Car safety tech is something that we got used a pretty while ago, but when it comes to ADAS (advanced driver assistance systems), the situation changes, as not everyone knows what this actually means. To get you more familiar with the topic, we will tell you that ADAS is made of various systems and features, which allow the driver to have essential information, and autotomize complicated or repetitive tasks. Then end goal of this advanced system is an overall increase in car safety for both the driver and his passengers and everyone else around. Since there are many versions of such systems, seeing how they actually relate to safety is not always the most simplest of tasks.
Parts of ADAS have been present for a while now, and many of them have over time, proven to be quite an improvement when it comes to driving experience or the road safety. Even though this system keeps changing and evolving every year, there are thirteen most important features you need to be familiar with next time you plan on buying a smarter than the average car.
Those features are:
In this article, we will talk about Adaptive cruise control, what comes with this system, what are the benefits, and if there are any cons.
Adaptive Cruise Control
This ADAS feature is the most handy when it comes to driving on the highway, where, otherwise, you are in charge of continuous monitoring of your cruise control systems if you want to stay safe. Now, the ACC comes as the next step in the car safety evolution, and allows automated speed management of your vehicle. Thanks to this system, your car is capable of automatically slowing down or picking up speed, all as a reaction to what is going on in front of you.
For example, if you are driving in a group of vehicles, and if the first one in line starts going slower, the ACC will match the speed of the first vehicle, on its own. When the vehicles in front of you, start going faster, the system will increase the speed of your car automatically.
Also worth mentioning is that most of ACC systems are made so that they shut off automatically, if the speed of your vehicle reaches a certain speed threshold, however, some systems stay active in stop and go type of driving as well.
Now, so far we have learned what advanced driver assistance system is, what different systems it includes, and presented the first one of them. To keep the story going, we decided to do a follow up article, where we will continue talking about the ACC, how it works, and what types there are.