Absence of Lane Departure - 2009 Infiniti FX50 AWD Long-Term Road Test

2009 Infiniti FX50 Long-Term Road Test

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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

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