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      05-27-2016, 11:10 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by 823BMW View Post
I'm disappointed in the optional collision mitigation system performance:

"In the track tests at 12 mph, impact speed was reduced by an average of 10 mph. In the 25 mph test, impact speed was reduced by 7 mph."

This kind of performance is behind the times. The Toyota safety sense P system on the 2016 RAV4 and the Honda sensing system on the 2016 CRV can completely avoid both a 12 mph and 25 mph collision in IIHS testing. BMW has an optional system (when also combined with the optional adaptive cruise control) on the X5 and the 5 series that can perform as well. Why did they not carry lessons from the X5 and 5 to the X1? Toyota and Honda have figured out how to do it. People may contend that this is not a priority on an 'ultimate driving machine', but without it, you cannot achieve a IIHS TSP+ rating. Also the EuroNCAP crash testing looks for these systems in their ratings -- it's not just the US. These systems are the next safety step and BMW can do better.
Totally agree with you on this. BMW has stripped down lot of bmw level features from infotainment to safety in X1. One example is no blind spot monitoring, HK is not the one you get in other bmw. They are planning you make huge money from it which they will untill Q3 and GLA next gen are ready. Then from peer pressure they might include some features to match them and keep sales going.
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