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You make a succinct point. Can you elaborate on the difference between Station Keeping and Lane Keeping, what is generally available now as LKAS?



"Station Keeping" is maintaining your position relative to the other cars around around you--and it's what most people do when driving.

Ever notice how a bunch of stupid drivers playing with their phones tend to lock to the same speed and wind up abreast of one another? Ever notice how you feel compelled to start rolling forward at a light even when it is still red simply because the car next to you started moving? When in fog, you are paying attention to lane markers if you can see them, but you are also paying attention to what the tail lights ahead of you are doing.

All of that is "station keeping".

And it's normally extremely important to give it priority--generally even over external signals and markings (a green light is only relevant if the car in front of you moves). It's the kind of thing that prevents you from running into a barrier because everybody else is avoiding the barrier, too.

Of course, it's also what leads to 20 car pile ups, so it's not always good...




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