adaptive cruise control


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adaptive cruise control

A vehicle cruise control system that automatically slows down the car if it is moving too close to the vehicle in front of it. A radar or laser unit located behind the grille determines the speed and distance of the vehicle in front. When the distance is computed to be safe again, the system accelerates the car back to its last speed setting. Also called "active cruise control" and "intelligent cruise control." See collision avoidance system and automotive systems.
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Honda's new | |Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control system will debut on Executive versions of the new CR-V
Designed especially for European roads, Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control was co-developed by Honda's Research & Development teams in Europe and Japan.
I-ACC will make its debut this year on the new European CR-V(1), building upon the traditional Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) system.
Adaptive cruise control uses radar to measure the distance to the vehicle ahead and keeps the vehicle at a constant distance from it.
The optional adaptive cruise control also offers a sensor which automatically controls the speed of the car.
This sleek hard-top convertible caters to the James Bond in all of us, with a long list of high-tech features that includes a push-button ignition starter, heated and cooled seats, a noise compensation system that adjusts stereo volume in response to outside sounds, a "Head-Up Display" that projects vehicle information unobtrusively on the windshield, adaptive cruise control that adjusts to keep a standard distance from the car in front of you, and magnetic ride control sensors that assess road conditions 1,000 times per second.
Commercial applications include automotive adaptive cruise control and collision avoidance systems, as well as high-speed wireless data links.
Standard on the XJR are 16-way power adjustable seats, one-touch power windows, rear parking sensors and adaptive cruise control (radar-based cruise that detects the speed and distance of the vehicle ahead and adjusts speed to maintain a safe distance).
Increased competitiveness is driving manufacturers to tempt car buyers with the latest features such as satellite navigation, multimedia systems and adaptive cruise control.
Within the next 5 to 10 years, adaptive cruise control, collision warning, and vision enhancement systems are expected to become standard features on new cars, all in the name of safety.
Owners of high-end SUVs most want extreme extras such as adaptive cruise control and proximity sensors, the survey said.

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