Kiwi wrote:Did you notify BMW as this is a huge mistake by ACC and should be investigated by BMW. I would never be able to trust ACC again.
I almost always drive with ACC on and always monitor the instrument panel when driving. When ACC detects a vehicle ahead, a red car icon is displayed in the top center of the instrument panel. If we are approaching a vehicle ahead and the red icon does not appear when I know that it should, I disconnect ACC and take over driving. This has happened twice since we purchased our i3 in 2014, so it's no big deal.
Drivers should only trust themselves. There is no driving assistance technology that is 100% trustworthy yet. The failure to detect an object ahead is not "a huge mistake by ACC" that "should be investigated by BMW". The huge mistake would be a driver who trusts ACC or any current driving assistance technology so much that he does not pay attention to driving. Several such drivers have been killed because of their erroneous trust in Tesla's Autopilot which, like ACC, is only a driving aid.