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I suppose I will find this out for myself soon enough, now that I've bought it and just waiting to collect. But to manage my expectations, what is the lane keeping assist (LKA) like on the ID.3 for motorway driving? I haven't seen a lot in reviews about it, but from what I've seen in reviews of other cars, LKA is usually derided by reviewers as the cars tend to just 'bounce between the lines.' Apparently lane follow assist is the good technology, that keeps the car positioned well in the centre, but I believe that's only available on the highest trim levels of ID.3 (I think it's called Travel Assist on VWs if I remember rightly). So, is this true for the ID.3 as much as for other cars? That LKA just bounces the car between the lines and it's better to just turn it off?
 

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I suppose I will find this out for myself soon enough, now that I've bought it and just waiting to collect. But to manage my expectations, what is the lane keeping assist (LKA) like on the ID.3 for motorway driving? I haven't seen a lot in reviews about it, but from what I've seen in reviews of other cars, LKA is usually derided by reviewers as the cars tend to just 'bounce between the lines.' Apparently lane follow assist is the good technology, that keeps the car positioned well in the centre, but I believe that's only available on the highest trim levels of ID.3 (I think it's called Travel Assist on VWs if I remember rightly). So, is this true for the ID.3 as much as for other cars? That LKA just bounces the car between the lines and it's better to just turn it off?
Safety assist yes, but definitely not a self drive tool.

so will keep you in lane ie avoid drift or on gradual bends take you round bend.

can feel a bit odd on small roads when it nudges you, but the nudges are easy to steer through on times white line needs to be nudged eg potholes
 

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I suppose I will find this out for myself soon enough, now that I've bought it and just waiting to collect. But to manage my expectations, what is the lane keeping assist (LKA) like on the ID.3 for motorway driving? I haven't seen a lot in reviews about it, but from what I've seen in reviews of other cars, LKA is usually derided by reviewers as the cars tend to just 'bounce between the lines.' Apparently lane follow assist is the good technology, that keeps the car positioned well in the centre, but I believe that's only available on the highest trim levels of ID.3 (I think it's called Travel Assist on VWs if I remember rightly). So, is this true for the ID.3 as much as for other cars? That LKA just bounces the car between the lines and it's better to just turn it off?
Yes, it’s more of a bounce between the lines type system really, but might save you from an off if you’re distracted.

I’ve let my car drift whilst driving to see what it does, and although it corrects later than I would, I suppose it does the job of steering you away from the barrier/edge of the road etc.
 

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Thanks for the info! And, ah well, the semi-autonomous cars like Tesla (or the highest spec ID.3s) are a lot more money, so I'll have to keep driving myself instead of letting the computers do it for me for a few more years yet!
 

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Thanks for the info! And, ah well, the semi-autonomous cars like Tesla (or the highest spec ID.3s) are a lot more money, so I'll have to keep driving myself instead of letting the computers do it for me for a few more years yet!
Had not watched much tesla self drive youtube content till had my ID3 and while the tesla fsd option is good it does seem to switch off a fair bit ie UK roads are not great for it, motorways better.

Find with ACC driving is easy enough and actually am more attentive to traffic ie work load of keeping to limit reduced. Queues are very easy now, acc is a bit slow on roundabouts but usually manages them. Would like the acceleration to be less sharp when limit increases.
 

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Had not watched much tesla self drive youtube content till had my ID3 and while the tesla fsd option is good it does seem to switch off a fair bit ie UK roads are not great for it, motorways better.

Find with ACC driving is easy enough and actually am more attentive to traffic ie work load of keeping to limit reduced. Queues are very easy now, acc is a bit slow on roundabouts but usually manages them. Would like the acceleration to be less sharp when limit increases.
I'll me interested to see how the ACC compares to in my current e-Golf, which I also love. Obviously, great for motorways, but I find where it really shines is on single-lane national speed limit roads where you're behind someone else. Just set the ACC, and you're always at the right speed. Don't have to worry about slowing down for corners because, if the car in front slows for them, then you will too. As you say though, you do have to nudge it with the accelerator sometimes to move off from stationary in a reasonable time.
 

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I'll me interested to see how the ACC compares to in my current e-Golf, which I also love. Obviously, great for motorways, but I find where it really shines is on single-lane national speed limit roads where you're behind someone else. Just set the ACC, and you're always at the right speed. Don't have to worry about slowing down for corners because, if the car in front slows for them, then you will too. As you say though, you do have to nudge it with the accelerator sometimes to move off from stationary in a reasonable time.
You’ll like the ID.3 ACC then, in queues it will automatically move the car when the car in front moves too.

The only thing is, it still leaves the brake lights blazing whilst it’s stationary, and I’m conscious how much it annoys me when I’m behind a car in a queue where the brake lights are on, so I tend to hit the park button to kill the brake lights when somebody is behind me.

It’s good though, and acceleration is more gentle in Eco mode when recovering to the set speed or speed limit that the system has read.
 

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Travel Assist will lane follow like your e-Golf does - I believe it might even be the new generation Mobileye stuff with multi-lane visualisation. Below that trim I imagine it’ll just be lane departure avoidance.

I never had issues with the LFA or whatever it was called on my e-Golf rental - little to no disengages as I remember.
 

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LKA seems like a good extra safety feature that can save an accidental lane drift most of the time but it's certainly nothing that I'd want to bet my Life on, you see what I did there! ;)
 

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LKA seems like a good extra safety feature that can save an accidental lane drift most of the time but it's certainly nothing that I'd want to bet my Life on, you see what I did there! ;)
Oh... god... and, I could be risking my whole Family! 😧 Yes, you’re right, I will be careful! 😁
 

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LKA is not autonomous driving it is more of a safety aid in imo. It is not designed to keep you in the centre of the lane but to warn you and nudge you back into the lane if you get to close to the line. As had been said before it gets a bit too close before it does it and would be better if it did it earlier, generally not necessarily just ID3. It expects you to drive in the centre and to warn if you drift. LFA is more autonomous and requires less input from you and will steer on curves on DC or motorway.
 

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I think it's making me a better driver by forcing me to remember to indicate before changing lanes on the motorway even if no-one is behind me. I also love that it slows down for roundabouts even without AAC on, I know so hate that but on my regular trip into town it is a great addition and works more reliably then the e-Golf version.
 
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