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I was wondering what everyone thinks of the Adaptive cruise control on their XLR. Please choose a answer that best describes your thoughts.

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I votoed FOR the Adaptaive cruise. BUTTTTT
I would like for GM to change the way it accelerates after the vehicle in front of you moves out of the way or you make a pass, by this I mean if you have the cruise set for 75 and come up behind a slower car that is only going 63 mph the XLR will slow down as it should till it gets to 63 mph but if you then move out to make the pass the XLR will jump "accelerate" just as fast as it can to get back up to 75 mph when it does not "see" anything in front of it any longer.
I am getting used to it but wife would like to see it accelerate just a little slower. I know, I know I should pass sooner but some times you have to wait to pass.
I still love the system and would like to have it on all my vehicles even if they can't change it... :thumbs
 

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New option added at request of Mr. XLR. Option #3 is new.

"I would prefer a standard cruise control system"

If you have placed a vot ealready and ouwl like to modify it to be a vote for the new option please send me a private message telling me your old vote and your decision to vote for the new one.

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This is probably going to go under the "you can't please everyone" category...

While motorboat would like the adaptive cruise to accelerate less, I would like to see if accelerate quicker in one instance. I use the adaptive cruise on local roads as well. I figure it is good to have two of "us" braking instead of one.

When someone is getting ready to make a right turn onto another street, they (normally) slow down. The XLR will also slow down. As soon as the other car has cleared the street I would like to have the XLR come back up to speed a bit quicker than it does. There is a lag before it starts to accelerate and the acceleration isn't very agressive for a few seconds. It would be nice if it could more closely mimic a driver in that instance.

However, that is a minor complaint and I can understand the difficulties of knowing when to accelerate in that situation.
 

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Adaptive Cruise

I use it all the time but have the same comment at alk3997. I wish it would pick up a little faster after an "adaptive" deceleration.

It does a good job of following 2 seconds behind the vehicle it is tracking. Or it can be adjusted to follow further back.

The only problem in Houston is if you follow 2 seconds back, three cars squeeze in the gap! :cuss :banghead
 

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I just took delivery of my 2005. I've only used it a few times but I think this is a fantastic safety feature and it gives you something to look at in the HUD.

Regarding the HUD. Does anything other than the speedometer appear in the HUD?
 

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Yes

There are quite a few things that appear in the HUD:

1. Adaptive Cruise control show you when it detects a car ahead, and shows the following distance and collision warning
2. Turn signals
3. Gear, when using manual
4. Some messages, "Check Gauges" which will lead you to DIC and further messages

What else did I miss, guys?
 

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HUD Features

From EyeDoc:

There are quite a few things that appear in the HUD:

1. Adaptive Cruise control show you when it detects a car ahead, and shows the following distance and collision warning
2. Turn signals
3. Gear, when using manual
4. Some messages, "Check Gauges" which will lead you to DIC and further messages


EyeDoc,
you did a great job on mentioning the features displayed on the HUD except for:
Radio Controls -
Band & station call letters
C/D # & track information

Along with Adaptive features above you also get:
Your cruise set speed
Tight Curve ahead warning

Please remember one important factor that your sales specialist should have pointed out, that you should NOT wear Polarized sunglasses. The polarizing effect actually takes appart the layering of the HUD and will make the speedometer invisible.

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Good call on the glasses, Allen! I learned the hard way by buying $350 glasses that impaired my ability to see the HUD!! I'm now a proud owner of
"HUD Specific" $45 shades!!
migsgig :cool
 

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Polarized Lenses

I too wear Rx Polarized lenses, but have found that if you set Brightness & Contrast to Maximum, you can see everything (button just above radio power knob).

It takes 5 seconds or less to adjust, once you get used to it.

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Eye doc here

Just some input from me - polarization works in such a way that the angle that you view the object at can make lots of difference.

The sitting height and more directly the viewing location (of your eyes) could result in one person with polaroid glasses being able to see the HUD and someone else not.

Not personally a big believer in polaroid lenses, unless you are skiing (water or snow), where you do get lots of reflective light. No a great deal of reflective light in most driving activities.

Whatever works - there may be an explanation for each.
 

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I sold my Catalina 42' sailboat, that's why I bought the polarized Rx lenses. Now that I've gotten used to them--I just love the way everything looks in them on a sunny day, the colors are so much more clear and vivid--I don't want to go back to "regular" shades.

I did have trouble with the nav computer on the boat though--XLR's screen is bright enough that it works for me though.

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Nav Brightness Not Hud Brightness

Dadonator,
I think you are talking about the Nav/Radio display, where I was describing the Hud projection on the windshield. First let me say that I show each client to go to the "music note/menu button right above the volume knob as you pointed out. If someone needs some extra brightness or contrast in the display they can adjust the two sliders farther to the right.

yes, you can still leave it in "Auto" mode and it will dim when the lights come on in the evening, but return to your previously set day mode when driving in the daylight.

Quixotic:
When you are viewing the HUD and changing your radio stations, those changes are displayed in the HUD. Yes it does tell you which C/D track you are switching too.

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Only for a moment

Allen - The radio/CD displays only stay on for a moment, right?

I look sometimes and they are there and then they are gone, right after to make a change.
 

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Hud Displays

EyeDoc,
Yes, the radio displays will show up on the HUD for about 3 seconds. I have actually given up looking at the IP (dash). For me, the nav display would be great on the HUD as well. Could you imagine! People would be driving off the roads directly in to rivers and golf greens.

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Allen, that is one of the items I would have liked to have seen on the HUD. Not the whole map (too confusing) but the next turn direction on the bottom of the HUD when using map guidance would have been nice. A single line with something like (edited to fit on HUD) ...

LEFT <-- 0.5 MILES

Andy
 
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