brid wrote: ↑
Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:14 am
Clubchamp98 wrote: ↑
Wed Aug 12, 2020 2:33 pm
Mine does exactly that.
Stops on its own, when car in front pulls away mine starts up and follows.
If yours dosnt there is something wrong.
Having said that you need a lot of faith in the system ,and any touch on the brake pedal disengages the ACC.
In normal driving ( not ACC ) does your engine start up on its own in start/ stop mode When the car in front pulls away .?
It should with no input from the driver.
If the "auto engine stop start" is disabled or the engine remains running at the time of self stopping does the car still move off unassisted?
Normally I run with auto stop start disabled when in town centre but when I keep stop/start active I have not really taken much notice, perhaps it does but always thought that this was due to either a slight turn of the wheel or the removal of the foot from the brake pedal. (DSG)
Never associated this with the car in front moving off. Must pay more attention.
Interesting reading all the different experiences with ACC and Start/Stop.
In my view, both these systems work best with a DSG and I suppose that is what they are really designed for and it is perhaps to VW credit that they have been made to work to a limited degree with a manual gearbox. This really hightlights the lack of detail and explanation in the Owner's Manual, as the differences and limitations with a manual box are not discribed.
My car is a DSG and I very seldom ever have to turn anything on or off - I drive with Auto Hold and Stop/Start permanently ON. I occasionally cancel Auto-Hold when I pull out from a T-Junction on a hill, as it avoids front wheel spin that can happen when reving hard to release Auto Hold while turning a 90-degree corner.
When I use ACC, I never need to touch anything unless I want more/personal control, such as pressing Cancel and cruising in 'Reduce speed now' zones rather than pressing the brake pedal. The car is quite happy running on ACC at reducing speeds to a complete halt behind another car. NOTE: the stationary car must have been in range of the ACC before it came to a standstill, and you cannot automatically slow and stop behind a car which has been sitting stationary before you arrived.
As Twist mentioned, the ACC will auto resume operates for a short while after stopping. Resuming without the auto feature can best be achieved on a DSG by either light pressure on the throttle or by slight turning of the steering wheel. This is also a way of restarting the engine when Stop/Start has activated, but restart is also automatic if a stationary car in front moves off.
If you apply the foot brake at any point and for even the briefest of time, then ACC will be cancelled, but the previously set speed will still be stored and can be re-activated by pressing Res(ume) on the steering wheel.