Submitted by jackrg on Fri, 2019-05-03 21:41
Been using auto steer for two years now, and I have an issue with it.
The idea that you should see a message on the dash telling you to wiggle the steering wheel to prove that you are paying attention is ridiculous, when in reality you should be watching the road not the dash. If it were accompanied by a tone (like the tones used to confirm auto-steer on/off or navigate on auto steer on/off, not the jump-out-of-your-shoes tone that you get if you don't react fast enough to the message), then I would know that it was time to wiggle the steering wheel without constantly taking my eyes off the road to see if there is a message on the dash. BTW, I always have my hands on the steering wheel, but of course the car doesn't know that because you have to fight the auto steer so much that you risk disabling auto-steer and TACC (or constantly change the audio volume) for the car to know you're holding the wheel.