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Foreword Brake Assist

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I would like to start off by saying I was not a fan of this feature to begin with. I Never thought I would use it...

The forward break assist has 4 selective modes, Off, On 1 car length, On 1/2 a car length and On 1/4th Car length. All different foreword motion breaking sensitivity settings work identically. My understanding was that this system would never activate unless collision was immanent, and when it did activate it would bring the vehicle to a stop.

I was wrong, this system works incredibly and at the right setting, is not intrusive at all, it actually might end up saving the car one day, or save the life of the mate who pulled out in front of you and hit the breaks..

Like Tapshift, this system is fluid and will gracefully apply the breaks just to let you know you are approaching the fixed object or car rather quickly, and if you don't follow up with some breaking of your own it will gradually increase braking force. Once you start getting on the breaks the system backs off.

The radar system this vehicle uses is substantial. It has 360 degree vision and can pick up a car 100+ meters in front of you. More importantly, Below approximately 10 MPH the system will not engage so don't count on it at low speeds. Could end up kissing somebody's bumper if you instill to much confidence in this feature and get lackadaisical.

I have been keeping it on the lowest setting, when the wife drives I set it at the highest sensitivity. She enjoys riding to closely and enjoying her iPhone. :bangheadonwall:

We'll show her!!!
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The forward collision alert system doesn't activate the brakes in an active manner. It is more a passive system which readies the breaking system by tensing up the brake lines and moving the pads closer to the disc. thereby reducing reaction times by fractions of a second.
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Regarding the "Park Assist"...I'm from the old school I will still park the car based on my abilities...Nice feature though for those that's cannot park...
Another time you can use the park feature is if you want to freak a passenger out who doesn't know the car can do it. Why? cos I like scaring people :D
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That's a tough one to accept. There's like no clearance to begin with. "tensing up of the brake lines" in my mind would have the pads touching. I would think!:unsure::unsure:
It is how the system was described in the VF launch material as well. It is possibly why some have said the car seems to slow down just a little when the alerts go off.
That being said I do believe an update to a full adaptive cruise and full on braking will be offered by the end of production in 2017. I have been told (not specifically for the Chevy just generally) that they still have more to throw at VF before the end.

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