I try to avoid message board debates, because I'm such a lousy typist. But in response to Cruiter, I did say to leave traction and stability control on. They have made a huge difference in my comfort level in driving in snow. But using lane keep assist and adaptive cruise control in inclement weather, especially in snow, in my opinion, is over reliance in the safety systems( although not quite to the extent of taking a nap while driving your Tesla). The adaptive cruise control will do everything it can to stop you, but it won't anticipate that you are too close to the car in front of you to have the time to compensate for the increased stopping distances from slippery surfaces. Or if you run up on an icy over pass at 70mph, it might be unable to correct. These safety features rely on your tires ability to regain traction. If the momentum of the vehicle turns it sideways , you might be in the ditch before the system recovers your traction and steering control. Having my foot on the gas peddle is the best way for me to know what's too fast for the conditions. The electronics can only react to what they see. It's up to the driver to anticipate the possibles beyond the scope of them. I'm not going to rely on Honda Sense to make sure I''m far enough from the car in front of me on a snow cover road, or to realize there could be black ice on the other side of that turn where the trees block the sun from melting the snow. I am in awe of how fast computers can process vast amounts of data. I live in the northeast where it can snow 6 months out of the year. You can be going too fast for the electronics to save you. I will never use any kind of cruise control, radar or not, in anything more than damp roads.
Last edited by makessense; 12-09-2018 at 08:13 PM.