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Has anyone else experienced near collision with the Lane Following Assist completely failing going into turns with lanes that are clearly marked?
 

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Has anyone else experienced near collision with the Lane Following Assist completely failing going into turns with lanes that are clearly marked?
I'm sure Kia's lawyers have some language in the fine print that explains that we should always be in control of the vehicle, even with LFA and ACC enabled. What I wish they would add is an audible signal that LFA is disengaged when the car doesn't see lines anymore. It's impossible to know without staring at the little green/gray LFA symbol on the dash 24/7.
 

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I'm sure Kia's lawyers have some language in the fine print that explains that we should always be in control of the vehicle, even with LFA and ACC enabled. What I wish they would add is an audible signal that LFA is disengaged when the car doesn't see lines anymore. It's impossible to know without staring at the little green/gray LFA symbol on the dash 24/7.
I concur about both. Thank you for your feedback. I'm going to try and contact a Kia rep to hear what they have to say. If I hear anything worth sharing, I'll report back.
 

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In my experience the LFA function is disabled in majority of the turns, the system is just available (online/engaged) in few of them but not the mojority. I think it's just an immature function from Kia and hope it can br upgraded. Same happen to the rear collision alert, some times is not alerting about a car coming until it's very close. I have a Mazda CX9 with the same tech and I can tell you Mazda is way ahead on this front from Kia.
 

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Same happen to the rear collision alert, some times is not alerting about a car coming until it's very close. I have a Mazda CX9 with the same tech and I can tell you Mazda is way ahead on this front from Kia.
Something doesn't sound right here. I've never had an issue with late rear cross traffic alerts in all 3 of my Kia vehicles dating back to 2014. If anything, the active collision avoidance system on the Carnival is too sensitive as the car will brake for me if I'm backing into a parking space and it detects the other cars within 3 feet of my bumper.
 

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I would think that the technology would be a universal thing in the auto industry, not drastically different. My wife is looking at the Tesla and while the price point is significantly different, the hands free detection and self drive are a world apart.
 

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I would think that the technology would be a universal thing in the auto industry, not drastically different. My wife is looking at the Tesla and while the price point is significantly different, the hands free detection and self drive are a world apart.
To be clear, Kia's LFA isn't meant to be a fully autonomous driving mode like Tesla's auto-pilot. It is simply an added layer of driver assistance tech to reduce the chances of you wandering out of your lane. That's why it needs to detect your hands on the wheel or it will disable itself.
 

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I agree to a point, but my original gripe was that when entering a turn following the same lines it was, it no longer follows those lines and heads straight for the wall or barrier. Now from what I understand about the vehicle and its lfa abilities, it shouldn't do that. It should continue to follow the direction of the lines
 

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I agree to a point, but my original gripe was that when entering a turn following the same lines it was, it no longer follows those lines and heads straight for the wall or barrier. Now from what I understand about the vehicle and its lfa abilities, it shouldn't do that. It should continue to follow the direction of the lines
It has to be a very gentle curve. I don't know what the limit is, but it seems like anything that requires the wheel to turn more than a couple degrees in either direction will force the driver to take control. I wish it could do more, but it's still great for those times when you're trying to eat a burger while you drive. 😅
 
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