Warning about "Smart" cruise control
I have used my smart cruise control alot on the highway, and in most circumstances its worked fine. On one instance however, it did create a situation that could be considered dangerous, so I thought I would share so you can keep an eye out for it also.
On a recent road trip I came across 2 tractor trailers engaged in a slow pass. My cruise was set for about 75, and the trucks were travelling about 60 - 65 MPH. I pulled up behind the truck in the left hand lane and the Niro maintained the distance I set (the max). A driver behind me, obviously frustrated with the whole situation passed me on the inside, and swung into my lane ahead of me. Normally this is not a big deal. With the SCC however, it did create a situation I was not prepared for.
When the car pulled in my lane, it replaced the radar image of the truck as the "car in front". Since it was still going faster than me when it entered my lane the software detected it as "moving away" and immediately attempted to accelerate my car back up to the set speed. This basically scared the bejesus out of me for a second as I accelerated towards the car and truck, and then when that car slowed, immediately slowed.
I think the software should be upgraded for this condition so it only begins acceleration after a minimum distance has been achieved.
I am not sure how to share this with Kia, if anyone has any suggestions, that would be great.