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03-16-2019 02:06 AM
marthawilliam Its almost certainly CANBUS. I'd appreciate pictures. PM sent. Cheers.
05-03-2015 06:27 AM
tinku Yes its glide by wire, affirmative the lever can be easily removed; yes it has an OBT port in the battleground.
I can find out if its CANBUS....
If you give me your email address I will send you pictures.


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07-17-2012 03:44 PM
SirScion
Re: Developing a cruise control... can you answer a few questions for me?

Welcome to the forum Marlan. Seeing as you own a Forester, you should sign up on this forum too!
www.subaruforester.org
07-16-2012 08:04 PM
Marlan
Re: Developing a cruise control... can you answer a few questions for me?

You can add me to the list of people that would like cruise. I've had my IQ for about a month. Figured I would just use it for zipping around town and we would drive our new Forester when we found the need to cruise an interstate. As it is, we almost always take the IQ, Interstate or not. Two things missing from the IQ as far as I'm concerned. Cruise and a center armrest. I'd be a happy buyer for both.

07-15-2012 02:10 AM
NiallMac
Re: Developing a cruise control... can you answer a few questions for me?

The single biggest reservation I had about buying an IQ was lack of cruise control as an option. I would definitely be interested. Do not get too discouraged about lack of response .. there are not that many users here and not that many owners yet.
06-20-2012 10:35 AM
howelryan14
Re: Developing a cruise control... can you answer a few questions for me?

Hey everyone! good forum!
03-23-2012 01:03 PM
SmartieParts
Re: Developing a cruise control... can you answer a few questions for me?

That's what I'm talking about! Stuff like that, we can't do. So many sites (FB included) prohibit "Spamming" and for good reason! I have to carefully plant the seed and hope it grows naturally.

Cheers.
03-23-2012 08:22 AM
denisehan1
Re: Developing a cruise control... can you answer a few questions for me?

I just posted a link from Scion IQ Owners in Facebook to this blog. Here is what I posted - should bring some interest to your company.

For those IQ owners who are interested in an after-market cruise control, a company called "Smarieparts" is looking for IQ owners who want them to develop cruise control for IQ like they did for the Smart Cars. Follow the link and give them your feedback. With enough interest they will develop one.


I added the link which will bring them here. Hope this helps!

Denise
03-22-2012 07:37 PM
SmartieParts
Re: Developing a cruise control... can you answer a few questions for me?

You're preaching to the choir man

It was the same story with the smart. Its made by Mercedes (for those in the know, yes I understand the differences so no need to correct me - just keeping it simple) and let me know if you can find any benz without a cruise! The reality is that outside of North America, cruise control isn't a very popular or widely used device. In North America, it is expected. As stubborn as they are, the makers of these micro cars believe that nobody would be caught dead on a highway with all the huge trucks, etc and so cruise just isn't necessary. I've got half a million dollars in sales on that one item that says they're wrong!

Had they included it from the factory on every unit, their cost would be roughly $35 higher. That would probably make your IQ cost about $200 more than it does now. As aftermarket, because we a) hit a much smaller percentage (Probably < 10% compared to 100% if they put it in all of them standard and b) have to retrofit... it ends up costing a lot more and the end user pays closer to $500. Although, I do believe we can probably get it to IQ owners for less since the electronics design is virtually done. I doubt there's much we'd have to change electrically to work with the IQ. That's not to say there's not a ton to do! The car's ECU would have to be decoded, the wiring figured out, and (most expensively) a custom switch manufactured. But the core electronics, at least, is there.

But the word really needs to be spread. We had very serious interest in our cruise for the smart over a year before the first car landed in the US. The smart forums were WAY more active. But I should mention, that this is the only forum I found where I was permitted to post. So I have to depend on you guys to spread the word to other clubs/forums/etc.

- Steven

ps. In case you're curious, here's our smart cruise control and here's the installation instructions.
03-22-2012 07:27 PM
oldschool
Re: Developing a cruise control... can you answer a few questions for me?

Yea, There slowly but surely making it across the US.
I have the first one in Phoenix AZ and I picked it up on January 21 2012.
Its a lonely world being the only species in the land.... Everybody points and asks "Is that the new smart car."...? And when you come back out to the car all the fore head prints on the side windows from people looking in the car...
Its interesting that it does not come with cruise control as every "expert" says one of the two most important things you can do to get the best mileage out of any car is to make sure the tire are inflated to its correct pressure and "use the cruise control"...
If Scion is after the SMART car for everything including its suppose to get better mileage then why wouldn't it have cruise control in it already? The other Scions models have it from the factory....
I spoke with the dealership I bought it from and said I would pay upwards of $500 for cruise control, a center consul and a self locking car jack alarm like in the other Scions....
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