Why you need Adaptive Cruise Control

Why you need Adaptive Cruise Control

Cars are forever evolving with their tech-savvy ways, from driverless technology to automatic hands-free parking, cars really are taking a futuristic approach.

The rapid development in technology associated with future concept cars is a very controversial development. Many people are excited and full of anticipation to bag them a relaxing, self-driven car while many argue that the true fun and enjoyment is being stripped away from driving. Finding the perfect balance of taking control with new technology is easy with adaptive cruise control technology. This is amazingly well suited to all types of driving, whether you want to take control and feel the power of the car, or on a long drive if you want to kick back and rest your legs.

What is adaptive cruise control?

Adaptive cruise control is really the early stages of autonomous driving; it is a significant step up from your ordinary 1-speed cruise control giving an easier and more comfortable drive. Like your ordinary cruise control, it maintains a set speed particularly for ease of long journeys. However, with its smart technology, it adjusts its speed to match the speed of the traffic ahead of you.

How does it work?

By emitting a narrow radio frequency beam forward from the mounted emitter in the lower grille of the front bumper, it seeks the vehicle ahead so it can match the speed of the car keeping you at a safe distance. Its ‘stop and go’ sensors can impressively detect objects up to 250 meters away from the car and the control dynamic can be regulated and adjusted by the driver, meaning that the system can bring the car to a halt and automatically drive off again in a traffic light scenario.