Are there any settings to get the audio warning from the BSM? The warning icon only illuminates... and sometimes it is easily ignored while changing lanes..[/QUOTE
I've never been able to figure out if a audible warning is available, haven't been able to find that option.
Are there any settings to get the audio warning from the BSM? The warning icon only illuminates... and sometimes it is easily ignored while changing lanes..
I understand your point, although "insane" is perhaps somewhat extreme like so many negative posts here.I don't believe so, which is insane.
In my Jeep Grand Cherokee it would just go audible if you put your turn signal on to get over and there was a car there. Would be nice if the F-Pace did this as well.
In the case of BSM, today, I would not buy a car without BSM. It is one of the ultimate safety features. When I look in the mirror(s) I can clearly see when it is safe to change lanes and I would never change lanes without looking in the mirror. See no light, safe; see a light not safe. No beep needed. The initial OP clearly illustrates the point: "sometimes it is easily ignored while changing lanes" , relying on a beep, not looking at the mirror, not safe.
Correct. My friends four year old jeep does this. Only audible warning is when you're about to turn into somebody. Crazy Jag doesn't do that, all these insane arguments about setting mirrors properly, etc aside.In my Jeep Grand Cherokee it would just go audible if you put your turn signal on to get over and there was a car there. Would be nice if the F-Pace did this as well.
Never, have I been able to adjust side view mirrors to eliminate blind spots. Adding convex discs to the lower outside of each mirror mitigated the issue. I do agree that the BSM with a warning tone would be annoying.BSM is towards the bottom of safety features in usefulness. If the driver properly adjusts the mirrors blind spots are eliminated in most any vehicle. So with BSM, we are paying the manufacturer for a feature that is monitoring something that shouldn't exist. Though if you are an inattentive driver and/or don't know how to adjust your mirrors, it will indeed be helpful.
The problem with both the visual and audible cues on these systems is that when they would be most useful - in traffic - they are triggered incessantly. As a result, many drivers disable the feature or just don't pay attention to it. A driver is more likely to disable the feature if it includes both visual and audible cues which might be why some BSM-equipped don't provide audible alerts. It might make sense to provide a tone when you signal a lane change, but at this point you should already be looking towards a mirror. Optimally, the manufacturer would provide a BSM system that is configurable to the drivers desires. But then costs would go up. JLR does not have economies of scale to compete on price with Lexus or Audi, etc. They made a decision at some point to focus more on the structure and drivetrain of the F-Pace, at the expense of some interior and tech features, to establish more competitive pricing and sell more units. JLR's goal is to sell 1M vehicles a year. They wouldn't get there selling $75K+ vehicles.