Front warning collision starting to bug me

This just repeats and expands what I said about it earlier, it seems to fire at just the wrong time.
Over the last week I've had it fire two or three more times. I think
that each time, my foot was off the gas and headed for the brake, when the warning beeps began. In no case was I about to mash the brake, but simply slow down a bit to maintain clearance or initiate a small turn. If it had been critical, the mental time to process the beep and start to move my foot would not have been sufficient. In fact, it is DISTRACTING when it fires at just the wrong time like this.
Now, as I've said before, maybe this is the cost of having it fire when I really DO need it - but it seems it is going to be too late in that case.
I'd suggest something like making it more sensitive and giving a pre-warning, perhaps a simple yellow light, about a second earlier than present, and then making the real warning about a tenth of a second later - and optionally letting it apply a 10% automatic braking as well.
I guess they'd have to add a radar or sonar or something more precise before ever letting it apply 100% braking, I don't think the current warning system can accurately judge an imminent collision and panic situation.
One scenario seems to be when you're in city traffic at 30mph or so, and you start to close on the car ahead, which is still moving. Your closing speed is only about 2mph, and suddenly the collision warning is acting like a tailgate warning, which is a different thing. There's a LOT of tailgating going on in such urban situations, I can have more spacing in front of me than anyone else in sight, and then this silly buzzer goes off? And if you allow more space it invites lane changers to cut in and eat the space, which is I guess why everyone tailgates.
J.
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"JRStern" wrote

Sorry you're having to be the newsgroup's guinea pig on the new Accord's features. What you describe confirms my someday-choice of the EX rather than the EX-L.
Slightly off topic, how do you like the Lane Watch feature? That assumes you use your turn signals.... ;-)
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On 11/15/12 7:50 PM, Howard Lester wrote:

What, and give up planting your ass on rich Corinthian leather?
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No, that's REECH Corinthian leather.
And a bit of trivia I read once: Ricardo Montalban almost didn't to do those commercials for Chrysler on two grounds: 1) there's no such thing as "Corinthian leather", and 2) the script had him pronouncing "Cordoba" incorrectly.
He did it anyway.
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:-) He was on David Letterman telling about there being no such thing as "Corinthian leather." He went on to tell a story about him driving in LA with the top down, and stopped at a light. A car pulls up along side and the driver yells out, "Hey Ricardo! Have you driven a Ford lately??"
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On Thu, 15 Nov 2012 19:50:31 -0500, "Howard Lester"

I'm not even sure what it does, besides put a picture on the screen when you signal right. I found it distracting at first and still do, but at least it doesn't confuse me anymore. Is it even supposed to beep if it sees something in your blind spot? I'm not sure. I think I got a warning out of it once, and as best I can figure it was because there was a telephone pole too close to the corner!
I was debating the EXL just for the leather seats anyway (and for the silver door handles but now everybody gets those!), but I also like the turn indicators on the mirrors. The electronic gee-gaws were a bonus, I wanted to try them out of curiosity at least anyway.
Since I bought the EXL without there being any deal on it I probably didn't get the best price (though I think I got pretty close to the minimum it was going to take to get the car off the lot at this time), and I'm curious what the real discounts on the EXL are going to look like as the year goes on. The jump from EX to EXL seemed a little steeper than usual, maybe cuz of the new robots, that's what I'm curious about, I mean how much can the indicators on the mirrors really cost?
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There's still no substitute for the flexible, creative, innovative human brain, paying attention.
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Human brain: 1 Artifical devices: 0
There's still no substitute for the flexible, creative, innovative human brain, paying attention.
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There's no substitute for paying attention. People should drive their cars.
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wrote:

The operative word is "still".
These things are just toys, for now. When I can get in the back seat and snooze and let the car drive, I hope they work a LOT better. And I guess they will, in twenty years or so for the average consumer.
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I'm mildly liking the lane change warning, it helps you to remember to
use the turn signal! But it also has a lot of false positives,
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