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Hi everyone,
I just bought a TAOS. But I think I made the mistake of not taking the IQ DRIVE option. I travel long distances and certain functions such as LANE ASSIST helped me a lot on my old vehicle. For a 2022 vehicle, I think it should already be included in the vehicle, not an additional option.

Can the IQ DRIVE be added after purchase?

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Probably not possible. Even if it was, it would likely be cost prohibitive.
Personally, I find the lane assist to be fairly worthless (partly because I've never had it before, I'm sure). It does a mediocre job of keeping you in the lane (some fairly coarse steering adjustments) and frankly I don't trust it - call me old fashioned but I think I can keep a car in a lane better than it can. 馃榾
The rear cross traffic warning is potentially useful and does seem to work reasonably well.
 

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Believe me you are not missing anything, I am extremely disappointed with the IQ Drive (SE AWD w/IQ)

I had an old Nissan Rogue with Adaptive Cruise Control which basically made it a self driving car (as long as you kept your hand on the wheel or didnt leave it off too long. Outside of it being able to make full 90 degree turns it was an amazing system, I drive @ 600 miles per weekend this time of year and that car literally drove me to Lake George and Back every weekend for many years. It CONSTANTLY steers, stops, adjusts left and right on pretty aggressive swooping turns, and would stop and go in bumper to bumper traffic quite well

VW Totally lies about the features in IQ Drive, example from VW.Com Using a camera and sensors, it keeps you centered in your lane,
This is an absolute lie, it does NOT keep you centered in your lane. If you let go of the wheel you are drifting into the next lane and when you hit the lane marker it will quickly steer you in the other direction. Two problems with that, #1 by the time it does kick in you would have already side swapped the car next to you, #2 when it does kick in the car will roam to the other lane marker and then it will kick in again for a mili second and you will go down the road like a drunk sailer bouncing off the right and left lane markers. IT DOES ZERO STEERING ASSIST TO KEEP YOU CENTERED IN LANE. I will most likely turn it in at least 2 years early and go for another Nissan, I guess I just assumed a 4 or 5 year newer vehicle would AT LEAST have the same technology (if not better), boy was I wrong...
 

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Believe me you are not missing anything, I am extremely disappointed with the IQ Drive (SE AWD w/IQ)

I had an old Nissan Rogue with Adaptive Cruise Control which basically made it a self driving car (as long as you kept your hand on the wheel or didnt leave it off too long. Outside of it being able to make full 90 degree turns it was an amazing system, I drive @ 600 miles per weekend this time of year and that car literally drove me to Lake George and Back every weekend for many years. It CONSTANTLY steers, stops, adjusts left and right on pretty aggressive swooping turns, and would stop and go in bumper to bumper traffic quite well

VW Totally lies about the features in IQ Drive, example from VW.Com Using a camera and sensors, it keeps you centered in your lane,
This is an absolute lie, it does NOT keep you centered in your lane. If you let go of the wheel you are drifting into the next lane and when you hit the lane marker it will quickly steer you in the other direction. Two problems with that, #1 by the time it does kick in you would have already side swapped the car next to you, #2 when it does kick in the car will roam to the other lane marker and then it will kick in again for a mili second and you will go down the road like a drunk sailer bouncing off the right and left lane markers. IT DOES ZERO STEERING ASSIST TO KEEP YOU CENTERED IN LANE. I will most likely turn it in at least 2 years early and go for another Nissan, I guess I just assumed a 4 or 5 year newer vehicle would AT LEAST have the same technology (if not better), boy was I wrong...
That sounds like the chrysler system on the rental I had. I keep lane assist off on my cars. ACC works very well, so I really don鈥檛 see the difficulty in steering myself.
 

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I must eat crow and come back to this thread and take back what I said about the IQ Drive. APPARENTLY unlike my former Nissan where all you did was push one button for A.C.C. and let George do the driving (ya I called the Self Drive George, LOL). In the Nissans case ALL SYSTEMS WORKED AS ONE; When you turned on Adaptive Cruise, it AUTOMATICALLY included Stop-and-Go, Steering Assistance, Lane Keeping, Emergency Braking, Steering Assist, etc...

The IQ Systems has many different and in some case INDEPENDANT systems that don't all work as one (ok lets change that to.... that DONT automatically turn on as one. Today I FINALLY figured it out, and it works quite well (semi self driving). The IQ Drive System has adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, blind-spot warning, rear cross-traffic warning, lane departure warning, and lane-keeping assistance.... The lane-keeping assistance is the system that I THOUGHT was VW's idea of Level Two Automation which simply keeps you from going over the painted lines. Hence roaming from one side of the lane to the next going down the road like a drunken sailor, LOL...

So what I finally figured out is when it looks like this first picture, (A.C.C. on & set) it DOES NOT do any Steering Assist and will simply bounces from one side of the lane to the other.
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What I didnt know is even know I was very aware of the button for Travel Assist, you have to push it each and every time you want to use it even know all the other systems are on and active.
When you re-turned it back on each time you will get a window each time showing the system is now activated. What it DOESNT DO is tell you when its not activated.

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Once on it DOES keep you centered in the lane and constantly self corrects to keep you there, WOO HOO IT WORKS !!!
Apparently when activated it also automatically un-activates the lane-keeping assistance (picture of the Car and Lane in Green, Right Side near Gas Tank Icon 1st Pic)

Quick little vid from today
 

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Interesting. I need to experiment with it to see if that's why I thought it was rubbish.
I will still not trust it though. Driving at high speed and letting the car steer itself using software is still wrong and terrifies me!
 
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