speed you wish and then re engage once you've overtaken..simplies..remember it's acc not a Google self drive car ?
Snap.......I used to love using ACC, but had a couple of bad experiences with it on my last car. So, I wasn't too disappointed to find it wasn't available on the 1.2 3008. It's good when it works properly, but if you come to rely on it and become complacent, you can end up in trouble. These systems have their limits (as I found out), and being a fairly new option to Peugeot it may have more shortcomings than on other manufacturer's vehicles, who have been using it for years and years.
Absolutely SNAP again with your first experience.Sounds a bit like my first bad ACCC experience. A large lorry decided to change lanes without warning, and pulled into the gap beween me and the vehicle ahead. The ACC didn't know what was going on, and if I hadn't applied the brakes I would have gone straight in the back of it. The second time I was approaching a bend in the road, and their was a traffic jam just the other side of the bend that the ACC radar and camera did not pick up. I could see it, and waited for ACC to respond, but it didn't. If I hadn't been in an elevated position and seen this jam before taking the bend, it could have been disastrous. Luckily I was able to take preventitive measures again. ACC is a bit like crazy paving....not all it's cracked up to be.
That is weird..... Had it on my Volvo XC60 and unless it was heavy rain I don't think I had a problem with the ACC. I suppose that may have been my reason in having it on the Merc...... but NEVER again!!It's really frightening when something like that happens. I don't trust autonomus braking either. I've lost count of the number of times I have turned a corner at a junction, and the stupid system has picked up parked cars as a potential collision hazard, and slammed the brakes on.
To be fair it hasn't happened anywhere near as often in the 3008, but in my Volvo, and in the wife's Toyota it's a flippin' nightmare. The Volvo also has the added joy of a big red flashing head up display message on the windscreen screaming B...R...A...K...E...!!!! The ACC in the Volvo is also way too sensitive, as it will pick up a light rain shower and interpret it as a vehicle. Not much point having ACC on a car in this country if it does that everytime there is a spot of rain!!!
Yes, I appreciate it is only to be used as an 'aide' for the driver but gradually over time for some it does lead to complacency.It is only an help, and doesn't prevent the driver from doing something else.
On my side, I drive at 70-75mph, shortest distance set up and always careful of left and right drivers. Especially lorries !