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      01-08-2013, 03:08 PM   #727
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It's definitely camera-driven, but I think it may use some GPS data. For certain, you must have Driver Assistance Plus package to take advantage of this feature.
In the US maybe. You can get it without pretty much any other option over here.
And I don't think it uses GPS at all as it can't tell the speed of any street you are on if it haven't read it yet with the camera (like coming out of a garage etc).
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      01-09-2013, 01:09 AM   #728
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been trying to search to see if all trims come with the foot sensor for the trunk release and have had no luck. I ordered a sport line and want to know if it has that feature. thanks in advance for answering this for me

Can't wait to get this car! going to be a long 3.5 months! :'(
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      01-09-2013, 01:26 AM   #729
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been trying to search to see if all trims come with the foot sensor for the trunk release and have had no luck. I ordered a sport line and want to know if it has that feature. thanks in advance for answering this for me

Can't wait to get this car! going to be a long 3.5 months! :'(
I think it only comes with the 'comfort access' package.
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      01-09-2013, 01:52 AM   #730
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I just noticed this yesterday and this is a feature that my other Japanese cars did not have. If you have passengers in the car and you all get out of the car and you lock the car (either using the key or the comfort access door handle lock) and if some door is still open (as in one of the passengers is still getting out of the car), my earlier cars use to warn me with a high pitch tone that the car cannot be locked. But this car "remembers" the lock command and "eventually" locks the car when all the door get shut. Don't know whether this is the better behavior of the two behaviors, but I found it very convenient.
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      01-09-2013, 02:03 AM   #731
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I just noticed this yesterday and this is a feature that my other Japanese cars did not have. If you have passengers in the car and you all get out of the car and you lock the car (either using the key or the comfort access door handle lock) and if some door is still open (as in one of the passengers is still getting out of the car), my earlier cars use to warn me with a high pitch tone that the car cannot be locked. But this car "remembers" the lock command and "eventually" locks the car when all the door get shut. Don't know whether this is the better behavior of the two behaviors, but I found it very convenient.
I like this behavior. One of my pet peeves in cars is having a chime going at me with nothing to explain why. BMW and Audi both do a good job these days of displaying a textual message accompanying any chime, but there's no easy way to do that when you're outside the car.
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      01-09-2013, 02:07 AM   #732
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I just wish there was a way to turn of the auto dimming mirrors at times. Could not find any button to do it. Am I missing something?

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      01-09-2013, 04:20 AM   #733
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I just wish there was a way to turn of the auto dimming mirrors at times. Could not find any button to do it. Am I missing something?
Inside or out? Rear view mirror has a sensor that looks like a dot on the top of it. Its annoying. I never used (or flipped on a conventional one) to the dim or night mode. Sometimes i just cover it with my finger for a second. Im thinking of getting and small sticker and covering it but that would just look weird.
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      01-09-2013, 04:22 AM   #734
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Nav Route Information through Voice Comamd.
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Ive been looking in the menus for this and it didnt make sense that it didnt have it. Tried it with voice and there it was. This is the best one so far.
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      01-09-2013, 02:43 PM   #735
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Ive been looking in the menus for this and it didnt make sense that it didnt have it. Tried it with voice and there it was. This is the best one so far.
I started using it all the time now that I know about it. The best part is if you have HUD you see the arrow for your next turn with the miles,get the route information and map on your monitor.
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      01-09-2013, 07:59 PM   #736
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I started using it all the time now that I know about it. The best part is if you have HUD you see the arrow for your next turn with the miles,get the route information and map on your monitor.
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Without the HUD, this info appears in the extended gauge area above the odometer.
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      01-10-2013, 03:10 AM   #737
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I very much like the small wheel on the left hand side (to the right of the light switches) that allows you to control the brightness of the illumination. Note that this also controls the brightness of the iDrive-display. This comes quite handy when driving in the dark.
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      01-10-2013, 04:34 AM   #738
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I started using it all the time now that I know about it. The best part is if you have HUD you see the arrow for your next turn with the miles,get the route information and map on your monitor.
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Without the HUD, this info appears in the extended gauge area above the odometer.
With HUD you can still get it in the instrument cluster if hud is turned off. But i like looking at the road. I like how it shows what the intersection looks like as well.
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      01-12-2013, 05:37 PM   #739
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I think you are right. And now that you mention it I think it does that in the front too. When I get out at night I always thought the angle of the passenger side lighting must be making it look dimmer.
Yep - just checked this out. Never noticed it before, but the lights definitely brighten onto the seat closest to the door which has been opened.

Also...bump this thread - it's great!
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      01-15-2013, 09:15 AM   #740
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Such a great thread but very difficult to go through everything. I've had my car for near 6 weeks and found this last night and couldn't believe it. I was actually excited when I found this cubby.

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      01-15-2013, 09:18 AM   #741
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this is what i use:

1 - sport display
2- spa (satellite station)
3- bpm (satellite station)
4- electro (forget the name, satellite station)
5 - nothing yet
6 - check engine oil level
7 - nav to home
8 - nav to work
I can't program the sport display into any of the buttons..
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      01-15-2013, 09:27 AM   #742
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I can't program the sport display into any of the buttons..
Are you attempting to bind the key on the actual wording selection of "Sport Displays" or doing it while the Sport Displays are already showing?

You need to do it at the selection of the Sport Display not when it is open.

Hope this helps!
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      01-15-2013, 09:50 AM   #743
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Such a great thread but very difficult to go through everything. I've had my car for near 6 weeks and found this last night and couldn't believe it. I was actually excited when I found this cubby.

Unless you have lane-departure warning, collision warning and blind-spot information. Then, this cubby is replaced with switches and indicators for those three systems.
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      01-15-2013, 09:53 AM   #744
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Unless you have lane-departure warning, collision warning and blind-spot information. Then, this cubby is replaced with switches and indicators for those three systems.
I almost wish I could get a panel with fake buttons and replace it to give it more of a stealthed look. Could be a great concealed storage location.
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      01-15-2013, 10:20 AM   #745
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Unless you have lane-departure warning, collision warning and blind-spot information. Then, this cubby is replaced with switches and indicators for those three systems.
I almost wish I could get a panel with fake buttons and replace it to give it more of a stealthed look. Could be a great concealed storage location.
Enough storage for half a kilo lol. Freeway rick style.
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      01-15-2013, 10:20 AM   #746
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Oh ok.. thanks for the pointer!!!
No wonder i couldn't bind it.
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      01-15-2013, 10:29 AM   #747
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Post #740 - I notice you don't have front or rear fogs (I don't know if they're classed as a cool feature )

Do US models not have fogs? I must say I'm not quite sure what the front ones give you, but the rear do help being seen better in bad weather.

Relatively new to the forum so not sure of all the market variances (Dynamic braking and boot locking from glove box aside)
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