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This happened last Friday on my wife’s morning commute. (She is banged up but Ok) Came over a rise in the road and found herself staring straight into the sun as did the guy in front, who slammed on his brakes. Adaptive cruise had been locked onto the car in front, but I guess it lost it in the sun? My wife hit the brakes too late but the Accent never even tried. Seems like this type of collision, on a straight road, at less than 30 mph, is exactly the kind that the system should prevent. 2019 Touring
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This happened last Friday on my wife’s morning commute. (She is banged up but Ok) Came over a rise in the road and found herself staring straight into the sun as did the guy in front, who slammed on his brakes. Adaptive cruise had been locked onto the car in front, but I guess it lost it in the sun? My wife hit the brakes too late but the Accent never even tried. Seems like this type of collision, on a straight road, at less than 30 mph, is exactly the kind that the system should prevent. 2019 Touring View attachment 14143
ouch, glad to learn she is okay. My guess is this is one of the limitations of a camera tracking system. When genX eyesight is fully implemented LIDAR will compliment the cameras and should address that challenge that your wife experienced.
 

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'Glad she's ok.

I agree with the previous posters relative to the nature of the incident...if "we" can't see, neither can the cameras. That doesn't happen often, but situations like you describe unfortunately are in that realm. I agree that the future version of Eyesight that combines optical with LIDAR will be a step up in that respect.
 

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I'm glad the car did its job with regards to protecting its occupants. And yes -- if your wife lost contact with the lead vehicle visually, then EyeSight almost certainly did also. We also have the benefit of the sun visors and such to assist us, whereas the cameras do not. I find the EyeSight cameras to be pretty adaptive to changing light conditions, but a situation where it goes from no sun glare to full sun glare like that (cresting a hill) is almost certainly a case where the hardware (camera lenses, aperture, etc.) simply can't adjust quickly enough to keep the object detection software fully engaged on that lead vehicle.
 

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Glad everyone is okay. I believe the owners manual actually says Eyesight may not work in direct sunlight. Kind of like as you said your wife's eyes didn't either. Perhaps Eyesight shades? 😄
 

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Never rely on it. Drive as if it doesn't exist. When driving with the sun low on the horizon, be aware and keep track of where it is and anticipate when it might interfere with your vision, never mind the Ascent's Eyesight. This is how we drove for all those years before such systems became available.
 

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I'm just glad to hear she is okay! I think everyone else nailed the response, if your wife couldn't see the car, then the eyesight feature was likely unable to see the car as well. Cars can be replaced, family can not.
 
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