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Hello from Melbourne - and thank you for the opportunity to join.

Took delivery of our EQA a couple of weeks ago - after ordering last June! Came without the MBUX Innovation package. Although I suppose nothing could be done about that - I thought it poor that I wasn’t told about it until delivery was happening – they must have known for months!?

Overall pretty happy with the vehicle. Still coming to grips with everything – and most issues are probably my still getting used to features – but I do have a few questions If you could please indulge my newbie naivety?

I can’t seem to get the Active Lane Keeping Assist to work. I think I have all the correct settings, including the warning option – and I do understand that it only becomes active over 60km/h. The green indication is on – but it doesn’t have any reaction when I wander out of a lane.

I don’t seem to have Active Steering assist as an option – perhaps not available in Australia?

The Parking Assist function seems particularly poor. Detecting a spot seems quite hit and miss. Attempting to park in my garage is so bad it is almost comical the way it shuffles back and forth endlessly – but maybe that’s because it doesn’t have borders clearly defined by vehicles?

Thank you in advance for any clues.
 

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Good day Brian. Active Lane Keeping I find rarely intrudes, which I like. I think it takes into account many variables so as to detect obviously dangerous and inadvertent wander, by monitoring how well-painted and obvious the lane division is (such as thick continuous bus lane divider would have the most priority), deliberate steering input, "sporty" driving, obstacles ahead or other variables. There is a setting for sensitive instead of standard (less sensitive).

In Australian configurator, Active Steering Assist is currently listed on the summary page at the end though curiously is not obvious in the preceding steps. I attach screenshot. It might depend on other equipment options purchased though.

I didn't see in EQA manual though my EQC owner manual mentions Active Parking Assist may not help if space is closely bordered by a kerb (instead of a car or paint) or post (or tree) so garage might not be ideal for it I presume then (I have it but prefer to use the excellent 360 camera instead)
 

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Hi Dar,

Thank you for your clear and detailed response. On the Active Lane Keeping Assist - I agree that it could be "too much of a good thing" - I'm more curious than worried. Testing it on a quite stretch I did some pretty hideous moves without it batting an eye. Might need a visit to the dealer to get their opinion - and enquire about Active Steering Assist at the same time. And yes - I think the lawnmower against the wall of the garage is causing confusion with the parking.

Thanks again,

brian
 

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Testing it on a quite stretch I did some pretty hideous moves without it batting an eye.
I think so long as it sees you're in control (with recent active steering inputs) and it can't see any immediate danger, it lets you do what you like. The only time it's intervened for me is when I've drifted too close to the line marking and it's sensed some immediate danger on the other side of the line (concrete barrier, or oncoming car). It initially thumps on the steering wheel to make you think you're hitting the edge markers even when there aren't any. If that doesn't work it intervenes with fairly severe braking (one-sided I think), so it's probably not something you want going off accidentally.

I'm pretty sure the auto parking only works when there are two adjacent cars for it to work with. More details here:
 

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Heya,
I’m in Oz, I have both lane assist and active steering assist on the car. I find both can be quite intrusive, but I may also just be getting used to it. If I get to close to a double white line, that one side breaking and steer back can be quite the shock. Had a trip down a country road one night that had a lot of rain damage. Every time I wanted to go over that line to avoid a pot hole (read: sometimes the entire lane appeared to disappear), it would break and drive me back. Haven’t really figured out how to turn it off. Will look more into that soon.

It seems to want to wander from one side of a lane to the other when the lane is wide too - say on Sydney’s M4 - which I’m not used to, so the wheel feels like it’s fighting me as I try and keep it straight centre of the lane. Especially when using cruise control. Maybe I’m just not used to all the automation yet.

I’ve not tried the auto parking feature yet. I’ve not had any issues parking it, so I forget that the car has it most of the time :)
 

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Haven’t really figured out how to turn it off.
If you press the button with Car icon, you'll get straight to the QuickAccess screen shown in this post. The middle row of two buttons are the controls for the two features you speak of. The one on the left is Active Lane Keeping Assist and the one on the right is Active Steering Assist. The former is the one that does the braking when you wander too close to lines, and the latter is the one that steers the car when cruise control is engaged.

A solid blob on the right of each of those tabs indicate that feature is enabled (so in that pic both are enabled). Click on the tab to toggle the blob setting.

Once underway, there'll be the same two icons down the bottom of the screen in front of the driver. White indicates it's not currently active, Green indicates it is active. As you drive, they'll flip between white and green depending on whether it can see the lines, and whether or not cruise control is engaged.
 

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If you press the button with Car icon
Thanks for that - appreciate it. Made some adjustments this morning, lets see how this goes. This though I guess is part of the problem with the extreme automation in these cars. There's just so much to know! Its may be easy to look it up when you have the time, but at the point where you need it, if you're not driving hours a day leaning this stuff or have an obsessive 10 year old living in your house, its "Push here, select that, read the screen, make the selection..." etc. Once you get home and that problem isn't pressing anymore, you forget about it until its a problem again. Then you're stuck unless you pull over and make adjustments coz at 110kph, its just not safe to start riffling through the system looking for something you're not even sure of! :)
 

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Heya,
I’m in Oz, I have both lane assist and active steering assist on the car. I find both can be quite intrusive, but I may also just be getting used to it. If I get to close to a double white line, that one side breaking and steer back can be quite the shock. Had a trip down a country road one night that had a lot of rain damage. Every time I wanted to go over that line to avoid a pot hole (read: sometimes the entire lane appeared to disappear), it would break and drive me back. Haven’t really figured out how to turn it off. Will look more into that soon.

It seems to want to wander from one side of a lane to the other when the lane is wide too - say on Sydney’s M4 - which I’m not used to, so the wheel feels like it’s fighting me as I try and keep it straight centre of the lane. Especially when using cruise control. Maybe I’m just not used to all the automation yet.
Thanks for that. After a little more experimenting I can see how the lane assist steers to keep it in a lane with cruise control on, and a very light touch on the steering wheel - but I have yet to experience the dramatic intervention of it braking - even when I try to misbehave badly. Not that I should be worried about it - but these things make me curious ...

Appreciate the feedback from everyone
 
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