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 Also present are front- and rear-facing radar with adaptive cruise control, front-collision warning (that just came out on the new BMW R 1300 GS), blind-spot monitoring, and lane-change-assist functions. Peter Jackson, Robb Report, 10 Nov. 2023 The marque’s current version of Drive Pilot also comes standard, with adaptive cruise control and lane centering that kept us fresh after a long drive. Laura Burstein, Robb Report, 1 Nov. 2023 Like adaptive cruise control, Super Cruise maintains a pre-set distance set from vehicles in front of it, a distance set by the driver. cleveland, 9 Sep. 2023 Its standard highlights include adaptive cruise control, power-adjustable front seats with heat, and remote start. Drew Dorian, Car and Driver, 8 Sep. 2023 Single-motor models can pick up the $2000 Pilot package that adds adaptive cruise control, swiveling LED fog lights, and the Pilot Assist suite of active and passive driver aids—this same pack is standard on dual-motor Polestar 2s. Andrew Krok, Car and Driver, 6 Sep. 2023 Advanced driver-assistance systems, defined as Level 2 by the Society of Automotive Engineers, include lane keeping, blind spot detection, automatic emergency braking, and adaptive cruise control. Andrew J. Hawkins, The Verge, 5 Sep. 2023 Safety and Driver-Assistance Features Infiniti provides every Q50 with a plethora of driver-assistance technology, including adaptive cruise control and automatic high beams. Jonathon Ramsey, Car and Driver, 22 Aug. 2023 They are used for a variety of things, including automatic emergency braking and adaptive cruise control, as well as lane keeping and other advanced driver-assistance functions. Michael Watts, IEEE Spectrum, 20 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1988, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of adaptive cruise control was in 1988

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“Adaptive cruise control.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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