There seems to be many oddities with this car...gremlins lurk all throughout it
25 year IT guy should know that Google is your friendI know I can turn it off but being very analytical and working in the I.T. world for 35 years, I want to know the reason for the warning, how it is programmed to work. Just turning it off does not give me the answer.
Also info from 2015 MKC owners manualDriver Alert System
The Driver Alert System is designed to help alert drowsy drivers by monitoring the vehicle’s movement compared to lane markings that are tracked by a camera mounted on the windshield. If the system detects a driving pattern consistent with a drowsy driver, a first-level chime will sound and a coffee cup warning will appear on the dashboard instrument cluster to recommend the driver take a break.
If the driver does not respond to this alert and the system continues to sense the driver is fatigued, another warning and chime will be issued. Drivers can monitor their condition on the dashboard at any time, even without receiving warnings. If they approach the yellow warning range, they should rest as soon as possible.
All information is reset as soon as the driver stops and either opens the door or turns off the engine. More than 40 percent of Americans say they have fallen asleep or nodded off while driving, according to a survey conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.
Based on the above information the warning is sounded as you are drifting from your lane repeatedly. Perhaps a flaw in the technology or perhaps distraction due to technology?The system automatically monitors your driving behavior using various inputs including the front camera sensor.If the system detects that your driving alertness is reduced below a certain threshold, the system will alert you using a chime and a message in the information display.
Perhaps all the markings in the mall parking lot were thought to be lane markings and if you drove across multiple markings (cross a parking lot) it interpreted this as crossing over lane markings repeatedly? Just a hunch.I don't think steering input has anything to do with it. I had only driven a couple of minutes when I got the warning the other day and I was not steering anywhere out of the normal i.e. not any evasive maneuvers, not changing lanes....just driving through the mall parking lot and then onto the highway.