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I don't really hate being told when I'm too close to the painted line but sometimes I want to avoid a pot hole or a deep manhole cover and veer over. Then the "hey stupid" light and beep warning flash. Or if a lane is extra narrow and you drift over an inch too far. I wonder if the sensors can see the paint when it's dark and rainy and all the pavement looks black. I know I can turn it off but I suppose safer is better. I do like the blind spot monitors, especially in heavy traffic on the interstate. The TLX has lots of high tech safety features. I hope one of them isn't telling the officials that I'm speeding. I'll bet the Feds are working on that legislation for increased revenue.
 

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I don't really hate being told when I'm too close to the painted line but sometimes I want to avoid a pot hole or a deep manhole cover and veer over. Then the "hey stupid" light and beep warning flash. Or if a lane is extra narrow and you drift over an inch too far. I wonder if the sensors can see the paint when it's dark and rainy and all the pavement looks black. I know I can turn it off but I suppose safer is better. I do like the blind spot monitors, especially in heavy traffic on the interstate. The TLX has lots of high tech safety features. I hope one of them isn't telling the officials that I'm speeding. I'll bet the Feds are working on that legislation for increased revenue.
You can adjust the sensitivity. I was tempted to turn mine off, especially when it keeps telling me to brake. After I thought about it, I figured it is training me to be a better driver. :) I also think you get used to it telling you and you accept it or ignore it. At least you still have control of the car. :laugh: for now.
 

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i ride the line anyways, keeps people from being too overzealous when overtaking ;) Really freaks most people out, especially women and BMW drivers...
 

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I don't really hate being told when I'm too close to the painted line but sometimes I want to avoid a pot hole or a deep manhole cover and veer over. Then the "hey stupid" light and beep warning flash. Or if a lane is extra narrow and you drift over an inch too far. I wonder if the sensors can see the paint when it's dark and rainy and all the pavement looks black. I know I can turn it off but I suppose safer is better. I do like the blind spot monitors, especially in heavy traffic on the interstate. The TLX has lots of high tech safety features. I hope one of them isn't telling the officials that I'm speeding. I'll bet the Feds are working on that legislation for increased revenue.
Plenty of people drive without this feature. People have been doing it for decades. If it is bothersome, turn it off. I think the chances that it is going to be the difference between life or death for you is pretty slim.
 

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I don't really hate being told when I'm too close to the painted line but sometimes I want to avoid a pot hole or a deep manhole cover and veer over.
Have you tried LKAS? It doesn't feel like you are the one driving the car. Especially if you let go of the steering wheel.

I guess I don't mind being told what to do, even though I am single. But it really feels odd when the car drives itself. Hey I want to drive. :)
 

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The feds have the black box in the car so in the event they can get all the details from the car such as drinking and using lane assist to drive! ;-> TLX I4 tech
 

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I have been driving for so long that I periodically enjoy the car taking over for a short while or making helpful suuggestions. These features provide a glimpse on what is just over the horizon. No, I am not looking forward to self driving cars but enjoy the semi autonomous state. Were these types of discussions taking place when automatics or cruise control were first introduced?
 

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Mine only warns me, it doesn't actually bring the car back. I htought it was supposed to bring me back? or do i need to turn that feature on somehow?
 

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Mine only warns me, it doesn't actually bring the car back. I htought it was supposed to bring me back? or do i need to turn that feature on somehow?
If you have LKAS on your car you need to engage it.
First make sure you have engaged the 'Main' button then when the LKAS and CC icons come up in the MID its ready to roll.
Then just press the button on the bottom right of the steering wheel...you will have empty lines until it locks on and they go a solid colour and you get the sterring wheel icon in the middle of those lines.
 

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Mine only warns me, it doesn't actually bring the car back. I htought it was supposed to bring me back? or do i need to turn that feature on somehow?
Sorry. Can you explain "bring the car back"?

Do you mean it doesn't auto-brake for you?
 

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Attempting to keep the car within the lane is the LKAS feature and is on the Tech/Advance/Elite models. You need to enable it on the steering wheel, lower right in the 5 o'clock position.
 

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Yes, the LKAS is supposed to keep the car between the lanes. When i enable it on the steering wheel i only get the warning lights and it doesn't keep the car within the lane. When i don't enable it on the steering wheel the warning lights don't come on. Other then Brake, but that is a different feature...
 

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Yes, the LKAS is supposed to keep the car between the lanes. When i enable it on the steering wheel i only get the warning lights and it doesn't keep the car within the lane. When i don't enable it on the steering wheel the warning lights don't come on. Other then Brake, but that is a different feature...
I remember hearing that LDW and LKAS are different on V6 as compared to the I4.

On my I4, I press MAIN and then press the odd long semi round button on the steering wheel hub. When I do this, I see the lane markers as empty rectangles. As soon as I get a lock, I get a steering wheel with hands and also the rectangles fill in to solid white. I let go of the steering wheel and the car drives/steers itself for 15 seconds. This is using just LKAS on the I4.

For LDW, there is a button on the far left of the dash that has a green light on it when enabled. This is a passive alert. With this on and I cross over a lane marker, the respective lane marker on the OMD flashes and I get an alert that I am leaving the lane.

LKAS disables when it cannot find lane markers, you use the brake, when you use turn signals or when you manually depart from a lane.

From a previous post, I believe I remember that the V6 does not beep, while the I4 does. It was quite confusing at the time and still is apparently. Don't quote me, but I think this was what I read somewhere. :)
 

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Mine only warns me, it doesn't actually bring the car back. I htought it was supposed to bring me back? or do i need to turn that feature on somehow?
Sorry. Can you explain "bring the car back"?

Do you mean it doesn't auto-brake for you?
Sorry. I don't know why I didn't get that. :confused:


May need more coffee?
 

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Sorry. I don't know why I didn't get that. :confused:


May need more coffee?

This is what happens when i assume people know what i'm thinking instead of me actually writing it properly..lol i think i might have to start re-reading what i write before hitting submit.. :)
 

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When I was driving home tonight, I got a message from AcuraLink saying that my Lane Departure Warning system has a malfunction. It said I should take it to the dealer if I notice it not working. As I am fiddling with trying to get it to stop reading me the message, I drift out of my lane and my steering wheel starts giving me feedback and the warning comes on in the display. So I guess it is working properly :). I will have to keep an eye on it, but the situation gave me a good laugh :)
 

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When I was driving home tonight, I got a message from AcuraLink saying that my Lane Departure Warning system has a malfunction. It said I should take it to the dealer if I notice it not working. As I am fiddling with trying to get it to stop reading me the message, I drift out of my lane and my steering wheel starts giving me feedback and the warning comes on in the display. So I guess it is working properly :). I will have to keep an eye on it, but the situation gave me a good laugh :)
Definitely keep an eye on it and mention it at your next visit to the dealer.

I had issues with the system telling me not to park on slopes/hill and that my electronic parking brake failed along with the emissions system. On the second visit they replaced the fuel filler assembly and I have been error free since. I don't get the tug with LDW on the I4, but LKAS gives me guidance. :)
 

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Have you tried LKAS? It doesn't feel like you are the one driving the car. Especially if you let go of the steering wheel.

I guess I don't mind being told what to do, even though I am single. But it really feels odd when the car drives itself. Hey I want to drive. :)

Do it long enough, and you will get a message stating to get control or else...lol,,
 
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