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      05-15-2020, 12:38 AM   #1
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Red Car Icon in HUD?

What does it mean if a big red car icon shows in the HUD? I've seen this twice on my Z4 and am thinking maybe it's some kind of radar glitch?

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      05-15-2020, 12:49 AM   #2
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Lol it means you are accelerating to a car in front of you at a rate that your car thinks will have you crash into the car in front.



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      05-15-2020, 04:22 AM   #3
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Yes, I have had the red car warning flash up on the HUD a couple of times. The radar sees a possible collision and gives you a warning that you need to heed or the car starts braking for you. 😃
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      05-15-2020, 10:14 AM   #4
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It happened to me a few times but I didn't Experience the car braking for me. I guess brakes will be applied when you are close to having an accident and rear ending another vehicle.
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You can decrease the sensitivity, ever since I went to medium setting I havent seen the red car. Its under 'front collision mitigation' in one of the car settings menus.
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      05-15-2020, 08:40 PM   #6
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Yes, I have had the red car warning flash up on the HUD a couple of times. The radar sees a possible collision and gives you a warning that you need to heed or the car starts braking for you. 😃
Except the few times I have seen it pop up, there was no car in front of me...

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      05-16-2020, 06:43 AM   #7
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I noticed a couple times the radar saw parked cars that I was passing on a bend. I guess the radar must have thought I was heading for the parked cars. That’s my theory anyway.
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I noticed a couple times the radar saw parked cars that I was passing on a bend. I guess the radar must have thought I was heading for the parked cars. That's my theory anyway.
Correct. Happens occasionally. Best to set on medium or less to avoid it being triggered too often.
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So that was you! LOL
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      05-17-2020, 08:56 PM   #10
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got red car icon with beeps for 2 times
yea seemed really dangerous
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