adaptive cruise control

noun

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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All the Civics also come standard with Honda Sensing, the suite of safety features that includes adaptive cruise control, emergency braking, lane-keeping assist and more. Charles Fleming, latimes.com, "Sedans are dead? No one told Honda, whose new Civic is sleeker and sportier," 7 June 2019 Honda and Toyota offer ADAS technologies on the majority of their new vehicles and some form of adaptive cruise control as an option on many. Christopher Mims, WSJ, "Self-Driving Cars Have a Problem: Safer Human-Driven Ones," 15 June 2019 View 125 Photos Active Safety Features Every Golf R has adaptive cruise control and automated emergency braking, along with several other standard safety features. Eric Stafford, Car and Driver, "2018 Volkswagen Golf R," 17 Jan. 2018 Options: Additional safety gear, like adaptive cruise control, and trailering package. Al Haas, Philly.com, "Redesigned after 10 years, new Buick Enclave is worth the wait," 28 June 2018 This time, sharing that its semi-autonomous system Autopilot was engaged with the adaptive cruise control follow-distance set to minimum. Kirsten Korosec, Fortune, "Behind Tesla’s War of Words With the Federal Agency Investigating a Fatal Model X Crash," 13 Apr. 2018 Curiously, adaptive cruise control is not available on any Kona. Andrew Wendler, Car and Driver, "2018 Hyundai Kona," 26 Mar. 2018 Most of the upgrades for the decade-old refresh are standard advanced driver assistance systems, such as pedestrian detection and adaptive cruise control that can be used to a stop. Robert Duffer, chicagotribune.com, "2018 Toyota Sequoia review: What’s old is not new," 19 Mar. 2018 Unlike other most other cars with adaptive cruise control, there is just one button for cruise control. Eric Bangeman, Ars Technica, "Review: GMC Terrain gives you the ride you want—at a price," 23 Dec. 2018

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1988, in the meaning defined above

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