It is what it is, BUT would you rather IQD were optional? Sounds like it's a waste, especially for experienced drivers. I promise I'm not a crazy driver lol Wonder how cheaper the base model would be.
You're crazy, adaptive cruise control is awesome and makes highway driving like 25% more pleasant.
I think the IQD package is really awesome. In fact, I would not have bought the car had it not been included. This was one of the big reasons that I did not buy a Bolt last year when I started looking at EVs. A few things are annoying in the IQD package like the always on LKA, but by and large the safety systems are top notch and should really improve the safety and comfort of the car. Travel Assist alone has been a HUGE upgrade in my own life. I drive close to 100 miles on the highway each day. Before, I would engage and disengage cruise control while continuously making minor adjustments to stay centered in my lane and monitoring other cars and potential traffic hazards. Its not that this was hard or required any level of talent or experience, but it is amazing how these little things over a long stretch can contribute to fatigue and actually reduce driver awareness. Now that I have travel assist, the car modulates speed to the flow of traffic and centers the car in the lane on its own remarkably well. This reduces the thousands of micro-decisions required to simply get from point A to point B and actually allows me to pay better attention to my surroundings. I find that it is easier to look further down the road and also monitor cars coming from all sides. Of course, the system shouldn't be blindly trusted so it is important to remain ready to take over at any moment. Since using travel assist for my commutes, I have noticed that my general fatigue levels are lower when I arrive at my destination. Admittedly, this could be from a number of factors including: EVs make less noise/less vibration, the ID.4 has way more comfortable seats than my old car, travel assist, etc.
It's great tech in deed! But pls be careful, I've had several instances where the turn was of higher degree of curves where the lane centering function disengaged to where I had to take full control of the steering wheel.I love it also! The car basically drives itself and I was definitely not expecting that. I was shocked when the steering took over (while my hands are on the wheel) to ensure I am right in between the 2 lanes no matter if it was a bank, turn, or straightaway. I am very impressed at this technology...FYI the newest car I ever drove before this was a 2011 Nissan Frontier and 2008 BMW M3.
Yes for sure you always have to be ready to take control at any instant! I have also realized that if there was road construction and the lanes were all over the place. We don't want to end up dead like those auto drive Tesla drivers. It's just assist...not a robotIt's great tech in deed! But pls be careful, I've had several instances where the turn was of higher degree of curves where the lane centering function disengaged to where I had to take full control of the steering wheel.