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Adaptive Cruise and Ram 1500

Discussion in 'Mopar News' started by Fury3, Feb 8, 2017.

  1. Fury3

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    Does anyone know if and when Adaptive Cruise will be available for the Ram 1500's? I don't want to debate it's merits as I know it can be polarizing. I would just like to know if and when it may happen.
    Thanks!
     
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  2. Mopartial

    Mopartial Fits and Finishes
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    ...and Lane Departure, and Park Assist, and Blind Spot, and Curve Control...
     
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  3. Mike V.

    Mike V. Mopar-nac The Moderator
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    All that will more than likely be optional on the new Ram 1500 that is right around the corner.

    No reason to add it to the current truck.

    Mike
     
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  4. boblonben

    boblonben MOPAR Guy
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    For those who have not yet experienced the fun of getting these capabilities repaired let me give you an example. My wife hit a small raccoon. It broke one small piece of plastic on the lower grill area, also took out the mounting bracket for the forward collision control sensor, AND required the replacement of the sensor (but the old one worked fine!). Cost of the bracket broken - $28. Cost of the grille piece $18. Cost of the sensor - $1385. Cost to do the alignment of the sensor - $465. We won't even list the labor cost here. So hope you don't have to have one of these replaced or worked on. P>S> the raccoon lived! cheers
     
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  5. Dave Z

    Dave Z It's me, Dave
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    A year is a LONG time.

    Dang. We didn’t have that kind of a bill from our body shop.
     
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  6. Mike V.

    Mike V. Mopar-nac The Moderator
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    Versus the cost to add it now... adding a whole extra sub system to the electrical architecture is expensive, especially when a new all truck is a year or so away.

    I personally do not expect it to be added to the current truck.

    Mike
     
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  7. valiant67

    valiant67 Rich Corinthian Leather
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    And this is why I've been pointing out the problems with relying on older products. They are now behind on these features.
    To some it won't matter, to others it means buying something else.
     
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  8. Mike V.

    Mike V. Mopar-nac The Moderator
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    Ford added adaptive cruise in 2015. GM added in 2016. The new Ram truck will be here soon, it was last updated in 2013.

    Mike
     
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  9. wtxiceman

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    Adaptive cruise control=asleep at the wheel.
     
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  10. wilbur

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    Be easier to drive and reply on allpar with adaptive cruise... :D
     
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  11. DarkSky

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    Adaptive cruise is nice on longer trips and when you're behind a driver who hasn't heard of regular cruise control but I've never felt disconnected from driving when I'm using it.
     
  12. Mike V.

    Mike V. Mopar-nac The Moderator
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    Actually it's an option that is not widely available on the typical bread and butter pickup trucks.

    Mike
     
  13. redriderbob

    redriderbob Mopar Guru!
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    2019 DT platform Ram 1500.
     
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  14. TripleT

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    Raccoon, I hate them 3K for the one I found.... Dead
     
  15. Chase300

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    I thought this tech was going to be required soon on all cars.
    Its clear the insurance industry is pushing for the collision alert w/stop tech to be standard in all cars.
     
  16. dakrt99

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    Curve Control? I have never heard of that.
     
  17. Dave Z

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    I can see why but I'm not big on that one. The rear cross path, on the other hand, is invaluable. I don't have it on my car, but my wife has it on hers, and it is a wonderful thing for backing out of parking spaces! The blind spot monitor's nice but unnecessary most of the time.

    Backup cameras, now, I can see why those would be mandatory.
     
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  18. Doug D

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    I agree the rear cross path is invaluable and can see that being required equipment along with the backup camera. I wish my '06 Ram and '10 Journey had backup cameras at the very least. I don't believe backup cameras were an option in '06 and it was an option in 2010 for our Journey. I feel practically blind when backing up our Journey out of spot when other SUV/CUV's are parked next to it.

    Blind spot indicators are nice, but I don't necessarily need them.

    My son's '0 Avalanche has a backup camera and it sure comes in handy when backing up. Even more so when hitching up a trailer.
     
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  19. aldo90731

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    In SoCal traffic, I found adaptive cruise and forward collision warning simply annoying.

    Even on the closest setting, adaptive cruise invites other vehicles to squeeze between the vehicle in front and you, to the point that you keep getting pushed back further down the line.

    With regards to forward collision warning, the system creates a minor panic of imaginary obstacles or stopped traffic ahead that your eyes easily picked up moments before. When driving on twisty mountain roads, it beeps incessantly warning you that there's a mountain straight ahead! Maybe it is useful in extreme fog conditions, or for distracted drivers texting while they drive, but for responsible drivers 99% of the time it is either the master of the obvious or an irritation.

    I found blind spot monitoring truly useful, but you cannot get it by itself. You have to buy it together with all the other useless cr*p, which makes it way too expensive for just that functionality.
     
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  20. redriderbob

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    DT will also have a 360 camera from what I hear to compete with the F-150. Making backing up to a trailer even easier.
     

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