cruise control


Definition of cruise control

1 : an electronic device in a vehicle that controls the throttle so as to maintain a constant speed
2 : a relaxed and seemingly automatic pace that is easily maintained

Examples of cruise control in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Raul Hernandez was on cruise control and pitched seven shutout innings while giving up two hits. Emmett Hall, Sun Sentinel, 28 Apr. 2022 The Saab also has goodies such as an electric sunroof, heated front seats, a power-adjustable drivers seat, cruise control, and a dual-zone automatic climate control. Caleb Miller, Car and Driver, 26 Apr. 2022 The same goes for the steering-wheel controls used for audio, media, voice and phone commands, cruise control, etc. Rachel Rothman, Good Housekeeping, 19 Mar. 2022 During winter weather, do not utilize your vehicle’s cruise control. Howard Koplowitz |, al, 11 Mar. 2022 Owners often cited their use of Tesla’s Autopilot driver-assistance system or traffic-aware cruise control in their complaints. Washington Post, 2 Feb. 2022 Buyers want more safety options, such as automatic braking, cruise control that's capable of slowing the car when the vehicle in front slows as well warnings when cars are in a driver's blind spot. Chris Isidore, CNN, 20 Jan. 2022 Level 2 encompasses Tesla’s Autopilot feature and similar systems from Ford, GM and others that combine automatic steering and cruise control. Los Angeles Times, 11 Dec. 2021 Much like cruise control, the technology can be overridden. Cari Shane, Fortune, 4 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of cruise control

1960, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of cruise control was in 1960

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Last Updated

16 May 2022

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“Cruise control.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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