Join Date: May 2018
Location: Norco, California, USA
I had a chance to drive the GM Super Cruise. Not sure what I'd use it for but it works excellent. Most likely it would be a safety system for me. A redundant steering control. But many (most?) drivers want the autosteering to be the primary driver and the human to be the fallback. Pokemon, Angry Birds, or Twitbookgram ain't going to play themselves while you're supposed to be driving!!! Besides last night's Grey's Anatomy might have been interesting. OK, perhaps at best a 10% possibility, but you should watch it in heavy traffic with bicycles, motorcycles, and pedestrians just to be sure. You have insurance.
Odd thing about Adaptive Cruise Control (Tesla Automatic Car Coordination?) is that it harms your range. An educated foot will get you more range. This has been true since the first Cruise Controls were vacuum operated and mechanically pushed the pedal down, but is more true with EVs.
With me it's about 6% difference (6 miles per 100 miles) when ACC is set to max range (3 seconds). This is only important in a pinch, but you should practice before you need it. The goal is to keep the peak kW numbers as low as possible, both accel and decel. Charging and discharging a battery lose power in a non-linear fashion. Heat increases resistance which creates heat which creates more resistance.
Jaguar i-Pace FE Photon Red 20" wheels, "Leaper"
Two Chevrolet Volts in service
24.2 kW x 480v 3ph solar array self-installed.