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Does anyone know an answer to this?
I have a 2018 Ford Fusion which has Adaptive Cruise with Stop & Go also lane keeping assist and pre-collision assist. I love the Adaptive Cruise with Stop & Go in bumper to bumper traffic. It just stays right behind the car ahead and you can adjust the gap.
I bought my wife a brand new 2020 Mustang and ordered it with Adaptive Cruise thinking it would work the same. The mustang also has lane keeping and pre-collision also. However in the Mustang if the traffic goes below like 10 or 15 mph the Adaptive Cruise just makes a bell sound and shuts off. I almost crashed the car the first time I tested it out as I thought surely a newer car would work better. I had a 2013 Ford Flex which had ACC and it would do the same thing, turn off at 10-15 mph but that was older and expected. I look at the front of the car windshield and the camera, etc all looks the same as the Fusion. Does anyone know why this is the case and if there's a way to update the firmware in the Mustang to have Stop n Go?
Another question would be I know that some of the new cars in 2019 and 2020 have Lane Centering instead of just lane keeping. Would there be an update for that in the Mustang as well?
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My explorer does the same as your wifes mustang. If the speed drops to below 15 mph, it cuts out and has the warning chime like you mentioned. But my wifes 2020 edge ST has the stop n go feature and it will come to a complete stop on it's own if need be and start back up on its own and go back to the setpoint if the traffic is clear. It also has lane keeping assist, and lane centering.

If a car has adaptive cruise, it also has to have stop n go to work like the fusion does.

I would think the newer years would have the more advanced features. On the edge they had a redesign in 15 and the 15-18 ones did not have any of the new safety features like the 19+ ones do. In 19 they did a refresh and all these modern tech features were added. We had a loaded 17 edge titanium and it had nothing but park assist and blis, whereas the 20 has everything but massage seats.

Maybe the S-650's will get it, it doesn't look like the 550's will get it in their final years.
 
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I bought my wife a brand new 2020 Mustang and ordered it with Adaptive Cruise thinking it would work the same.
What? Stop thinking and RTFM. You could have gotten into an accident and hurt someone.

Does anyone know why this is the case and if there's a way to update the firmware in the Mustang to have Stop n Go?
Most likely because the Mustang does not have the room for the additional hardware needed. And no, there is no update.

Another question would be I know that some of the new cars in 2019 and 2020 have Lane Centering instead of just lane keeping. Would there be an update for that in the Mustang as well?
No, this is not a feature available in the S550. As Mike said, maybe on the S650.
 
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What? Stop thinking and RTFM. You could have gotten into an accident and hurt someone.
I’m sure the day everyone that buys a car sits in the dealership parking lot and reads the manual first.
I wasn’t going to kill someone. I was being a little dramatic and have 30 years driving experience. I noticed it beep and then didn’t slow down the last 10mph and got close to the car in front of me and the pre-collision beeped and I hit the brake. Reminder I was going like 10mph. Not going to kill someone.
 

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I’m sure the day everyone that buys a car sits in the dealership parking lot and reads the manual first.
I wasn’t going to kill someone. I was being a little dramatic and have 30 years driving experience. I noticed it beep and then didn’t slow down the last 10mph and got close to the car in front of me and the pre-collision beeped and I hit the brake. Reminder I was going like 10mph. Not going to kill someone.
Apologizes Brad. Had I known a little bit more about you I would not have said that. But (come on, you knew that was coming) it's best to never presume a car has a feature until you have time to sit down and read the manual. That said, Ford doesn't really make the Stop & Go feature very clear.
 

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Apologizes Brad. Had I known a little bit more about you I would not have said that. But (come on, you knew that was coming) it's best to never presume a car has a feature until you have time to sit down and read the manual. That said, Ford doesn't really make the Stop & Go feature very clear.
I understand that it's good to read manuals and I'm very good at that. However in the excitement of getting a new car you just sort of assume that a feature that's in a vehicle that's 3 years older will be better in a newer model. So for that to not be the case is really disappointing. I ordered the ACC specifically for that since I live in SoCal and there's traffic on my commute and it's nice to just let the car creep along in bumper to bumper traffic. Having it turn off when the traffic gets below a certain speed makes it almost a pointless feature and shouldn't of paid extra for it.
 

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I read here that they suspect the Mustang doesn't go to full stop since rigging all that for a car that also comes with a manual would be more problematic, so they kept it to one that doesn't go to full stop because they had to account for us manual drivers who can't use an auto cruise control that does that.

So we have a system that will work for both styles, but is not the ideal system for an auto.
 
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they had to account for us manual drivers who can't use an auto cruise control that does that.

So we have a system that will work for both styles, but is not the ideal system for an auto.
Oh my gosh that makes total sense. Now I understand why they did that. But come on Ford stop being cheap. lol
 

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I just did a build & price on the Maverick and you can get stop-and-go. Considering you can not get stop-and-go on a $48,000 Ranger, I'm led to believe it has nothing to do with the transmission but the fact it is very difficult, if not impossible, to retrofit into a car not designed for with it.
 

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What? Stop thinking and RTFM. You could have gotten into an accident and hurt someone.


Most likely because the Mustang does not have the room for the additional hardware needed. And no, there is no update.


No, this is not a feature available in the S550. As Mike said, maybe on the S650.
These stop & go and the rest of it, is like training wheels for kids that cannot ride a 2 wheel bike.

"No, this is not a feature available in the S650." is it possible the car is built for grown-ups . ......... LMAO
 

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These stop & go and the rest of it, is like training wheels for kids that cannot ride a 2 wheel bike.

"No, this is not a feature available in the S650." is it possible the car is built for grown-ups . ......... LMAO
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Actually I think some folks just need to not drive, cause they are not capable.
Actually, I find the folks least capable of driving are the ones who get confused by it.
Stop-and-go is not a safety feature, it's a convenience feature.
 

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Stop and Go is one of the great modern conveniences in cars imo. It is amazing, especially for long drives. My fiancé uses it every day on her RAV4 to work and back and its her favorite thing about the car. Using Stop and Go does not mean you pay less attention, it means you do less work to drive. I've checked it out and it is amazing and has worked flawlessly for 12,000 miles now.

Tough guy "manly" drivers negging a modern convenience while using other modern conveniences like power steering, computer controlled everything, traction control, etc, are just trying to puff their e-peen.

Can you imagine laughing at a computer driving for you when you rely on a computer to keep you out of a wall every day already? 😂

I prefer driving and paying attention myself, and I don't have this feature on my GT and am not in a hurry to have it. But I face the facts that people like me who like to work 100% of the time while driving are unusual and we are not special.
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