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Definition Edit

Adaptive cruise control is

[a] driver assistance system that automatically adjusts a vehicle's speed to maintain a set following distance from the vehicle in front.[1]

Overview Edit

"Vehicles with adaptive cruise control are able to adjust their own speed based on the distance between the vehicle and vehicles ahead in order to maintain a safe distance."[2]

References Edit

  1. Preparing for the Future of Transportation: Automated Vehicles 3.0, at 45.
  2. Intelligent Transportation Systems: Vehicle-to-Vehicle Technologies Expected to Offer Safety Benefits, but a Variety of Deployment Challenges Exist, at 7 n.18.