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ADAS Guide

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)

What is adaptive cruise control?

A system implemented in order to allow the vehicle to automatically maintain an optimum distance between itself and the vehicle in front. You set the speed you want to maintain manually and your vehicle will stick to this unless there is an obstacle in front.

A graphic demonstrating an Adaptive Cruise Control system

What does adaptive cruise control do?

Adaptive cruise control is for when you’re driving at a steady pace and the vehicle does the driving for you. This safety feature prevents car collisions at high speeds and prevents speeding on busy lanes.

How does adaptive cruise control work?

ACC can be either be a radar or laser-based system, which is then integrated with the engine to slow the vehicle down and maintain a slower speed. When the path is clear, the vehicle will be allowed to accelerate again.

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