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Just for the record, I was admonished for saying the cruise control will bring you to a complete stop.
Actually I was right............I tested it four times on city streets and each time my vehicle came down to 6 MPH without any assist from me before shutting off and having to put my foot on the brake.

If I had not put my foot on the brake at that time, I would have come to a complete stop in someone's trunk.

The point, at the time, was to show everyone that the vehicle will get to a point that everyone could handle a 6 MPH crash, Probably with little damage and no injury.

What do you think Harry?:grouphug
 

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standby said:
Just for the record, I was admonished for saying the cruise control will bring you to a complete stop.

No admonition here. I have also experienced the same thing, standby. It will get you down to very slow, if the car in front is decelerating slowly. But rapid deceleration by the lead car, may reult in a higher "bump" speed.

But 6 mph is not a complete stop.

I like the adaptive cruise on the highway, but not in moderate traffic. For safety reasons, it follows too far back. In Houston, four cars can slip in the gap - even on the closest following setting.
 
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I came in on a hard stop and watched the HUD and the car in front. This car is fantastic. I mean it ground to halt, OK 6MPH. I don't like it for the same reason. To big of a space for people to dive in.

aviator said:
No admonition here. I have also experienced the same thing, standby. It will get you down to very slow, if the car in front is decelerating slowly. But rapid deceleration by the lead car, may reult in a higher "bump" speed.

But 6 mph is not a complete stop.

I like the adaptive cruise on the highway, but not in moderate traffic. For safety reasons, it follows too far back. In Houston, four cars can slip in the gap - even on the closest following setting.
 

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standby said:
I came in on a hard stop and watched the HUD and the car in front. This car is fantastic. I mean it ground to halt, OK 6MPH. I don't like it for the same reason. To big of a space for people to dive in.[/QUOT

Hi Bob,

I tried out my ACC only two times but not to a complete stop. As you know Harry from Germany always want to go fast and the cruise control is nothing for driving speeds in the 100 to 170 mph range.

But I´ll try it out on mine in the next days and let you know how it works on my XLR.

Did you take a look at my other post`s???

Have a nice monday

Harry



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aviator said:
No admonition here. I have also experienced the same thing, standby. It will get you down to very slow, if the car in front is decelerating slowly. But rapid deceleration by the lead car, may reult in a higher "bump" speed.

But 6 mph is not a complete stop.

I like the adaptive cruise on the highway, but not in moderate traffic. For safety reasons, it follows too far back. In Houston, four cars can slip in the gap - even on the closest following setting.


FYI you can adjust the follow distance.
 
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I've got it adjusted down to the smallest distance and at sixty to seventy there is four car lengths and you can't set it to get any closer, unless you put pressure on the accelerator, and run up the guys butt, and I'm from southern Ca., not San Francisco



dataman said:
FYI you can adjust the follow distance.
 
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Yes Harry my good friend,

But, Please cover your brake in case yours doesn't go down to 6 mph. I know the way you drive, so you need to be ready. It's a fun test, especially with someone in the car that can see your feet are over by the door. HE HE HE!

harrysxlr said:
standby said:
I came in on a hard stop and watched the HUD and the car in front. This car is fantastic. I mean it ground to halt, OK 6MPH. I don't like it for the same reason. To big of a space for people to dive in.[/QUOT

Hi Bob,

I tried out my ACC only two times but not to a complete stop. As you know Harry from Germany always want to go fast and the cruise control is nothing for driving speeds in the 100 to 170 mph range.

But I´ll try it out on mine in the next days and let you know how it works on my XLR.

Did you take a look at my other post`s???

Have a nice monday

Harry
 

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FYI you can adjust the follow distance.
You're right. But not so close.

And in Houston, at the closest following setting, four cars with their drivers talking on cell phones, slapping their kids, eating, drinking, and putting on eye make-up will slide in on me. :boxing :smash :banghead

No likey. :nodno
 

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OK - I don 't mean to take sides in this feud, but on my '05 the ACC drops out at 20 mph exactly (and can't get re-activated until 25 mph). It definately does not stay on below 20. At 20 mph, there is a flashing/beeping red indicator warning me to wake-up and assume control.

Bill
 
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This isn't a feud, it's about information. I haven't heard anyone say that I'm blind or can't read my readout in my HUD. My vehicle maybe different from others. BTW, yours is a 05 while mine is an 04. They might have upped the shut off on the 05's. The main argument was I reported my vehicle came to a stop, which of course it did not, but close enough that if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it must be a duck. "quack quack":glol :glol

Some may do 180 MPH, while others only 172, that doesn't make one guy wrong for reporting what he sees in the HUD.

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OK - I don 't mean to take sides in this feud, but on my '05 the ACC drops out at 20 mph exactly (and can't get re-activated until 25 mph). It definately does not stay on below 20. At 20 mph, there is a flashing/beeping red indicator warning me to wake-up and assume control.

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That's just the point - that Cadillac could have changed something. I assume there is also the possibility - maybe remote - that something is wrong with your ACC.

On the '04, do you ever see/hear a flashing red indicator in the HUD? If so, what speed does it start? When the beeping starts at 19.9 mph, the ACC has stopped but in order to stop the beeping I need to hit the brakes as the radar is still sensing that I might hit something.

BTW - "If it looks like a duck, and walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, it's a toxic waste incinerator."

standby said:
This isn't a feud, it's about information. I haven't heard anyone say that I'm blind or can't read my readout in my HUD. My vehicle maybe different from others. BTW, yours is a 05 while mine is an 04. They might have upped the shut off on the 05's. The main argument was I reported my vehicle came to a stop, which of course it did not, but close enough that if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it must be a duck. "quack quack":glol :glol

Some may do 180 MPH, while others only 172, that doesn't make one guy wrong for reporting what he sees in the HUD.
 
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Quack quack......That sounds like a lawyer joke.

Do you know why NJ has all the waste dumps and Washinton D.C has all the lawyers?

New Jersey had the first pick.

That's too much stuff to be watching when I'm closing in on the back of a semi, but I have noticed the flashing and beeping, but at what speed I cannot say and will take the 5th if asked by the "Congressional Committee For Driving While Being An Idiot". aka.......CCFDWBAI.

XLRcited said:
That's just the point - that Cadillac could have changed something. I assume there is also the possibility - maybe remote - that something is wrong with your ACC.

On the '04, do you ever see/hear a flashing red indicator in the HUD? If so, what speed does it start? When the beeping starts at 19.9 mph, the ACC has stopped but in order to stop the beeping I need to hit the brakes as the radar is still sensing that I might hit something.

BTW - "If it looks like a duck, and walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, it's a toxic waste incinerator."
 
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Ok, I went out to the market and did it 5 more times.


Starts blinking and making noise around 17 or 18mph, starts to shut down, but doesn't. If you don't touch the brake it Will go down to 6MPH before it goes off completely and then I rolled up close to the car without touching my brake and without hitting the car on a flat road.

Touchdown!:grouphug

My mom has been gone for 26 years and I swear on the love I had for my mom that this is true and in no way embellished.

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On the '04, do you ever see/hear a flashing red indicator in the HUD? If so, what speed does it start? When the beeping starts at 19.9 mph, the ACC has stopped but in order to stop the beeping I need to hit the brakes as the radar is still sensing that I might hit something.
 

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Hello All

I had the same exact results that Standby had. Other people watching me probably though I was drunk or just a moron for the way I was driving while testing this theory. Could a dirty or cloudy lens affect the range and mph adjustment?

Jason
 
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First of all, I would like to thank Rainey for supporting what is not a theory any longer.

Dirty lens might do that, but who on this forum would have a dirty anything on this masterpiece.

I figured out that when I'm around 17 MPH the car dips rather hard in order to try and stop, when this happens the radar is probably looking under the car in front at this point and when the car comes back up it makes contact again and applies the brakes for the second time.:thumbs

Don't be chicken guys and gals, the car will give you time to put your foot on the brake with about a car length between you and the car in front.:puke

Come on Harry, you said you were going to try it. Sorry, forgot it's raining in Germany.:nono

I just know someone is going to tap a vehicle if this keeps up.
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Hello All

I had the same exact results that Standby had. Other people watching me probably though I was drunk or just a moron for the way I was driving while testing this theory. Could a dirty or cloudy lens affect the range and mph adjustment?

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First of all, I would like to thank Rainey for supporting what is not a theory any longer.

Dirty lens might do that, but who on this forum would have a dirty anything on this masterpiece.

I figured out that when I'm around 17 MPH the car dips rather hard in order to try and stop, when this happens the radar is probably looking under the car in front at this point and when the car comes back up it makes contact again and applies the brakes for the second time.:thumbs

Don't be chicken guys and gals, the car will give you time to put your foot on the brake with about a car length between you and the car in front.:puke

Come on Harry, you said you were going to try it. Sorry, forgot it's raining in Germany.:nono

I just know someone is going to tap a vehicle if this keeps up.
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Hi Bob,

I tried it out today a couple times and it works perfect.

The system goes off completely when it goes down below 10 kph ( 6 miles) but all is so soft. I never had a dangerous feeling about it, sure it brakes down a little harder when the car in front of you comes to a abrupt stop and this is as you said in the 20-25 mph range. It`s a real fine thing and maybe I use it once and a while when I´m not on my way for business.

Hey Bob, my car is still clean but it`s cold outside with clouds but dry. Hope I soon can drive top-down for the first time this year.

Maybe today I make some pics of my pin stripes and the tips I put on. Hey, but mine are all straight, I putem on myself. :yesnod

Have a nice Sunday

Harry



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See, no one wanted to beleive me. Just have to have faith in the lord...............GM. Going to church to pray for Harry to shrink his photos.
Auf Wiedersehen,
Robert Swartzman aka Robert Blackman


harrysxlr said:
Hi Bob,

I tried it out today a couple times and it works perfect.

The system goes off completely when it goes down below 10 kph ( 6 miles) but all is so soft. I never had a dangerous feeling about it, sure it brakes down a little harder when the car in front of you comes to a abrupt stop and this is as you said in the 20-25 mph range. It`s a real fine thing and maybe I use it once and a while when I´m not on my way for business.

Hey Bob, my car is still clean but it`s cold outside with clouds but dry. Hope I soon can drive top-down for the first time this year.

Maybe today I make some pics of my pin stripes and the tips I put on. Hey, but mine are all straight, I putem on myself. :yesnod

Have a nice Sunday

Harry
 

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See, no one wanted to beleive me. Just have to have faith in the lord...............GM. Going to church to pray for Harry to shrink his photos.
Auf Wiedersehen,
Robert Swartzman aka Robert Blackman
Now anybody have to believe us!!!! :yesnod
Maybe I have to wash my photo-cd, do you think it will shrink :glol :glol :glol

But you know what, the last photos I posted I did not need to shrink them. I don`t know anymore who was it but someone gave me the right instructions.

W`ll see

Have a nice sunday Herr Schwarzmann

Harry



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AAAh! no T and an extra n. See, I learned something today.

:iagree Yes, put you photo's out in the rain, that should shrink them.:cheers

Maybe that person will read this post and help you do this. I'm all thumbs when trying to mess with photo's


harrysxlr said:
Now anybody have to believe us!!!! :yesnod
Maybe I have to wash my photo-cd, do you think it will shrink :glol :glol :glol

But you know what, the last photos I posted I did not need to shrink them. I don`t know anymore who was it but someone gave me the right instructions.

W`ll see

Have a nice sunday Herr Schwarzmann

Harry
 

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