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Hi ive put my deposit down at trust ford Bristol, but I'm unsure about the active city stop. A friend of mine has the golf gti mk7 and says he thinks it's dangerous as shuts car down sometimes (maybe he's a s*** driver) has anyone any experience of it on the ford?

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The systems provided by different manufacturers differ quite a lot. The Ford system is meant to be one of the best as it leaves to the very last, bum squeaking moment and then goes full on, face into windscreen hard. This is seen as good as you don't come to rely on it to stop for you.

This is quite a good (albeit non-English) video that shows it working. Basically with no pedal or steering input it will brake if it senses a collision:

 

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They demonstrated it at the excel about a year ago with a big foam pad and giving people a go in it. At 25mph it hit the pad still like 30% of the time while I was watching. so I'd say it leaves it pretty last minute, that or it's rubbish lol
 

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Can it be switched off?

Active City Stop is turned on by default at the start of each new journey but can be switched off by the driver. If it switched off, the system defaults on again at the beginning of the next journey. Active City Stop functions only up to 30km/h, so will not assist in accidents at highway speeds. Its lidar can detect vehicles which are at a standstill or which are travelling in the same direction and works at night as well as during the day. However, the sensor is compromised if it is covered by dirt or snow, or in adverse weather conditions such as thick fog or heavy rain. To mitigate this, the sensor is sited in the area which is swept by the windscreen wipers and the windscreen is electrically heated.
 

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It's quite simple really; don't crash! :nice:
Exactly. Regardless of the likely "you've all been in that situation at some time or other" type comments, there are only two reasons to need such systems:

1) Not paying suitable care and attention (i.e. leave sufficient space to react with room to spare and don't be distracted from the task of driving)

2) The unexpected occurs, e.g. that car pulls out in front of us reducing the available thinking and braking space. (Even after we have taken into account the increased risk of other stationary vehicles, street furniture etc. reducing our view of possible risks.)

Active City Stop is much like airbags, it's there for that last ditch moment when we have been proven to be human / fallible.
 
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