- There is a more advance cruise control system called adaptive cruise control, which adjust the speed of yours car in order to reach the destination in less time and keep fix destination and maintain it with ahead vehicle.
- To use adaptive cruise control (ACC), you start the same as you would with standard cruise control. The driver turns ACC on, accelerates to the desired speed, and then presses the “Set” button. It’s then possible to tweak the “+” and “-” buttons to raise or lower the speed, typically by in 1 or 5 mph increments.
- Adaptive Cruise Control not only maintains your set speed, but your following distance as well; provides some limited braking.
- Automatically speeds up and slows down your car to keep a set following distance relative to the car ahead. Provides some braking.
How does adaptive cruise control works?
Adaptive cruise control is similar in design to more traditional systems, but there are a few additional components in play. Instead of relying on driver input, adaptive cruise control systems make use of laser or radar sensors. These sensors are capable of detecting the presence and speed of other vehicles, and that information is used to maintain a safe following distance. If adaptive cruise control detects an obstruction in the roadway, or the lead vehicle slows down, the system is capable of cutting the throttle, downshifting, and even activating the brakes. Uses of Adaptive Cruise Control – ACC
ACC (Adaptive Cruise Control) makes your ride more comfortable by automatically accelerating and decelerating your car according to the flow of traffic and your selected driving style. Simply select your desired driving speed and distance from the car ahead (complying with statutory minimum distances) and activate the system via a control lever. In practice, ACC operates like an intelligent cruise control system which automatically maintains your desired distance, depending on your desired speed, using an advanced front radar system. If there is no car ahead of you, ACC operates like a conventional cruise control system. This system is very helpful in reducing the risk of accident by maintaining a proper safe distance from the ahead vehicle. And this is possible because of radar sensors, which detects the change in traffic moving ahead and so adjust the speed according to that.