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Old 01-06-2019, 10:07 AM
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I'm planning on buying an '18 A5. I have fallen in love with my wife's Tesla Auto pilot for freeway driving, so I want it on my next car. I know Active lane assist is not the same, but I think it will do what I want. Is it available on the Premium Plus model, or only the Prestige? Unfortunately I'm not having good luck finding knowledgeable, honest sales people.
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Originally Posted by bengy1 View Post
I'm planning on buying an '18 A5. I have fallen in love with my wife's Tesla Auto pilot for freeway driving, so I want it on my next car. I know Active lane assist is not the same, but I think it will do what I want. Is it available on the Premium Plus model, or only the Prestige? Unfortunately I'm not having good luck finding knowledgeable, honest sales people.
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It was an option only for the Prestige trim in 2018. Off-topic, but I test drove a 2019 with this option and found it to mostly be a nuisance, as it tried to fight me when I moved over several lanes before making a turn.
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It was an option only for the Prestige trim in 2018. Off-topic, but I test drove a 2019 with this option and found it to mostly be a nuisance, as it tried to fight me when I moved over several lanes before making a turn.
If you use your turn signal / indicator then it will not fight you but instead will temporarily disable and allow easy lane changes. You can also change the settings on steering wheel vibrate.
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If you use your turn signal / indicator then it will not fight you but instead will temporarily disable and allow easy lane changes. You can also change the settings on steering wheel vibrate.
That's what I assumed, but no one in Dallas uses blinkers so I could induce confusion if I overuse them.
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That's what I assumed, but no one in Dallas uses blinkers so I could induce confusion if I overuse them.
ha! Blinkers are just an invitation for the other person to speed up and not let you in. I do use my blinker, but only right before switching over, to give you a warning that Iím coming over. Of course, I always check to ensure I can make it and I know how to use my rear view mirror to see if Iím changing into a lane where someone is barreling down and would need to hit the brakes (so frustrating when ppl do this to me).
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You should be ashamed of yourself. You didn't give me the answer I wanted, but thanx anyway.
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Originally Posted by bengy1 View Post
I'm planning on buying an '18 A5. I have fallen in love with my wife's Tesla Auto pilot for freeway driving, so I want it on my next car. I know Active lane assist is not the same, but I think it will do what I want. Is it available on the Premium Plus model, or only the Prestige? Unfortunately I'm not having good luck finding knowledgeable, honest sales people.
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Lane Assist is only available on the Prestige package and then you have to add on DAP - driver assistance package. I believe DAP is included with Prestige in MY19.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/content...-review-268606
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Originally Posted by arrtewwx View Post

Lane Assist is only available on the Prestige package and then you have to add on DAP - driver assistance package. I believe DAP is included with Prestige in MY19.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/content...-review-268606
That's correct, it was an option with Prestige for 2018 and is included as part of Prestige for 2019.
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I had it on a loaner and thought it was really annoying.


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I had it on a loaner and thought it was really annoying.


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It is defaulted off when you start the car, so you can leave it off. I find it useful to turn on if I think I might be distracted for a moment, but for the most part I leave it off.
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