Lane assist

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Post by Kabfab » Thu Jul 15, 2021 7:13 am

With loads of road works and temporary/no lane markings where I live, Lane Assist is a nuisance. I can turn it off, but it re-selects every time I get back in the car. Is there a way of setting lane assist default to off that anyone knows about?

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Post by G43FAN » Thu Jul 15, 2021 7:30 am

As has been discussed repeatedly No. it is a requirement for the Euro NCAP 5 star rating that it cannot be permanently switched off or disabled with a single press.

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Post by Kabfab » Thu Jul 15, 2021 8:19 am

OK thanks

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Post by robgarth » Tue Sep 14, 2021 9:22 pm

Before switching them off I suggest you ask yourself if you can defend it if you're unfortunately involved in a serious accident. Switching them off can't be done accidentally therefore it's an intentional act. I'm not a legal person but i imagine the prosecution having a field day exploring your reasoning and expertise in taking an action that puts others at risk.
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Post by Pullingteeth » Tue Sep 14, 2021 10:31 pm

In the horrendous downpour on the M25 this am I thought I aquaplaned … then realised it was the lane assist … phew ..
Very similar sensation for a second

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Post by monkeyhanger » Wed Sep 15, 2021 6:21 am

robgarth wrote:
Tue Sep 14, 2021 9:22 pm
Before switching them off I suggest you ask yourself if you can defend it if you're unfortunately involved in a serious accident. Switching them off can't be done accidentally therefore it's an intentional act. I'm not a legal person but i imagine the prosecution having a field day exploring your reasoning and expertise in taking an action that puts others at risk.
If it was that strong a requirement to keep it on, you would not have the facility to turn it off. There would be no field day. It is not a legal requirement to keep lane assist on and you cannot be prosecuted for having done so.

To the OP: I agree that lane assist is a PITA. It is in place as a corrective measure to idiots who can't steer their car and keep it in lane, presumably because there are plenty of people steering with their knees while texting and also require the ACC sensors to be their eyes for the road ahead while texting. Lane assist is not a safety system to assist someone already paying attention to the road ahead.

For someone paying attention, it is more likely to cause an accident. I take a wide berth around parked cars as I drive past them, and lane assist twitches the steering wheel back towards the very obstacle I'm looking to avoid. Would it do that if passing a cyclist? When motorway lanes are temporarily narrowed with cones, the system doesn't see the cones and keep you between the new gap, it only sees the lines in the road and tries to put you in the middle of those.

For me, it causes more peril than it mitigates.

With OBD11 you can set the car so it remembers that you switched it off, but is just as easy to switch back on.

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Post by Warminster id » Wed Sep 15, 2021 6:50 am

I don’t really have much of a problem with lane assist when it’s on but I usually turn it off and can do it within a couple of seconds and hardly glance at the screen. And it only activates when over 30 so if you are in an urban area and under the speed limit then no problem.
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Post by Anduain » Wed Sep 15, 2021 7:11 am

Agree re the ventilation system. Also the vents are partially blocked by the Infotainment screen (depending on your height), the controls behind the menu is somewhat bonkers, especially for air recirculation when you're behind that 30 year old diesel.
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Post by G43FAN » Wed Sep 15, 2021 7:15 am

Technically both overtaking a parked car and passing a cyclist require you to indicate.. therefore Lane assist shouldn't be an issue.
There was confirmation recently that the system had or would be upgraded to take into account roadworks more correctly.
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Post by scott28tt » Wed Sep 15, 2021 8:05 am

G43FAN wrote:
Wed Sep 15, 2021 7:15 am
Technically both overtaking a parked car and passing a cyclist require you to indicate.. therefore Lane assist shouldn't be an issue.

Absolutely, this is an easy approach rather than supposedly having to wrestle with a steering wheel... Same when you lane change on a motorway or dual carriageway.
G43FAN wrote:
Wed Sep 15, 2021 7:15 am
There was confirmation recently that the system had or would be upgraded to take into account roadworks more correctly.

Literally the only time I've disabled Lane Assist in 11 months was along a stretch of roadworks with narrowed lanes on the M4, the system "saw" the original lane markers rather than the temporary ones.
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