What Is Adaptive Cruise Control?

What Is Adaptive Cruise Control?
Apr 17
1 min read

Adaptive cruise control (ACC) is a driver assistance system that is designed to maintain a safe and comfortable distance between vehicles while cruising on the highway or open road.

Traditional cruise control systems allow drivers to set a desired speed, and then the car maintains that speed until the driver intervenes. However, ACC goes further by using sensors and cameras to detect other vehicles on the road, adjust the speed of the car, and maintain a safe following distance behind the vehicle in front of it.

ACC uses radar or lidar sensors to detect the distance and speed of the vehicle in front of it, and adjusts the speed accordingly. Some ACC systems can also detect other objects such as pedestrians or bicyclists.

When the car in front of the ACC-equipped vehicle slows down or comes to a stop, the ACC system will automatically slow down or stop the vehicle as well. When the car in front of the ACC-equipped vehicle speeds up, the ACC system will accelerate the vehicle to match the speed of the car in front.

ACC can be a valuable safety feature, as it can reduce the risk of accidents caused by driver error, fatigue, or distraction. It can also provide a more comfortable and relaxing driving experience by reducing the need for constant speed adjustments.


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