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Hypersensitive Collision Alert - 2014 Acura MDX AWD Long-Term Road Test

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edited July 2014 in Acura
imageHypersensitive Collision Alert - 2014 Acura MDX AWD Long-Term Road Test

Edmunds.com conducts a long-term test of a 2014 Acura MDX and finds that its collision alert system is overly sensitive, with too many false positives.

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Comments

  • cjasiscjasis Member Posts: 274

    Honda/Acura probably accurately surmised that if they don't err on the side of conservativism with thi system some litigious idiot who was too busy texting and shaving while driving will sue the living hell out of the company after he hits a parked car.

  • miedenmieden Member Posts: 75

    False positives make these systems useless. People grow accustomed to the warning chime and tune it out, just like Jason K did with the headlight warning gong in the CL65. A second forward-facing radar or CMOS camera could correct this.

  • kirkhilles1kirkhilles1 Member Posts: 863

    Too bad, I would've expected more from Honda. Blind spot monitoring is a great thing, especially with a big vehicle, but it should not show BRAKE until it needs to auto-brake to prevent a collision. Guess it'll be 5+ years until it gets re-worked...

  • 6sptl6sptl Member Posts: 24
    edited July 2014

    The system is as sensitive as you want it, mine never falses, since I have it at the lowest setting. Sometimes its amusing that people drive a car without ever reading the manual. RTFM

  • 6sptl6sptl Member Posts: 24

    @kirkhilles1 said:
    Too bad, I would've expected more from Honda. Blind spot monitoring is a great thing, especially with a big vehicle, but it should not show BRAKE until it needs to auto-brake to prevent a collision. Guess it'll be 5+ years until it gets re-worked...

    No you wont, The system works perfectly already. Read my post, the sensitivity is easily adjustable, the default is the "lawyer setting".

  • fordson1fordson1 Unconfirmed Posts: 1,512

    Ouch - the dreaded RTFM censure post. And it's served on the engineering editor, at that.

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