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    Default Automatic COLLISION prep unavailable

    This just showed up in my DIC anybody know what it's about or how to fix it?


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    I'd say clean the windshield if it is a camera equipped car, and clean the front grill by the radar.
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    Thanks I hosed down the car yesterday because it had tons of salt on it so maybe that move something around or blocked something I will check


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    Cleaned the grill area, which was really just wet. That seems to have fixed it....


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    The various sensors can get blocked by snow, extreme rain, dirt, etc. The car will let you know when everything from a parking sensor, to adaptive cruise, to collision avoidance isn't available. First time it happened, I freaked out...then I figured out what was going on and was thankful.

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    If this is an issue with a relatively low tech version of a self driving car, I wonder how the sensors to self driving cars will truly affected by snow and salt on the roads

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mcgsp View Post
    If this is an issue with a relatively low tech version of a self driving car, I wonder how the sensors to self driving cars will truly affected by snow and salt on the roads
    Obviously, Thing* will wipe those sensors, lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mcgsp View Post
    If this is an issue with a relatively low tech version of a self driving car, I wonder how the sensors to self driving cars will truly affected by snow and salt on the roads
    It should be able to drive itself through a car wash.
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    I have taken it through the automatic brushless touchless carwash several times never had an issue with any of the sensors until this time when I used a garden hose and blasted the grill directly to get the salt out. Maybe that was too much for it.


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    Interesting. A quick interwebbythingy search indicates salt water absorbs more RADAR than fresh water.
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