What Is Acura Adaptive Cruise Control?
For those of our customers in and around the Tallahassee, FL area who are not familiar with the Acura Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) system, consider it as a form of guardian angel. The ACC is designed to work with the rest of your Acura's crash prevention system. In other words the ACC looks out for you by keeping a virtual eye out for potentially hazardous systems occurring on the road in front of you.
What Is Adaptive Cruise Control?
In simple terms the Acura ACC is the latest version of the traditional cruise control we have all come to depend on over the course of the last few decades. The traditional form of cruise control is used to set and maintain a preferred driving speed. However, other than establishing a minimum speed at which the standard cruise control can be turned on, it does nothing more than control your speed.
The Acura ACC system takes this concept one step further and makes using cruise control for those long trips just a little bit safer. This system is designed to automatically adjust your speed constantly in order to ensure you maintain a safe distance from the vehicle in front of you in the same lane. Not only does the Acura ACC modulate the throttle setting in order to maintain a safe distance, this system can also apply the brakes as needed.
How Does Acura ACC Work?
All you have to do is use the steering wheel mounted controls to set the speed at which you wish to travel and the distance you want to have between you and the vehicle in front of you. After this, the ACC system takes over and relieves you of the responsibility. Speed sensors maintain the chosen speed and the radar sensors mounted behind the grille will ensure you stay the selected distance from the vehicle in front of you, it's that simple.
As an added benefit, your Acura equipped with ACC will also aid in the prevention of rear end collisions. If the vehicle in front of you comes to a complete stop the ACC will release the throttle and apply the brakes to slow you down very quickly. It will also flash a warning on the dashboard to let you know what's going on and tighten the seatbelts to help reduce the risk of injury.
More Focused Driving
One of the most important benefits of the Acura Adaptive Cruise Control system is that it lets you, the driver, maintain far more focus on the road ahead of you. Once you set the speed, you can focus not only on the road ahead, but also on the surrounding traffic without having to worry about your vehicle's speed. Best of all the Acura ACC system is ideal for both highway and urban driving as the system is designed to be used at speed of 25 mph and up allowing you to enjoy the benefits of ACC even when you are driving at lower speeds.
With the Acura ACC system you can adjust your following distance using the range selection control. There are four settings, short, middle, long, and extra-long from which to choose. The radar sensors mounted in the grille can detect vehicles that are up to approximately 90 meters in front of you. This control is conveniently located on the steering wheel to further reduce the need to take your eyes of the road.