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I now have 3100 miles on my Q50. Still waiting for the software updates so I can use all the features I thought I paid for? I have the steer by wire option and I'm not sure if it's working properly or at all? At first, I thought it was just very subtle adjustments, but I keep it set on "Quick" and I may be fooling myself. If I take my hand off the steering wheel at 70 mph on a straight Interstate with bright painted lines, why does my car always drift out of the lane within 500 feet? I welcome any input from other owners with the SBW. Many thanks.:confused:
 

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The steer by wire, or DAS, system settings will only take affect if you have the drive mode selector set to personal. Do you have it set to personal or standard? Every time you start the car it will put it in standard mode, then you have to move the switch up twice to get to your personal mode.

As for the drifting when you let go of the steering wheel, do you have the technology package? Without the tech package you wont have the Lane Departure System with Active Lane control. If you do have the tech package, you can go through the intouch settings to see if its enabled.
 
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The steer by wire, or DAS, system settings will only take affect if you have the drive mode selector set to personal.
That's not true. DAS works in all modes.


As for the drifting when you let go of the steering wheel, do you have the technology package? Without the tech package you wont have the Lane Departure System with Active Lane control. If you do have the tech package, you can go through the intouch settings to see if its enabled.
That's true. Plus you have to turn on the active features with the button on the steering wheel (right side, has rings around a car icon).
 
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That's not true. DAS works in all modes.
I meant to say that the personal preferences will only work in Personal mode. My mistake, I was referring to the OP stating they changed their setting to Quick.
 

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DAS works only on models equipped with that trim level. The clutch is active (dis-engaging the steering wheel to the steering rack) once the engine is running. Being a fully electric system if it were to not functioning properly it would you make sure you knew.

It can be adjusted for firmness and responsiveness, through the personalization menu, as mentioned above.

The moving within the lane sounds like the Active Lane Control is doing its job. I have been fortunate to try this under perfect conditions and was amazed at what it has the ability to do when it can see the lines. It will steer itself through small curves without ever providing any feedback through the wheel.

Since I know (and can watch) exactly what the system is doing it makes sense to me but I can easily see how this might not be something most drivers want/care for/use/like etc.

Being a gadget geek and fan of autonomy I would use it most of the time, but if in less than ideal conditions where it cannot see the lines on the road it just cannot work correctly.
 
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DAS works only on models equipped with that trim level. The clutch is active (dis-engaging the steering wheel to the steering rack) once the engine is running. Being a fully electric system if it were to not functioning properly it would you make sure you knew.

It can be adjusted for firmness and responsiveness, through the personalization menu, as mentioned above.

The moving within the lane sounds like the Active Lane Control is doing its job. I have been fortunate to try this under perfect conditions and was amazed at what it has the ability to do when it can see the lines. It will steer itself through small curves without ever providing any feedback through the wheel.

Since I know (and can watch) exactly what the system is doing it makes sense to me but I can easily see how this might not be something most drivers want/care for/use/like etc.

Being a gadget geek and fan of autonomy I would use it most of the time, but if in less than ideal conditions where it cannot see the lines on the road it just cannot work correctly.
Hey Steve, judging by your picture, I would assume you could fix anything that is wrong, just by waving your hand.:D
 

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You guys sure that the Steering mode resets every time? I was under the impression from both current owners and the dealer that it is tied to your keyfob and that the other mode (can't remember the name) that allows you to switch to snow, eco, etc switch by the cup holders always reverts back to normal.
 

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If there was 1 sci-fi character I could be...I would be a Q.

I look forward to my next car being the all seeing all knowing trouble maker :D
(I keep threatening my wife with retrofitting her car...she's far less than thrilled about the idea)
 

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I now have 3100 miles on my Q50. Still waiting for the software updates so I can use all the features I thought I paid for? I have the steer by wire option and I'm not sure if it's working properly or at all? At first, I thought it was just very subtle adjustments, but I keep it set on "Quick" and I may be fooling myself. If I take my hand off the steering wheel at 70 mph on a straight Interstate with bright painted lines, why does my car always drift out of the lane within 500 feet? I welcome any input from other owners with the SBW. Many thanks.:confused:
Make sure your camera is absolutely clear with no obstructions around it; inside or out. That cam is very sensitive & I found that out after noticing my ALC nvr worked & having the service tech point out the (not so) obvious; it was my toll tag. This is my only guess.


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