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post #31 of 39 Old 6th January 2016, 10:16 AM
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I could live without the 'Lane Assist' but not the ACC. I only ordered it because the 'Assist Package' that includes ACC & Lane Assist, was cheaper than ordering the ACC alone.
Yes, your right the windscreen has a separate camera for the 'Lane Assist' & also does not have a tinted top as all A5/S5/RS5's without 'Lane Assist' have a tinted top windscreen.
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Lane assist: new windshield, camera and cover and vibrating motor in steering column. Not very hard to retrofit either as far as I can tell. Not many wiring required either.

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new windshield....Not very hard to retrofit...
Im beginning to think that 'not very hard to retrofit' is a very relative term...!

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Lane assist: new windshield, camera and cover and vibrating motor in steering column. Not very hard to retrofit either as far as I can tell. Not many wiring required either.

What about the gadgetry that actually moves the steering wheel to make the car move away from the white line? That much mean a different steering column or something?
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Im beginning to think that 'not very hard to retrofit' is a very relative term...!
Ofcourse a new windshield is not something you retrofit yourself but at Carglass or a company like that.

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Not a fan of lane assist. I sometimes have it on "just in case" but then it annoys me when, say, overtaking on the motorway you complete the manoeuvre I don't generally indicate back into the inside lane unless traffic is particularly heavy. Which leads to a gentle tussle with the wheel as I've not used the indicator.
So you prefer to 'tussle' with the steering wheel instead of indicating?

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So you prefer to 'tussle' with the steering wheel instead of indicating?
Haha, a slight misquote I feel.

In most cases of course I use the indicators. But when I was learning to drive advanced driving wisdom was that if there was nothing else around you didn't indicate. So in certain, specific, circumstances no, I don't always use the indicators - see the examples in my original comment.

Note that I'm not saying I'm an advanced driver, just those were amongst the pointers passed to me at that time, things may well have changed.

Also there are other exceptions such as through road works where, even if the original lines are blacked out, it sometimes tries to remain on the original lane rather than moving in/out with the temporary markings, again leading to that tussle to get it to go where you want and not plough into the car next to you.

Bear in mind that it is only ever that, a tussle, it's never dangerous and just being firm keeps you going where you want.

The point being that I can't think of a single time that it has "saved" me, only the times it annoyed me. With ACC/Braking guard it throws the odd false positive too, but generally they are understandable and there was one occasion where it might have prevented a shunt, hence, for me, I see the value in it.

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Actually I didn't mean it that way I had an advanced driver lesson a few years ago and remember that was one tip I was given - if there are no cars around then no need to indicate. I am genuinely asking if you prefer to 'overcome' the force on the steering wheel as ALA intervenes rather than indicate, knowing that the indication will prevent that force? I guess I'm the same as you, if I have just overtaken a car then I see no need to indicate when pulling back in, however if ALA is on then I certainly will indicate as it's not really much effort is it?
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Actually I didn't mean it that way I had an advanced driver lesson a few years ago and remember that was one tip I was given - if there are no cars around then no need to indicate.
Well... I suppose I should get off my high horse then.

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I am genuinely asking if you prefer to 'overcome' the force on the steering wheel as ALA intervenes rather than indicate, knowing that the indication will prevent that force? I guess I'm the same as you, if I have just overtaken a car then I see no need to indicate when pulling back in, however if ALA is on then I certainly will indicate as it's not really much effort is it?
If I remember it's on I do indicate to prevent the tussle, but it's when I revert to 'unassisted' driving but it's still engaged that it catches me out. So in short, no, if it's on I will indicate if I remember, but then it's indicating for the sake of it sometimes.

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