Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) increases your driving comfort, combining the ease of a regular cruise control with enhanced safety, especially when driving on highways and motorways in limited or moderate traffic jams.
What is cruise control and what does adaptive cruise control do?
Thanks to a radar sensor located on the front grille behind the trident and a camera behind the internal rear-view mirror, cars with adaptive cruise control constantly monitor the presence of a car in front. When the radar system detects a vehicle ahead, ACC system automatically kicks in and adjusts to its speed and distance. You will maintain the desired speed that you previously set without needing to constantly restore the Cruise Control every time the speed changes.
The Stop & Go function
Will adaptive cruise control stop the vehicle?
The adaptive cruise control with stop and go is extremely helpful and particularly convenient in “stop and start” traffic conditions. The Stop & Go function will apply the brakes and bring you to a complete stop if the vehicle ahead stops in front of you, and then resume driving the car unprompted if the stop is less than two/three seconds.
A few precautions
Offset driving: the ACC system may not detect a vehicle in the same lane that is offset from your direct line of travel. The offset vehicle may move in and out of the line of travel, which can cause your vehicle to brake or accelerate unexpectedly. Make sure you’re always constantly focused on the road and traffic conditions.
Turns and bends: When you’re driving on a corner, the Adaptive Cruise Control system may engage the braking system to decrease your vehicle speed and acceleration for stability reasons even if it doesn’t detect any target vehicle ahead. Once you’re out of the corner, the system will resume your desired speed automatically. This type of deceleration is a normal functionality of cars with adaptive cruise control stop and go.
Driving on hills: When you’re driving on steep hills, be aware that the Adaptive Cruise Control system may not always detect a vehicle in your lane when that vehicle reaches the crest and goes downhill on the other side. Depending on the speed, traffic conditions, and the steepness of the hills, ACC performance may be limited.
Keep in mind how to set cruise control correctly and when to use adaptive cruise control
- If the sensor detects no vehicle ahead, the ACC system will maintain the set steady speed.
- You must always leave the Adaptive Cruise Control system off when you’re not using it.
- You must always observe speed limits and maintain a safe distance from the vehicle in front.
- You must always be aware of surrounding traffic and road conditions, especially in bad weather.
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