Advice sought. I still cannot decide whether to go for the Driving Assistant Plus option. I was talked out of it because I do not drive a lot in heavy traffic and the sales agent told me that contrary to what is suggested in the brochure the package does not come with Lane Departure Warning system. He did however say that it comes with traffic sign (speed limit) recognition but that the system picks up symbols on the back of lorries and braking can be triggered by fog/mist. The (BMW) Driving Assistant option available on the new MINI includes Traffic Sign Memory, Forward Collision Warning, Pedestrian Collision Warning, City Collision Mitigation and Adaptive Cruise Control. I believe the system available on the mainstream BMW models may be a variation of the MINI system although I am unsure.nowtta60 wrote:
But the active cruise is awesome. It even works in slow traffic. I just did a 60 mile trip to work and used the brakes twice. And about 90% of the way didn't have to use the power pedal either. It will come to a complete stop, follow cars in traffic and then pick up back to your set speed. I'd never buy a car without it ever again. The only time I swtich it off it at roundabout and when coming along side a lorry in the narrow roadworks on the M1 where I want to position the car rather than have the distance set by te computer to the car in front.
Can someone tell me the features incorporated in the Driving Assistant Plus option on UK spec'd cars and how useful they are or is it a just another expensive gadget?
Your comments would be appreciated.