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      02-05-2019, 08:26 PM   #1
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High Speed Collision Avoidance works.

I am in the middle of a 2200 mile family roadtrip with my family in my new X5 50i M-Sport. 200 miles on the odometer when we left from PA to Florida. Construction out side Orlando is a mess with multiple lane shifts and make shift construction zones. Traffic flow on 3 lanes was moving 75-80mph 3 accross and tight. A couple cars ahead couldn't make the 3 lane shift and the turns at that speed was too much for their skill level. So some slammed on their brakes causing multiple cars slamming into their sides and it was like a NASCAR wreck. My X5 was on ACC and as soon as I saw smoke and car parts flying into the air 8 cars up, my Collision Avoidance was already taking hold of the vehicle with a red beeping alarm and the sound of anti lock braking on full strength. Seatbelts tightened up and the X5 was slowing faster than the Toyoya Sequioa that his auto brake activated but ran into the car ahead. The X5 swerved into the left media allowing the Lexus RX350 behind me enough room to tap the Toyota Sequioa I was following. We managed to pass the carnage of cars on the left.
The take away is the M Brakes with advanced safety made our $100k X5 seem like a bargain. My wife was amazed. It out performed the other vehicles safety features around us by such a margin it was shocking. Obviously the driver is the biggest safety feature but in a urban area when forced to drive around inferior skill levels, I will take all the added safty edge I can buy.
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The X5 swerved into the left median? On its own, or you swerved it into the median?
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The X5 swerved into the left median? On its own, or you swerved it into the median?
X5 looked for a hole and initiated the left as I controlled it. It was doing it all on it's own. It sensed a rear and front Collision and got the hell out of its path.
This was total "next level" safty tech.
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X5 looked for a hole and initiated the left as I controlled it. It was doing it all on it's own. It sensed a rear and front Collision and got the hell out of its path.
Thatís fín amazing! Glad you all made it out safe.
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Not a scratch other than my new X5 is sitting in the resort parking lot and I can't give it a proper hand wash until I get home. As far as my wife and I are concerned, the X5 is worth every penny and any thing beyond this point is icing on the cake.

FYI...Remote 3D camera on the app has also worked flawlessly. I check on my X5 via remote app 4 times a day.

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That's very impressive to hear on the handling and safety it provided. Also, very happy to hear you and your family were protected!
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      02-05-2019, 08:43 PM   #7
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The X5 swerved into the left median? On its own, or you swerved it into the median?
X5 looked for a hole and initiated the left as I controlled it. It was doing it all on it's own. It sensed a rear and front Collision and got the hell out of its path.
Glad you made it through safely and that's awesome about the safety features working. I hope to never need them but I feel better knowing their full capability especially with the whole family on board.

I have experienced the X5 take over once when a tractor trailer drifted into my lane. It was directly to the side so I didn't see it. There was an audible alarm, and it displayed "Side Impact Collision Avoidance" on the instrument cluster as it initiated a shift onto the left median. I then sped up and out of the trucks way.
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Was the median not concrete? Perhaps a ditch or 'breakdown lane'? I'm glad you're all okay, I've had my fair share of things happen out here but damn that takes the cake. I bet that Lexus driver was glad they didn't hit you since it would've been at a higher speed
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Wow! That is some amazing tech and I'm glad to hear that it performed as it should, and flawlessly, when the situation most needed it. The best thing is that your family is ok and as far as I'm concerned, the car just paid for itself with that experience.
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The X5 swerved into the left median? On its own, or you swerved it into the median?
X5 looked for a hole and initiated the left as I controlled it. It was doing it all on it's own. It sensed a rear and front Collision and got the hell out of its path.
This was total "next level" safty tech.
Do you have steering intervention on?
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I am in the middle of a 2200 mile family roadtrip with my family in my new X5 50i M-Sport. 200 miles on the odometer when we left from PA to Florida. Construction out side Orlando is a mess with multiple lane shifts and make shift construction zones. Traffic flow on 3 lanes was moving 75-80mph 3 accross and tight. A couple cars ahead couldn't make the 3 lane shift and the turns at that speed was too much for their skill level. So some slammed on their brakes causing multiple cars slamming into their sides and it was like a NASCAR wreck. My X5 was on ACC and as soon as I saw smoke and car parts flying into the air 8 cars up, my Collision Avoidance was already taking hold of the vehicle with a red beeping alarm and the sound of anti lock braking on full strength. Seatbelts tightened up and the X5 was slowing faster than the Toyoya Sequioa that his auto brake activated but ran into the car ahead. The X5 swerved into the left media allowing the Lexus RX350 behind me enough room to tap the Toyota Sequioa I was following. We managed to pass the carnage of cars on the left.
The take away is the M Brakes with advanced safety made our $100k X5 seem like a bargain. My wife was amazed. It out performed the other vehicles safety features around us by such a margin it was shocking. Obviously the driver is the biggest safety feature but in a urban area when forced to drive around inferior skill levels, I will take all the added safty edge I can buy.
Awesome story and outcome for you and your family. I'm glad you guys are okay.

On my last car I skipped the nanny options because I wanted to be in control of the car and I wasn't sure the technology was there in 2014. This time I opted to embrace the new technology the same way I did when ABS brakes came out and air bags before that. Stories like this make me glad I ordered our G05 with all the safety stuff (except night vision). Worth every penny.

Have fun on the rest of your trip.
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The X5 swerved into the left median? On its own, or you swerved it into the median?
X5 looked for a hole and initiated the left as I controlled it. It was doing it all on it's own. It sensed a rear and front Collision and got the hell out of its path.
This was total "next level" safty tech.
Wow, awesome

Do you have steering intervention on?
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      02-05-2019, 10:03 PM   #13
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I was a bit afraid of that level of automation so I didn’t get that package. Good to know that it worked, and was well worth the investment. Maybe next time....
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Wow that's pretty cool technology.
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Wow, awesome

Do you have steering intervention on?
I've never seen that option on mine.
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Wow, awesome

Do you have steering intervention on?
I've never seen that option on mine.
That's a default feature that most of folks turn off.
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Wow that's quite the story! Glad you are safe.

My 6 year old mentioned to me that this car has magic..between the reverse assistant, ACC, and gesture control that she loves to play with...this is another magic trick in our X5! lol

Actually think its called Evasion Assistant
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Wow, awesome

Do you have steering intervention on?
I've never seen that option on mine.
Standard feature. Most all of us have disabled it because of its aggressive intervention.
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Do you have steering intervention on?
Yes. Lane assist set on medium with, "close to markers" or narrow highway setting. I did not have autonomous steering on with the ACC. Evasion Assistant was what took control. I was starti to steer left and felt the steering take control the same direction I was going. It just felt like another hand was on the wheel guiding it. Kinda like Carrie Underwood's song "Jesus take the wheel" moment.

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Was the median not concrete? Perhaps a ditch or 'breakdown lane'? I'm glad you're all okay, I've had my fair share of things happen out here but damn that takes the cake. I bet that Lexus driver was glad they didn't hit you since it would've been at a higher speed
A very obvious take away from this was the M-Brakes and anti lock system can slow the X5 down significantly faster than any other SUV. You better be looking in the rear view mirror for a rear end Collision when it activates. It's like you hit a wall of deep sand stopping you. Also make sure luggage and any loose items are secure because they are gonna fly up to the front.
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Glad to read you and family are safe and the safety systems worked. I believe you are at version .23 of the software which is what I have.

Did you notice the steering wheel lights come on? I only noticed there were lights in the steering wheel just above the controls for cruise/volume etc yesterday as I was changing lanes while on ACC. Not sure if it was because of blind spot detection. Didn't find any mention of it in the manual.
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Yup, 23. All I remember was the red light on the dash going crazy and alarm going off.
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