How to disable the stupid on guard system

Discussion in 'Trucks [ Eighteen Wheelers ]' started by TriPac Dude, Feb 9, 2014.

  1. JLMooreKCMO

    JLMooreKCMO Light Load Member

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    One or Two hundred feet is a safe distance only if you are driving slower than 35 mph.
     
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  3. KB3MMX

    KB3MMX Road Train Member

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    Can you aim it lower to reduce the alerts?
     
  4. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    OMG.

    *Faints.

    I #### well decide when to slow down or not. Might as well buy a robot at this point.
     
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  5. KB3MMX

    KB3MMX Road Train Member

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    Yup!

    It's now "Standard" on Volvo, probably Freightliner too.:banghead:
    The car version is very good.... BUT the truck ones seem to be way hyperactive with stupid false alarms etc for some reason !!:angry4:
     
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  6. shatteredsquare

    shatteredsquare Heavy Load Member

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    The radard system can stop the rig faster than the driver can, in an emergency... it can bring 80k lbs to a dead stop from freeway speeds in a very tight space, it engages the engine brake and all 18 wheels ABS sensors to tap dance that thing to a halt in an instant, it feels like the electromagnet at the end of a rollercoaster, like hitting an invisible brick wall that's as soft as a down pillow, like your mom grabbing the back of your shirt before you run into traffic.

    Yeah I know you can say "a safe driver can mitigate all that by using more following distance", but the safest of drivers cannot out-maneuver stupidity once stupidity has decided to have fun with a safe driver. it's a money saver in that it will not allow you to hit anything, even if that thing wants you to hit it.
     
  7. kduvall

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    Black duct tape works on the windshield and the bumper, but you wont have cruise control when you cover the radar
     
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