2009 Infiniti FX50 AWD: Absence of Lane Departure
October 14, 2009
Our long-term 2009 Infiniti FX50 was delivered with Sport Package ($3000) that includes:
- Continuous Damping Control with Auto and Sport modes
- Rear Active Steer
- Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFS, swiveling headlamps)
- Sport style front seats
- Driver's seat with power bolster adjustment (4-way) with thigh support (D&P)
- Dark-tinted headlights, side air vents and lower door trim
- 21-inch W-rated summers tires and wheels
Unfortunately, we didn't get the Tech Package ($2900), which includes the Lane Departure warning and prevention system.
I tried Infiniti's lane departure system recently on a drive to San Francisco in a M45.
The system worked well, was not intrusive, and fed back just a bit of steering torque to correct the vehicle back into the lane.
However, it is not completely autonomous driving: if you intentionally attempt to leave your lane or you accidently input an extreme vector out of the lane, the system won't save you.
Albert Austria, Senior Engineer, Edmunds, Inc