I get that on turns as well, left turn signal is on, waiting to disengage when I straighten out. It detects traffic turning with me in the left lane (double lane turn) and thinks I'm going to change lanes. I don't really mind that, since the blindspot assist feature is exceptionally a good one for lane changing with that notorious pillar blind spot.I have gotten several false warnings (car beeps twice and the triangular icon flashes on the dashboard) on sharp curves. I guess the car thinks I am about to hit the firehouse I drive past often, but I am never close to doing so.
I don't think I've experienced it activating the brakes yet. Only have driven 1500 miles so far.
You'd be surprised how often this actually results in a collision especially on busier streets. The car turning off the road has to suddenly stop because someone's crossing the street or there's something already there and the car behind them doesn't expect this, and bam! I don't mind the car reminding me of this.I get warnings when cars in front of me turn off the road.
Generally the person behind you would be at fault. If you rear end someone because they brake suddenly (barring other factors like sudden lane changes) that means you were not paying attention or following too close.It works - annoyingly a few days ago I was creeping behind someone - both of us moving, the guy ahead maybe 1mph slower, car slammed on the brakes. Very dangerous in my opinion since there was about 15 feet between us and we were going around 10mph in near bumper to bumper traffic.
Wonder how it will shake out legally if someone rear-ends me because of this.
Not quite true on the fault - if you hit someone from behind then you will be at fault no matter why the person in front of you braked almost all the time (logic being you were following too close to be able to brake in time). Unless of course you mean the skunk's fault... Car Accidents: Proving Fault | Nolo.comOne event where the brakes were applied -
I was gliding into a bear-right fork, close to the car ahead. Car ahead slams on brakes to stop for a skunk in the road. Yes, a skunk. GLA starts beeping and slams on brakes. It would have been a sure accident. His fault, but still.