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Hood detonation
Did you know that your Q30 has achieved euro ncap 5 star safety level.
Every car is fitted with pyrotechnic detonators linked to a sensor tube behind the front bumper.
The idea being if you hit a pedestrians legs the hood (bonnet) hinges will explode shear pins alowing it to move upwards and slightly back moving the pedestrian away from hard engine components.
The sensor detects air pressure in a plastic tube rather like a straw, if the tube is squashed it will deploy the detonators, unfortunately it's that unsophisticated.
So in years to come if the front bumpers to be removed extreme caution should be applied...and disconnect the battery first.
 

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I think its cool that the Q30 is safe even for pedestrians (safer than other cars). I don't plan on running people over, but its just good that it isn't simply accepted that if you hit someone they are dead. Mitigating the harm to those unlucky people is a great thing that doesn't get much attention.
 

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Optional active noise cancellation works like noise cancelling headphones by transmitting noise at a certain frequency to drown out background sounds. Never knew how it really worked until now.
I believe the noise cancelling hardware is fitted as standard to the merc diesel version as it's a noisy old Hector of a engine
 

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I believe the noise cancelling hardware is fitted as standard to the merc diesel version as it's a noisy old Hector of a engine
That I would believe since in those MB's you expect a level of refinement and luxury and part of that comes down to how the cabin feels. If not, MB owners would go crazy with the expectations they walk in with.
 

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I believe the noise cancelling hardware is fitted as standard to the merc diesel version as it's a noisy old Hector of a engine
That I would believe since in those MB's you expect a level of refinement and luxury and part of that comes down to how the cabin feels. If not, MB owners would go crazy with the expectations they walk in with.
The car is extremely well insulated in places where other manufacturers just don't bother, put it this way if it was a duvet it would be a 16.5 tog
 

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I think that some more advanced systems detect your eye movement which is a really good indicator since someone really drowsy will have eyes that move in a way that suggests they are, as just about all of you have experienced.
 

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Maybe there's an option to turn of audio notification and have the steering wheel vibrate like it does for you when the car wanders. Or the Infiniti may be able to tell the difference between a car that's about to hit you and a tailgater.
 

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Maybe there's an option to turn of audio notification and have the steering wheel vibrate like it does for you when the car wanders. Or the Infiniti may be able to tell the difference between a car that's about to hit you and a tailgater.
I don't believe the car tracks your eyes,from what I understand the system uses a camera and it's called lane departure
 

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An audible alert is given when a stationary or moving object is detected behind you or close by. I assume that'll be annoying as **** when people are tailgating you during rush hour.
The car has sensors built into the front and rear bumpers the parking are std type sensors you can see on any car....the blind spot detection you can't see but it's also built into the bumper and yes it bleeps like a **** constantly when it detects any movement...so you have the choice trust the cameras...that on test are super accurate it also uses a traffic light colour to prioritise the danger or get out and look because one thing for sure the Q30 has the worst rear viability of anything I've ever driven the price you pay for the styling
 
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