Car: 10G Civic Prestige
Join Date: 18th December 2014
Location: Back to Cold, Wet and Windy Blighty!!
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Collision Mitigation Braking System ...
Anyone find this annoying?
I'm finding it quite disturbing to be honest!!
I'm sure there's an option to switch off, but I don't want to change too many things - one day they could save somebody's life despite the annoyance!
Soon after I received it, in the beginning of October last year, I tried using the cruise control like I always used to in my 8G - set at 33 mph (I'm honest!) to avoid any hidden cameras, and it slammed on the brakes when sweeping around a right hand curve - reason was there was a car parked on the kerb I had clearly seen and was easily avoiding, which it considered a 'potential accident'.
Thing was, if anyone was behind, I would probably have had an accident, with them!! Fortunately nobody was.
Just a few days ago, lesson long-since learnt, so no cruise in town (Honda advised not to - only use on the Motorway, etc) and a BMW was turning into a 10 o'clock side road which even I could see was clear, she hadn't slowed and there were no obstructions, so she wasn't going to slow down. I simply maintained my speed, perhaps 10 mph faster as she would be well clear before I arrived at the junction.
YET AGAIN, the collision avoidance or mitigation system slammed on the brakes totally unnecessarily!!
Again, the Gods had deemed it wasn't time for my no claims to be questioned, and nobody was behind!
SAME JOURNEY, 3 minutes later, turning into another road, I saw a female pedestrain at the roadside, obviously intending to cross, so was prepared to brake, and 'gently honk', which I had to as she didn't look and wandered straight into the road.
Collision avoidance? NONE!! THIS should have been where it worked, but only does for vehicles, not pedestrians.
I reckon Honda have this WAY WRONG.
In the real world scheme of things, costs aside, it's considered much more important to avoid causing human harm than simply damaging another vehicle, surely?
(OK, I could have held back a bit more with the BMW situation, but its not the point.)