adaptive cruise control

noun
Updated on: 7 Jan 2018

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

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First Known Use of adaptive cruise control

1988


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