Increase Maximum Follow Distance

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Description

In TACC, offer greater following distance than the max of “7”.

Competitive/Pricing/Notes

It could be a limitation of the sensors or cameras.

Status

Unknown.

(lightly edited by moderator)



Category: Tags: entered 9-Oct-2019
dbop
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2 Comments

It would be nice above 60 mph.
Each interval increment is approximately.5 seconds.  A setting of 7 equates to a little over  300 feet at 60 mph which seems like a lot.  However, it takes about 1.5 seconds for the average person to recognize an event ahead, decide how to react and begin to execute their reaction.  This leaves about 2 seconds to stop for example.  The result is a car that takes about 150 feet to stop at 60 barely avoiding a rear end collision.  This supports the ability to opt for greater interval options for more cautious drivers.