How to use Acura Adaptive Cruise Control?
Acura Adaptive Cruise Control
When reading about highlighted features of a new or used vehicle, you may come across the cruise control feature, and you may wonder why cruise control has been listed as a highlighted feature. While it's true, the option for cruise control has been around for many years, Acura's Adaptive Cruise Control has revolutionized this feature to align with today's modern technology. For those of our customers in and near the Mississauga, Toronto, Oakville, and Brampton areas that are not acquainted with the Acura Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) system, think of it as your guardian angel. The ACC monitors your surroundings, keeping a virtual lookout for potentially hazardous conditions on the road in front of you.
What Is Acura Adaptive Cruise Control?
ACC is a driver-assist feature that comes standard on most new or pre-owned Acura's. It maintains a set cruising speed while retaining a safe distance from the vehicle in front of you, even at speeds less than 40 km/h. The system regulates throttle and will moderately apply the brakes when needed to keep your car at the desired following distance and speed.
How Does ACC Work?
ACC uses a radar unit at the front of the car below the headlight and a windshield-mounted camera. These cameras calculate the distance between your vehicle and the vehicle ahead of you to maintain a safe following distance. When the speed of the car ahead of you alters, your Acura will adjust by accelerating or decelerating. It can even bring your Acura to a complete stop, preventing a collision. Once the sensors verify the car is within a safe following distance, it will resume cruise control at the appropriate speed.
All you need to do is use the steering wheel-mounted controls to tell your vehicle your desired set speed and the distance you want to have between you and the car in front of you. After this, sit back and let your ACC system take over.
Benefits of ACC
The primary benefit of Acura Adaptive Cruise Control is that it allows you to maintain greater focus on the road. Once you set your speed, you can now pay closer attention to other surrounding conditions on highways and city streets.
Contact us for more information about ACC or any other Acura feature. And when you are ready, come on in to test drive an Acura.