How does the Honda Sensing Adaptive Cruise Control work?

February 27th, 2020 by

The Honda brand has established a reputation of delivering safe and reliable vehicles, due in large part to their advanced suite of safety technologies known as Honda Sensing. The Honda Sensing suite includes technologies like the Collision Mitigation Braking System and Road Departure Mitigation System, as well as Adaptive Cruise Control. Whether you’re looking to purchase a new Honda vehicle or already own one, you might be interested in finding out how exactly these systems work, so today we’re going to dive into Adaptive Cruise Control.

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What does ACC do?
The Adaptive Cruise Control system enhances the classic cruise control system, which enables drivers to set a desired speed in order to allow them to remove their foot from the pedal. The ACC system adds the ability to set a following distance and will then automatically adjust speed if it detects a slower-moving vehicle in front of you, and again if that slower vehicle eventually speeds up. When tethered to the Low Speed Follow technology, it’s even capable of bringing your vehicle to a stop by applying pressure to the brakes on its own.

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How does ACC work?
Utilizing a camera located behind your rearview mirror in addition to a radar sensor found in your lower bumper, the Adaptive Cruise Control system is able to detect vehicles in front of you and adjust your speed accordingly to make sure you don’t enter into the set distance parameters. ACC with Low Speed Follow operates at speeds up to 90 miles per hour when it detects a vehicle in front of you, or anything over 25 mph if it doesn’t.

Hopefully, this helps you get a better grasp of how the Adaptive Cruise Control system works. Check back in a few days when we’ll dive into how exactly to use and set the ACC system, as well as how to turn it on and off.

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