It is a feature that is in its infancy in 2018/2019 and right now is dependent upon the feed of where the navigation system is getting mapping data from.I never knew that was a feature of the outbacks. Is this limited to specific years?
That's the problem with kids these days--they depend on everyone else to take care of them. Back in the day we just learned to look both ways before entering a roadway. At least there was a chance to weed out the stupid ones before they reached voting age. >You could...like...you know...use your eyes. That’s kind of the point of a school zone, heads up. Slow down. Don’t kill anybody’s kids because you are staring at your dashboard waiting for your car to tell you what to do.
Not sure but I think the 2017 OB has the same feature. I know it does note speed limits, curves etc.It is a feature that is in its infancy in 2018/2019 and right now is dependent upon the feed of where the navigation system is getting mapping data from.
You can see how it could be enhanced through crowdsourced apps like Wase and maybe someday with Sirius traffic. Other potential sources could be an RF transmitter that can be located at the crossing zone (part of an ITS system, some places have it). What would be cool is it the eyesight system was smart enough to read the sign and see the flashing signal and anonymously pushed that data up to the cloud.
What we see today, what it will be next year and most definitely what it will be in five years is changing very rapidly.
As a father of one, in this day and age the last thing we need is another reason for a driver to be distracted from watching the road. In Wisconsin, school zones are clearly marked and it is law that drivers must yield to pedestrians in a crosswalk.DLTouring2017!, as a grandfather of five, I'm glad you want to have that extra precaution around school zones. Good inquiry/post.
So you say!I have my Garmin DriveSmart 50 when I go anywhere in the OB. Great school zone feature.
I don’t trust the in-dash nav.
It still doesn't replace a driver paying attention to the road.I
I installed the Garmin in the storage area below the dash. Attached the GPS to a 5.25” long piece cut from a 2x4 (had an extra round adapter and attached it to the 2x4), put a short piece of pipe insulation under it to tilt it up a bit in the storage area. Works and fits great with great visibility. I just remove it whenever I want.
You and me both are concerned about distracted driving. It's why after 40yrs of motorcycling I recently decided to quit. I do think its a fair debate whether a dashboard warning is of value or a counterproductive distraction and certainly agree its not a substitute for driver attentiveness.As a father of one, in this day and age the last thing we need is another reason for a driver to be distracted from watching the road. In Wisconsin, school zones are clearly marked and it is law that drivers must yield to pedestrians in a crosswalk.
I’m fortunate that my work schedule allows me to walk my son to school (he’s in first grade) a few blocks a way to a school where he will stay until 8th grade. Every morning I see people not only speeding through school zones, but eating/shaving/putting on makeup. The worst are people glued to their phones. Talking, texting, emailing....
It makes me so mad, it’s only a matter of time before a child is hurt or killed. Last year a parent and child were almost hit, unfortunately their dog wasn’t so lucky. It didn’t survive. The driver was on her phone, “working.”