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I don't know how many of you use the Low Speed Follow (LSF) feature of your Accord, but I just discovered how nice it is.

Although I use the Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) regularly on highways, I hadn't taken advantage of the LSF feature until recently. I finally got up the nerve to use it in local traffic, and fell in love with it.

Not only does it adjust the speed and distance behind a vehicle in front of you, but it also comes to a complete stop when that vehicle stops. It also moves out once the vehicle in front moves out. In other words, you don't have to apply the brake nor accelerator pedal, just steer the car. The only time it doesn't automatically move out is if you are using the Brake Hold feature or the Hill Start Assist is activated when on an incline. Of course, LSF only works when another vehicle is in front of you. Other than that, just sit back, put your feet in a comfortable position, and let the car manage the speed, stopping and starting for you.

All this technology is starting to make me a lazy driver, but in a nice way (ACC, LSF, Brake Hold, Hill Start Assist, CMBS, RDM, LKAS, LDW, BSI, TSR, etc.) I can't wait until we're able to sit in the back seat and just let the car do its thing!

 

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Mine will not start following once traffic starts going again if its been stopped for more than around 5 seconds. A few times I've had to intervene are when its cruising along without anyone in front of you but you come up on cars stopped at a light it may not see them far enough in advance to slow down comfortably. Also if it is following someone around a sharp curve like an on ramp it may think they are no longer in front of you and speed up. Other than that I love the feature too.
 

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I'll have to see if mine has that. There are so many things to discover and learn with these cars.
 

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Mine will not start following once traffic starts going again if its been stopped for more than around 5 seconds. A few times I've had to intervene are when its cruising along without anyone in front of you but you come up on cars stopped at a light it may not see them far enough in advance to slow down comfortably. Also if it is following someone around a sharp curve like an on ramp it may think they are no longer in front of you and speed up. Other than that I love the feature too.


If I am not mistaken the way for you to get the car to go again after a complete stop is to just press the button located on the right hand side of the steering wheel. I think its the button that increases the speed when in auto pilot mode.
 

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I don't know how many of you use the Low Speed Follow (LSF) feature of your Accord, but I just discovered how nice it is.

Although I use the Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) regularly on highways, I hadn't taken advantage of the LSF feature until recently. I finally got up the nerve to use it in local traffic, and fell in love with it?

Not only does it adjust the speed and distance behind a vehicle in front of you, but it also comes to a complete stop when that vehicle stops. It also moves out once the vehicle in front moves out. In other words, you don't have to apply the brake nor accelerator pedal, just steer the car. The only time it doesn't automatically move out is if you are using the Brake Hold feature or the Hill Start Assist is activated when on an incline. Of course, LSF only works when another vehicle is in front of you. Other than that, just sit back, put your feet in a comfortable position, and let the car manage the speed, stopping and starting for you.

All this technology is starting to make me a lazy driver, but in a nice way (ACC, LSF, Brake Hold, Hill Start Assist, CMBS, RDM, LKAS, LDW, BSI, TSR, etc.) I can't wait until we're able to sit in the back seat and just let the car do its thing!

Mine stopped working on my 2018 EXL 2.0. I have 30K miles and this function is not active anymore. Mention that to the dealer in NJ during oil change but thy said my car doesn’t have it! Can you believe it? I was using it for long time and now they are telling me I didn’t have it? Will take it to another dealer in few days and I hope they will fix it. Will keep you posted. Anyone had this issue?
 

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That's a pretty high level model for them to claim it doesn't have it. Hopefully you'll find a dealer that knows what's going on and can take care of it for you. Let us know what happens.
 

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Mine stopped working on my 2018 EXL 2.0. I have 30K miles and this function is not active anymore. Mention that to the dealer in NJ during oil change but thy said my car doesn’t have it! Can you believe it? I was using it for long time and now they are telling me I didn’t have it? Will take it to another dealer in few days and I hope they will fix it. Will keep you posted. Anyone had this issue?
The dealer is obviously wrong. All 10th Gen Accords have ACC w/Low Speed Follow. So, your 2.0T EX-L definitely has it.

Questions:

  1. Have you checked for a blown Cruise Control fuse?
  2. Is the system on? The MAIN button turns the system ON and OFF.
  3. Are you hitting the SET/- button to activate the feature? If the system is ON, then you must use this button to set the desired speed.
  4. Is your cruise control in adaptive mode or standard mode? You should see ACC on the dash. If not, then you're operating in standard CC. Standard CC does not perform Low Speed Follow nor perform automatic speed adjustments. You may have accidentally switched modes. Check the User's Manual for instructions of switching between CC and ACC modes.
 

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I think you hold the main button for a few seconds to switch between CC and ACC.
Yes you are right! After watching a video from this forum I noticed that I can switch from ACC to CC. I must have switch it to CC but the dealer should tell me how easy it is to switch it back. Today I switched it back and now all is good. Thank you all for your help ?
 

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^I'm no fan of LSF. If the fellow in front 'jerks' to start and stop, then you're in for an uncomfortable (and fuel wasting) time in a mild traffic jam.

Even beginning to wish I got the MT instead...

It's neat technology. But it's not mature technology.
 

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I'm using comma.ai open pilot right now and never have to hit the gas or brake or steering in traffic. Works pretty good and here is the link if anyone wants to check it out.

comma.ai
 

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Good to know. I just purchased a 2020 EX-L and have yet to try out ACC or LSF. It seems both are designed for highway driving, how do you set and use LSF around town in stop-and-go traffic traveling under 45 MPH?
 

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LSF operates at 25 mph or above. It's in operation when using the ACC at highway speeds also.
 

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Thanks, so not good for in-town use?
Yes. It is good for in-town use.

I may have misled you about the 25 mph. If you are moving below 25 mph when you enable it, it will set the max speed at 25. If you are moving above 25 mph, it will set the max speed to whatever speed you are traveling.

Regardless, once set, it will follow the speed of the car in front, even if that car is only doing 2, 5 ,10 or less mph. It will alter your speed as the car in front speeds up or slows down. Your max speed setting limits how fast you will go, and it will come to a complete stop if the car in front stops.
 

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Mine will not start following once traffic starts going again if its been stopped for more than around 5 seconds. A few times I've had to intervene are when its cruising along without anyone in front of you but you come up on cars stopped at a light it may not see them far enough in advance to slow down comfortably. Also if it is following someone around a sharp curve like an on ramp it may think they are no longer in front of you and speed up. Other than that I love the feature too.
You can start moving again with Res button or pressing gas barely.
 
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