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The diagram says in only brakes for you if you don't react to the audio/visual warning. So you can have the warning without the auto-braking.
 

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Maybe it only works when you're about to hit another Discovery. That's the same colour.
 

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So I'm not the only one asking if or how this device works.
All I can sai is I was on a Mercedes today , as a passenger. The driver approached a stationary car from behind , he was distracted and accelerating instead of braking. The car sounded and warned him.
Never heard a sound from my Disco
 

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Rogerone said:
So I'm not the only one asking if or how this device works.
All I can sai is I was on a Mercedes today , as a passenger. The driver approached a stationary car from behind , he was distracted and accelerating instead of braking. The car sounded and warned him.
Never heard a sound from my Disco
Sounds like that's 'cos you were in your pal's Merc?!
Hoping there is no 'Emergency Breaking System' that smashes the car up, but hoping that the specified Emergency Braking System does its job when required to prevent emergency breaks!! Can't think of a way of testing it without risking breakage though!
 

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It's natural instinct to brake, you need to do nothing and be very close to the vehicle that has stopped before anything will happen, bare in mind it will only bring you to a halt at low speeds, other speeds it will reduce the impact.

It your kids have a bouncy castle drag it out into the street and try it :lol:
 

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Be interesting to see what you get Philn. I am not convinced there is any alert at all.
 

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Only thing I was worried about... pedestrian airbag ?!? If you do hit something (soft) will it deploy the airbag and if so.. how much does that cost to put back :(
 

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DiscoDave, if I survive will post results on here, also it is supposed to stop the car before collision at speeds up to 30mph and I plan to go a lot slower than that.
 

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Maybe I won't want anyone to see the results!.
You will have to send it to You've been Framed. At least you will get £200 back... :D
 

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Well the large cardboard box test took place and sorry to report but box died. Not sure if this proves anything or not but certainly confirmed that camera didn't detect cardboard.
 

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Well the large cardboard box test took place and sorry to report but box died. Not sure if this proves anything or not but certainly confirmed that camera didn't detect cardboard.
How big/tall was the box? It looks like it uses stereovision cameras behind the rear view mirror to measure distance of objects. I wonder if the object needs to be large enough. It doesn't seem that the front radars are used for this, since according to the manual, they are only on when that parking button is pushed.
 

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That's certainly concerning Philn. I would suggest checking your settings to ensure forward alert etc is switched on but from what I know, autonomous emergency braking should work regardless of settings. Maybe mention to your dealer.
 

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AEB is ON in settings. box measured about 1.8 metres wide by about 1.4 metres high which I would have thought was big enough. The only problem with systems like this is you don't find out they don't work until they don't.
 

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Just a thought, but does the AEB even recognize a stationary obstacle or does it only react on moving targets?
I can only speak of my Passat so far, but its radar only recognizes obstacles moving in the same direction with distance quickly closing.

Please excuse my poor English, my German is slightly better ;-)
 
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