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Driver Safety Tips: Adaptive Cruise Control

Posted by Kyle Forbush on Jan 18, 2019 1:08:04 PM

Drive Safely wooden sign with a street backgroundI-Robot came out in 2004 and introduced its audiences to a dark vision of our future where cars drive themselves, robots are utilized by humans for nearly everything, and Lake Michigan has dried up. Luckily, we're nowhere near the latter two circumstances, but the first was already being realized when the film came out.

Adaptive Cruise Control first appeared in the American auto market during the year 1999, with Mercedes' release of their Distronic ACC program, which was installed in the Mercedes-Benz S-Class (W220). Distronic was the first consumer-available radar-controlled Adaptive Cruise Control system, but since 1999 we have seen the consumer desire for this function grow.

Now, there are a hearty handful of vehicles on the U.S. auto market that have an advanced version of Mercedes' DIstronic, which has itself now evolved into "Distronic Plus". Some of those vehicles are the 2016 Honda Civic Touring, the 2017 Hyundai Elantra Limited, the 2016 Chevy Malibu Premier, among many others. 

But how does this new technology work? Is it still in the research-and-development stage, are there common errors to be aware of, and most importantly, how safe is it?

Thankfully, the industry experts at MyCarDoesWhat.org have compiled a page of particularly useful information designed to aid the consumer in deciding whether or not they would benefit from Adaptive Cruise Control. Follow the link below to read the interactive help page, watch the video at the bottom, and contact Caritas Vehicle Services at (414) 406-2234 with any questions or concerns!

 

FOLLOW THIS LINK TO READ THE ARTICLE ⇒ Adaptive Cruise Control Info Page

 

 

Topics: Fleet Considerations, Driver Safety, Driving Suggestions

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