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Oops! Next Jeep Compass spotted...

Discussion in 'Mopar / FCA News' started by Dave Z, Apr 22, 2016.

  1. Mike V.

    Mike V. Mopar-nac The Moderator

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    The forward looking radar is also used for forward collision warning and brake assist, not just adaptive cruise control.

    Mike
     
  2. BobbiBigWheels

    BobbiBigWheels The "Front-Line" Perspective

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    Has FCA ever offered a vehicle with FCW but not Adaptive Cruise?
     
  3. Ryan

    Ryan Moderator
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    Renegade. Although ACC is offered in other markets.
     
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  4. dmcdonald

    dmcdonald Well-Known Member

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    Yup...just saying the hardware seems to be there.
     
  5. oh2o

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    The hardware is definitely there, advance specs I saw awhile back listed 2 types of Adaptive Cruise (with and without Stop). Not sure why it's not noted in the recent press release specs, unless it's been delayed due to tech issues or something.

    P.S. Below is a link to a decent article covering the different Cruise Control systems, focused on the Grand Cherokee, but a lot of the info would apply to other models:

    Jeep Grand Cherokee WK2 - Cruise Control
     
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  6. npaladin2000

    npaladin2000 LOAD "*",8,1

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    The Adaptive Cruise is the only thing that might make me get the Technology Group. I'd use that a lot, I spend 2 hours a day on the highway commuting.
     
  7. Dave Z

    Dave Z It's me, Dave
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    You may be disappointed in it. I often wish I could switch the 300C back to regular cruise, because it leaves a lot of room and people keep cutting in (on Route 80) which makes it hit the brakes, then someone else cuts in... it's good in the midwest. Sucks in more congested/rude areas.

    Even though they would seem to have had lots of time, the press releases seemed rushed, and they may just have forgotten to mention it.
    Compass confusion
     
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  8. npaladin2000

    npaladin2000 LOAD "*",8,1

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    You may be right, but it might at least be useful during the non-congested non-rush-hour times at least. But yeah, it wouldn't help during the i684 gridlock times. But then again, nothing but a strong brake foot and a good creep capability helps with that.
     
  9. codypet

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    Its what frustrated me about my wife's Subaru. In Orlando, its too nice. People see what the car sees as an acceptable gap and cut in front of you which makes the forward collision detection come on and brake and jar all the passengers. Compare that with the minivan and Honda I have where I can tighten the gap and control when I start to speed up to keep people from cutting.
     
  10. Dave Z

    Dave Z It's me, Dave
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    There is a gap control on the 300C but even the tightest gap is very conservative. I have no idea what the loose gap is for - 100 mph on the Audobahn?
     
  11. Erik Latranyi

    Erik Latranyi Allpar Legacy

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    I like my ACC on my 300C. Yes, the tightest gap is too conservative as it will allow you to be cut off. Some finesse with the right pedal will keep you close, however. I have learned to deal with it.
     
  12. crouchta

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    My Durango had the choice of using ACC it not using it. After the new wore off, I just used standard cruise control. It made me sleepy.....
     
  13. npaladin2000

    npaladin2000 LOAD "*",8,1

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    I'm still waiting to hear how big the gas tank is...Mike I don't suppose that's in your materials anywhere? :)
     
  14. UN4GTBL

    UN4GTBL Allpar Legacy

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    Yeah, I thought that's how all of the ACC systems were?

    Regular cruise control, with the ability to make it ACC if desired.
     
  15. Erik Latranyi

    Erik Latranyi Allpar Legacy

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    On my 2008 300C, you must use ACC.
     
  16. Mike V.

    Mike V. Mopar-nac The Moderator

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    13.5 gallons.

    Mike
     
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  17. UN4GTBL

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    Interesting, didn't even know the previous 300 had ACC!

    I know on vehicles with the newer steering wheels, it is regular cruise control with the option of it being adaptive. You can still use it as just regular cruise control if so desired. Looks like 2011+ 300 has this newer system where you can choose to use ACC or regular cruise control.

    ...so it would make sense that the new Compass would have the newest ACC+
     
  18. T_690

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    Dry or liquid?
     
  19. Dave Z

    Dave Z It's me, Dave
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    2013 does not have the choice of ACC vs regular cruise.
     
  20. npaladin2000

    npaladin2000 LOAD "*",8,1

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    That's not bad, figure a 400 mile range at 30 MPG highway...assuming that's actual usable capacity (My current car needs about 2 gallons to keep the fuel pump submerged, so the usable capacity is 2 gallons less than the specs say...and it reports "Empty" at that point).

    At least if it's the same situation, then it isn't any worse than I have now. I assume tanks are getting smaller so that cars are hauling less dead weight when they're full, correspondingly increasing fuel economy by some small fraction.
     

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