Skoda Octavia – what is this ?

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  • Skoda Octavia – what is this ?
  • cranberry
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    As cliched as it is, I’m looking at an Octavia.

    In this picture, what is the oblong thing under the front numberplate ?

    Its the radar sensor.

    renton
    Member

    As above its the radar for the adaptive cruise control. I wish I had got this on mine to be honest!

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    blanked off towing point?

    Flue for the woodburner?

    eruptron
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    stumpy01
    Member

    As above, it’s the sensor for the adaptive cruise control and any other gubbins that goes along with that (like collision avoidance stuff.

    cranberry
    Member

    Radar sensor for cruise control would make sense.

    Thanks

    Premier Icon jekkyl
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    there’s sensor nehind the rear view mirror as well. I’ve always wondered which does which. My high beams go down by themslvs when approaching an area with street lights and occasionally the wipers do themselves and also the headlights when on ‘auto’ light up themelves. I love my car.

    renton
    Member

    Jekkyl the sensor by the rear view mirror is for “High beam assist”, “traffic sign recognition” and wipers

    FunkyDunc
    Member

    Might be used for cruise, but I thought it was actually the sensor that stops you driving in to the back of other cars? ie pulling out at a roundabout it would stop you hitting the car infront if they havent moved.

    Test it by driving at a brick wall 😆

    sofaboy73
    Member

    its the collision avoidance sensor. also does your front parking sensors. I only know this as mine started to play up and ‘miss read’ obstacles leading to lots of unnecessary beeping and the old auto application of brakes!

    Flaperon
    Member

    The radar sensor can help with collision avoidance (as do the ultrasonic parking sensors) but they’re a mitigation tool. True low-speed collision avoidance requires a laser (usually hidden in the rearview mirror mount).

    You can add cameras etc which do road sign recognition / pedestrian detection etc.

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