Join Date: May 2018
Location: Norco, California, USA
I like the level of Driver Assist features that the I-Pace offers. I am the primary driver, and the DA warns me if I'm making a mistake and keeps me centered in the lane. So I can look far ahead, and the car will keep me centered in the lane or warn me if I depart. It's very relaxing.
Yesterday, I saw people hitting their brakes about 1/4 mile ahead in the #1 lane of the freeway. So I knew something was up, most likely a stalled car or debris. I eased up on the following distance, hit my flashers and soon debris flew from under the car in front of me. A broken fiberglass ladder was in the lane. I went into the emergency lane and drove around it. It's not something that is that unusual. It happens perhaps every 3,000 miles of freeway driving. If I were letting the car act as primary driver, it lacks the ability to see up to 2 miles ahead and decode it. It's rare to go 100% on my brakes on the street.
I'm not sure how Cadillac, Tesla, Nissan, or Jaguar would handle that if left to it's own devices. But I predict it would fk up your car and possibly leave you stranded.
But I will admit: Everybody who uses a cellphone in traffic should have the car as the primary driver. It is amazing that we know distracted driving, especially cellphones, is increasing the accident rate, yet we as a species demand that our cars allow this behavior.
Jaguar i-Pace FE Photon Red 20" wheels, "Leaper"
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