I know what you mean. I had one chap nearly side swipe me, and I hooted to warn him of my presence. He must have been annoyed as he sped up, pulled in front, and emergency braked. There was no impact as I know how to deal with nutters. He got out and shouted at me for being in the wrong lane, hadn't I seen the signs. Next day I checked the signs, and he was wrong, he was just a bully.Melody said:I know what you mean about on the Motorway, I hate that, I always leave the required safe stopping distance between me and the car in front, but I always seem to get some idiot cut me up and drive right in front of me!! It's so annoying
Yeah, me too! And if we ever did need it, hopefully it would prevent an accident Which would be well worth the extra cost, should get cheaper insurance with it thoughBingalau said:I've been out a few times in my new Up! and although I have had the system on, I haven't noticed any difference. So I still don't now if it works or not. I probably never will, because I always do my own braking well in time (I hope). But it is nice to know that it is there in the background. If it never works automatically in my car then I know I am doing something correctly.
It will be very plainly put into the Volkswagen literature that these are only "driver aids" and the ultimate responsibility for controlling the vehicle is down to the driver.luckyjimmy said:It makes you wonder who would pay out if the emergency braking failed and there was a collision? I thought this was the sort of dilemma that put manufacturers off building this kind of technology in to cars.