Thanks. I did see that thread. I was hoping for some more concrete rumors. I am probably going to get a 2020. One would think since the 2020 Outback will have it and it’s a part of lka 2.0 and updated eyesight, Subaru’s flagship should get it. However, we know that’s not always the case.
Obviously there may be much more under the hood than I'm aware of, but I think if the Ascent can do LKA now, Lane Centering seems like it would be at best a minor software upgrade. Eyesight is already tracking the lane markings and can nudge the steering when you start to veer out of the lane. If anything, Lane Centering just seems like Lane Keeping with smaller nudges. My guess is that Eyesight is also already tracking both left and right lane markings simultaneously, too, so the center of the lane probably isn't a terribly CPU-intensive problem.I’ll post on this thread since it is targeted to Lane Centering.
This seems to be a significant upgrade to what is presently Lane Keep Assist that basically reacts to your projected departure from the lane (as opposed to Lane Departure Warning)...
Do we think this requires extra equipment that won’t be found until a mid cycle refresh or is this more of a computer driven thing that EyeSight can pretty much do assuming it has the proper coding?
It's funny, but I seldom use LKA because it makes the steering feel vague, like I'm fighting the car somewhat. I've mostly turned it on for the small handful of longer drives I've done so far out of curiosity, it doesn't make any sense in my usual urban/suburban commuting.I guess I'm in the minority, again. I have zero interest in "lane centering". I rarely use the LKA that my Ascent has, and when I do I consider it more than enough of a nanny for me. I feel like I don't have much of an issue keeping my car in my lane as it is, don't need more help. Combined with what seems like constant areas of highway construction around these parts, where these nanny features need to be disabled anyway, and I'd be loathe to have to pay for the tech. My vote would be (as if I had one), keep it as a gentle, subtle aid, not a near-self-driving "feature".
But you'll need a chiropractor, too. My buddy owns a model S and we took it to Chicago a couple of weeks ago, and the interior is not comfortable at all. Low head room, hard seats. The good news that you'll stop every 150 miles to recharge, so there's plenty of opportunity to get out of the car.You might need a Tesla for that. I've heard they can even dodge rabbits