A morning delight?... Or a morning fright?...
My morning drive to a sudden and disturbing turn...
At about 5am this morning, I awoke from deep sleep and prepared myself for yet another miserable journey to the shops, and COVID shopping is not a pleasant experience. Let alone driving there in the dark just to stay away from people.
Now, whilst my current daily is my RS4, and that is a brilliant car to drive, and has enough room for my shopping, but as I left my not so local local Waitrose, a surprising and shocking experience happened. I was accelerating, perfectly legally round some turns around the winding and rather terrifying road back to my house, now I could easily drive this road in my i3 or M5 but my RS4 decided it would like to be particularly pedantic and thought that I had been driving erratically. This was unusual since I hadn't even got up to the 60mph speed limit.
After driving the car up to the legal speed limit, I then realised a limiter had come on, stopping me from being able to overtake a rather slow Land Rover Discovery sat in front of me. This dramatic and wonderous experience shocked me, as the young fellow driving the Discovery sat there in his polluting diesel box whilst me in my performance car physically couldn't overtake him. I then pulled over at a garage and turned off the car, reset it and yet the limiter remained. What also came to my surprise is that the car had nothing hampering the acceleration, just the worlds most irritating security system.
What came to my surprise is, that whilst fitting the technology pack which contained the delimited top speed, I had also added traffic sign recognition, with auto limiting acceleration. Meaning that when a speed limit sign is seen, the car automatically reduces the maximum speed to that. Now, don't get me wrong, it's a very safe and helpful feature, but, isn't it just a little bit annoying, especially when I bought an RS4 for some high speed thrills!
Now, this system can be cancelled, after much research and many tiresome phone calls to Audi's "supposedly" helpful helpline, which if you were wondering, it isn't particularly helpful. But now with this problem solved, hopefully I can finally get some of the fun out of the family rocket I'm stuck with for the next 10 months.