Join Date: May 2018
Location: Norco, California, USA
First thing to remember - AEB will not come on with your foot on the brake or accelerator. Steering will also turn it off. This is so a false signal does not cause a crash. And AEB is intended only for inattentive drivers who are not actively controlling the car. If you drive correctly and sanely, you won't see it.
I have only felt true AEB in Cadillacs during test trials using dummies and inflatable cars. It is 100% max braking, you will feel the ABS pulse frequency, and it stops less than 2 feet from the target.
But I've seen the warning on the Jaguar, Chevrolets, and Cadillacs.
The Jaguar will pop up a message, "Apply Brakes etc" or something, before the AEB takes over. You will feel the brake boost increase. But I've always braked before the AEB triggered.
I like the Chevy Volt system best. It displays six bright red LEDs on the windshield using an HUD projector before AEB engages.
Now the JLR Coffee Cup I don't understand. I'm driving along and it warns me to take a break. I cannot determine what triggers it. In 1,400 miles on a trip, it came on twice.
Jaguar i-Pace FE Photon Red 20" wheels, "Leaper"
Two Chevrolet Volts in service
24.2 kW x 480v 3ph solar array self-installed.