I shopped for a new 2016 Acura RDX/AWD with Advance package recently for my MIL and bought it for her. Today, I had the opportunity to drive it for 100 miles or so. The nanny electronics were interesting.. and frustrating.
First, lane keeper. Actually does a pretty good job but will prompt you for driver input about every 15 seconds. While it does a good job, I can feel it at work, albeit subtly.
Second, ACC (adaptive cruise control): that does a good job too, but has some rather major irritations as well. It does a great job maintaining the distance you set from the vehicle in front (I like 2 bars). But there are times it does such a good job I'm not aware that the speed has dropped 5 to 10 mph while it keeps the distance. So where I would normally have recognized my overtake in speed and would have changed lanes to pass, I never catch up and if I'm not watching the speedometer, I'll sit back in contentment while poking along.
The really aggravating thing that I found with it is that when traffic merges from an on-ramp and moves in front of me, the car hits the brakes just as I'm about to move over which totally kills my momentum and shuts down my maneuver to smoothly move over while maintaining speed. I could see this causing a problem in heavy traffic.
What it sees as high closure rates prompt it to hit the brakes... smoothly, but firmly. And while I understand why it does it, it kills my normal move over into the left lane with speed which my brain is able to compute and execute without rapid speed adjustments. I don't see an easy way around this.
Now I obviously don't have much experience with it with only 100 miles under my belt. But it was enough to allow me to see issues that have no apparent resolution. And I think they are safety issues too.
On the plus side, lane keeper is really helpful if you get momentarily distracted/drowsy and begin to drift left or right. OTOH, if you drift slightly but still within the lane, you start getting soft but somewhat annoying alert tones.
I wish the issue were more black and white. While I see good benefits, I also see strong drawbacks to the nanny system as it currently exists.