OBDeleven Travel Assist

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monkeyhanger
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girarcat wrote: Sat Jan 28, 2023 12:31 pm
monkeyhanger wrote: Sat Jan 28, 2023 12:20 pm
girarcat wrote: Sat Jan 28, 2023 11:48 am At least in Spain, since a few weeks ago the Born can be ordered with Pilot L, including Travel Assist. Maybe it will now be possible to order the proper Eboost steering wheel with capacitive sensors via the official dealer, and have it fitted there without warranty issues?
Can the e-Boost variant be ordered in Spain with Pilot L, including Travel assist though?

Not all E-Boost steering wheels are capacitative - our 2 e-Boosts at home don't have a capacitative steering wheel.

I have activated Travel Assist via OBD11, it is useless without the capacitative wheel, but does light up an extra button on the steering wheel!).
Yes, you can order now the Exclusive Pack Plus which includes Pilot L with Travel Assist, also with the 77kwh Eboost version, so I guess at least in the near future we should be able to order the steering wheel with the specs for this car.
I'm happy with the extra light on the steering wheel via OBD11. Not a fan of most assistance systems apart from ACC - Lane Assist itself seemingly tries to make you crash by ignoring any obstacles between line markings.
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Just activated Travel Assiste using OBD11. I didn't have time to try it out properly, but on a very short stretch of dual lane road in town (and with a 50 km/h speed limit), I tried it and it seemed to be working just fine. My car doesn't seem to have the capacitive steering wheel, but when the steering wheel icon showed up all it needed was a tiny wiggle to satisfy it. Should be fine to use on motorways, I will let you know as soon as I've had a chance to try it properly.
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So, I've been able to use Travel Assist without a capacitive steering wheel for a few motorway trips. As long as you periodically give the wheel a very slight "wiggle" from side to side it doesn't complain. The wiggle can be small enough that it doesn't actually have any noticeable steering input, literally just a few millimetres in each direction, but it's still an annoying thing to have to be constantly doing. I'm not convinced that it would make long motorway trips any more comfortable. It will be useful for occasionally having to use both hands for something, like swapping my normal glasses for sunglasses.

If it were possible to fit a capacitive wheel at the dealer, and the cost isn't prohibitive, I would probably do it, but it seems unlikely that a dealer would do that.
2023 Born 58kWh, Glacial White, 19" Typhoon Copper, Skyline, Blue Dinamica electric seats, Cargo, Privacy, Pilot M+, Tech M
2003 Audi A3 8L 1.9TDi PD 130 with 360,000kms.
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