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My neighbor across the street has a house guest who drives a 2006/7 Deville. This morning, I noticed it has 4 round buttons across the front bumper. They look just like the back-up alarm buttons I've been seeing on rear bumpers since 2000. I'm just wondering what they're for.

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Texas Jim has them too!

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I would imagine that besides the parking help, they work with the adaptive cruise control or is that different?

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Not positive, but I would not think they have anything to do with adaptive cruise. On my car the rear ultrasonic sensors don't sense anything beyond 4 or 5 feet.

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Not positive, but I would not think they have anything to do with adaptive cruise. On my car the rear ultrasonic sensors don't sense anything beyond 4 or 5 feet.

Yes I guess not, imagine running up on someone doing 55 at 75, getting 5 feet away, and the cruise control hitting the BRAKES to slow down to 55?!? :lol::lol::lol: Time to change the shorts :blink::lol:

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Those distances would work out OK on a NASCAR track :P

Parking assist systems like that operate on the sonar (SOund Navigation And Ranging) principle.

Adaptive cruise is a sure-enough radar (pulsed RF energy) system in the range of 77 GHz.

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I envy folk with that option.

Us Eldorado owners, when parking, have to use a bit of SWAG (Scientific Wild *smurf* Guess) to look through the front windshield and determine where the car begins. Looking over my right shoulder through the rear windshield provides absolutely no clue where the car ends.

Then there's the rear sail blind spot . . . . but I can live with all that because the overall styling really hits my buttons.

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I use the bump method when I feel the bump, I stop... now if the stereo is too loud...I listen for glass :lol:

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I use the bump method

AKA the Braille method.

:lol:

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Back in my college years I watched from a short distance as a woman was parking her car in front of mine. She repeatedly backed into my front bumper. THWACK! THUMP! BUMP!

I politely, but oh so very FIRMLY, asked her to stop doing that. She replied with something like, "they're called bumpers aren't they?" Braille method indeed.

I was parked curbside with that very same car one day, engine running, when a woman walking her miserable excuse for a canine allowed it to urinate on my left front wheel. That car had a very loud horn . . . . I don't think that dog was ever "right" again. :P

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My neighbor across the street has a house guest who dirves a 2006/7 Deville. This morning, I noticed it has 4 round buttons across the front bumper. They look just like the back-up alarm buttons I've been seeing on rear bumpers since 2000. I'm just wondering what they're for.

As several others ahve said, they do the same thing, except for the front.

There are 6 small lights on top of the dash. As you get close to something, the first 2 amber ones come on. Get a little closer and the next 2 amber ones come on. Get a little closer and then the 2 RED ones come on. Get EVEN CLOSER and it starts beeping at you, trying to tell you .... "HEY FOOL... You are about to HIT something." :):)

Back ones work the same way, except the lights are up over the rear window and you can see them in your rearview mirror.

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That graphic display panel in the center of the dash to the left of the AP-22 box and above the clock is where the front parking assist lights on Jim's DTS are.

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