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Here in CA, the left lane is intended as the fast lane. I get into the left lane and pace my car at the common speed of traffic plus 5. If the flow is about 70, then I set it to 75. The car slows and paces on the car in front of me. If they drop out, the car accelerates calmly to 75 and catches the next car and then paces back to the flow (70?) The DRCC is awesome for me. I think it was mentioned about downshifting and expect that it is only with the v6 with gear shifting. The Hybrid has CVT and doesn't "shift", but increases the rpm until speed is reached.
The left lane should not be considered the "fast" lane. It should be considered the passing lane. Once you pass a car you move over to the right. THis may require more lane changes but it it drives me crazy when people camp in the left lane for no reason.
 

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not sure what vvdc is until you remind me. DRCC for me is perfect. Barely ever used the gas or brake pedal from San Diego to Sacramento on one tank of gas. Not including stops for breaks and food. The pacing of cars behind trouble or potential trouble makes it easy to drive. The Indy car specialists that show up on the interstate have only rarely interfaced with DRCC/ as stated before if you jump in front of me and are same or accelerating, the car doesn't care. Only twiddle dee or dum that jumps in front and slows down, gets my reaction.
Also I don't trust the full on system to ignore the world around me. I am focused and aware of the cars around and see the idiots coming. my Spidey sense usually gets me going.
 

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Here in CA, the left lane is intended as the fast lane. I get into the left lane and pace my car at the common speed of traffic plus 5. If the flow is about 70, then I set it to 75. The car slows and paces on the car in front of me. If they drop out, the car accelerates calmly to 75 and catches the next car and then paces back to the flow (70?) The DRCC is awesome for me. I think it was mentioned about downshifting and expect that it is only with the v6 with gear shifting. The Hybrid has CVT and doesn't "shift", but increases the rpm until speed is reached.
In Massachusetts, the left lane is the passing lane. The middle lane is the travel lane and the right lane is the slow lane. If you are in the left you are passing and then should merge into the middle lane after you have passed the car you wanted to pass.
 

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That's probably the law here but good luck with that here. We have dumasps in the left lane doing 60 and scooters doing 85 weaving through rush hour. It's mayhem
 

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not sure what vvdc is until you remind me. DRCC for me is perfect. Barely ever used the gas or brake pedal from San Diego to Sacramento on one tank of gas. Not including stops for breaks and food. The pacing of cars behind trouble or potential trouble makes it easy to drive. The Indy car specialists that show up on the interstate have only rarely interfaced with DRCC/ as stated before if you jump in front of me and are same or accelerating, the car doesn't care. Only twiddle dee or dum that jumps in front and slows down, gets my reaction.
Also I don't trust the full on system to ignore the world around me. I am focused and aware of the cars around and see the idiots coming. my Spidey sense usually gets me going.
Vehicle To Vehicle Distance Control V.V.D.C
 

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My 14 resumes slowly and I usually assist it. My 19 resumes pretty quick. I like quick. I usually run 9 over but sometimes the DRCC slows for the car ahead and I don't notice it for a while until I realize I'm going too slow.
 

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The left lane should not be considered the "fast" lane. It should be considered the passing lane.
I often see drivers enter the interstate and immediately cross over all lanes to get into the far left lane. On an otherwise empty interstate. I do wonder what is going on in their mind.

To another post that said they find the speed up too slow, I have had that too. Sometimes too fast, sometimes too slow. I don't know what inputs the algorithm is using and how it calculates throttle input. It would be nice to be able to configure it a bit, more than just setting the distance.
 

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Vehicle To Vehicle Distance Control V.V.D.C
I just referred to adjustable following distance. I find it as a good option on DRCC and use base distance and one closer. I expect that the closest follow is too close for me. only because in SOCAL, there are people that find a way to slip into the small slot. THAT's close!
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Has anyone ever had to clean the sensor in the grill for the Radar cruise. My 2014 owners manual around pg. 203 Says something about a cover? And shows a picture. I don`t see anything to clean if it ever needs it. Without taking off the top radiator splash cover to hunt for it.
 

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I believed the radar sensor is located in the Toyota emblem on the front grill.
 

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Yes that is what the picture shows behind the emblem. But after that it mentions the cover and the (sensor). I don`t see a access cover in the grill, unless they mean the emblem cover just has to be clean. It`s not very descriptive if the sensor behind the emblem also has to be cleaned? Hopefully it will never need cleaning but would be nice to know how to if needed? The good news is if it is dirty the info system is supposed to tell us so.
 
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