Active Cruise Control, also known as Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), is an advanced safety feature available in vehicles that automatically adjusts the speed of the car to maintain a safe distance from the vehicles in front of it. The system uses on-board sensors such as radar, laser, or camera to detect other vehicles and adjust speed accordingly.
When the driver sets their desired speed, the car will maintain that speed until it detects a slower-moving vehicle in front of it, the active portion of the system kicks in and the car will slow down to maintain the designated safe distance. Once the road is clear, the car will resume its preset speed. This feature is particularly useful for long drives and in heavy traffic conditions, improving road safety and reducing driver stress.
Advantages of Adaptive Cruise Control
In addition to improving road safety, ACC technology can enhance traffic flow and help prevent accidents caused by blind spots or tightly packed vehicles. By taking over the responsibility of maintaining the speed and distancing, drivers can afford to pay more attention to their surroundings.
What is the difference between regular cruise control and active cruise control?
Regular cruise control keeps the vehicle moving at a set speed while active cruise control adjusts the speed according to the traffic conditions and maintains a safe distance from other vehicles in front of it.
How does the active cruise control system detect other vehicles?
Active cruise control systems use on-board sensors such as radar, laser, or camera to detect other vehicles on the road and adjust the speed accordingly.
Active Cruise Control, or Adaptive Cruise Control, is an advanced safety feature available in vehicles that can automatically adjust the speed of the car to maintain a safe distance from other vehicles on the road. By doing so, this technology can improve road safety, traffic flow, and reduce driver stress, making for a more comfortable and efficient driving experience.