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      Cruise Control in Indian Cars

      Quote Originally Posted by kb100 View Post
      All my cars after the M800 had one - all of them were low slung sedans. Have done all my travel incl trips, holidays etc in them. I have NEVER found the use for a dead peda. Like some pointed out - using them gave me a feet-ache! Somehow felt unnatural. What I have missed is a cruise control more than a dead pedal! Having your feet constantly on the accelerator is a much bigger pain!

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      Same here. Having my foot on the accelerator all the time is a pain.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Ripper View Post
      Having my foot on the accelerator all the time is a pain.
      Last week I drove for 12 hours and at the end of the drive, my right foot was paining as I had to maintain calculated thrust on accelerator pedal for all the time.

      Cruise control will be helpful in long drives where one can get respite for few seconds/minutes even in Indian highway traffic conditions. But I guess this feature can be made to work in automatic transmission only, manual ones may never have it practically.
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      Quote Originally Posted by yksharma View Post
      automatic transmission only, manual ones may never have it practically.
      Nope. Its there in Manual also. One of the scorpio manual model has the Cruise control .

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      Quote Originally Posted by mclaren1885 View Post
      ODO resets when you remove battery plug
      Sorry the ECU gets resets I guess.

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      Quote Originally Posted by yksharma View Post
      But I guess this feature can be made to work in automatic transmission only, manual ones may never have it practically.
      Most of the luxury sedans have it these days. Infact, Verna, Cruze, Elantra all come with Cruise Control as well in Manuals.

      Using them in India though is impossible. Cruise Control makes sense in countries where people maintain average speeds. And don't slow down frequently. Then you set a steady speed say 70kmph and keep your foot off the throttle. But if you have to keep braking and changing gears because some animal came in your way or some biker decided to cut across the highway or some guy decided to switch lanes only because he could, Cruise Control becomes pointless.
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      Quote Originally Posted by mclaren1885 View Post
      Describe what you mean by "not handled properly".
      Sir, I mean dropping it or something like that
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      I did try and use the cruise control in our highways (Chennai to tiruchi) . I set the speed at 100Kmphr and i had to brake every 2 min on an average. But then i was driving a scorpio which scares the shit out of me. But with more good roads been laid now a days i am sure we will be able to use the CC to its full extent pretty soon.( ~ 10 years )

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      Quote Originally Posted by shishirbn View Post
      ODO resetting itself(similar to battery plug removed)

      Quote Originally Posted by mclaren1885 View Post
      ODO resets when you remove battery plug
      Shishirda, just curious to know if your truck's ODO got reset when you removed that plastic cover ?
      Last edited by Babbanji Franklin; 3rd Apr 2013 at 16:36.

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      Quote Originally Posted by mclaren1885 View Post
      Using them in India though is impossible. Cruise Control makes sense in countries where people maintain average speeds. And don't slow down frequently. Then you set a steady speed say 70kmph and keep your foot off the throttle.
      True; cruise control is where you can cruise, which is next to impossible in India. And with highway speed limits ranging between each police station, I am sure you will end up cruising to the police mans daily catch.

      On the other end of the spectrum, here I have cruised in 138kmph (speed limit of 120kmph + 20kmph grace) all the way from Dubai to a town near the Saudi border, which is like a distance of 350kms, slowing only once for an exit I had to take, at 100kmph. Distant dream, if you ask me, in India.

      Quote Originally Posted by WildWeasel View Post
      But with more good roads been laid now a days i am sure we will be able to use the CC to its full extent pretty soon
      Yup; provided the law and common sense catches up as well.
      Last edited by Wheels; 3rd Apr 2013 at 16:42.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Wheels View Post
      Yup; provided the law and common sense catches up as well.
      Yes. The major reason why i had to brake when in CC (Cruise Control) was the two wheelers and lorrys. Cars on highways are never a problem. Since the lorrys and buses (Most of them) maintain very low cruising speeds, it becomes difficult.
      Last edited by WildWeasel; 3rd Apr 2013 at 17:54.

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