adaptive cruise control


Definition of adaptive cruise control

: a system in an automobile that can automatically adjust the settings of the cruise control in response to external driving conditions Jaguar's adaptive cruise control … tracks the speed and position of the car in the lane ahead and automatically adjusts the speed to keep a safe time interval.— Bruce McCall

Examples of adaptive cruise control in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The modern cabin is on par with the Sportage’s sci-fi exterior and cutting-edge adaptive cruise control. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 9 July 2022 On the dash is a Mercedes infotainment system and a 25-inch touchscreen, along with adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist and blindspot assist. Everett Potter, Forbes, 27 Mar. 2022 All models have an array of driver-assistance tech, from adaptive cruise control to lane-keeping assist. Car and Driver, 4 Feb. 2022 Both also offer adaptive cruise control, but it’s only standard on the Honda. Eric Stafford, Car and Driver, 29 June 2022 Manufacturers differ on whether blind-spot-assist or adaptive cruise control is the more important safety feature. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 5 Mar. 2022 Even on the cheapest Ascent, forward-collision warning and automated emergency braking, lane-departure warning and lane-keeping assist, and adaptive cruise control are standard. Austin Irwin, Car and Driver, 6 May 2022 Comfort features such as adaptive cruise control with automatic stop and go and semi-autonomous highway driving are available on the top end trims. Kyle Edward, Forbes, 16 May 2022 Morris, the Tesla owner, also drives a Ford F-150 with adaptive cruise control. Matt Mcfarland, CNN, 14 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of adaptive cruise control

1988, in the meaning defined above

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6 Aug 2022

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“Adaptive cruise control.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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