Honda has created and equipped their vehicles with several technology features to give you peace of mind on the road. Honda Sensing™ technologies are designed for you to relax and feel more confident when taking on all challenges on the road ahead. The Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keeping Assist, Road Departure Mitigation and Adaptive Cruise Control systems in the Honda Civic or Passport are all part of Honda Sensing ™ technologies. In this blog post, we’re going to take a closer look at the Adaptive Cruise Control system, read on to learn more with us at Alberta Honda.
Intro To Adaptive Cruise Control
Honda’s Adaptive Cruise Control system, or ACC, was created to help you keep a constant speed and preset following distance. However, it’s important to remember that ACC is not a safety technology but rather an advanced convenience feature, Adaptive Cruise Control will not apply the brakes to prevent a collision; so the driver’s awareness and control are required at all times. This advance cruise control system uses radar mounted behind the grille and a camera located between the windshield and the rearview mirror. The radar unit works in conjunction with the Collision Mitigation Braking System ™ to set the adequate following distance. ACC might not always be cable of detecting some vehicles like motorcycles or may mistake an object for a preceding vehicle. Make sure not to use ACC in bad weather, slippery roads or heavy traffic!
Adaptive Cruise Control Features
To engage the Adaptive Cruise Control System, push the MAIN button on the steering wheel. Once the system is ready for use, an ACC icon will show up on the instrument panel. In order to start using Adaptive Cruise Control, your vehicle speed needs to be 40 km/h or higher. When you achieve your preferred cruising speed, press the SET button on the steering wheel. There are four different following intervals you can choose from: short (1 bar), middle (2 bars), long (3 bars) and very long (4 bars). The following distance for each setting increases with the desired vehicle speed. For example:
-if you set the long distance option at 80 km/h, the following interval will be 47 m
-if you set the long distance option at 105 km/h, the following interval will be 62 m
Finally, there are 3 different ways to disengage the system:
-Press the cancel button on the steering wheel
-Press the MAIN button
-Depress the brake pedal
Don’t hesitate to contact us at Alberta Honda for any further questions on how to use the Honda Adaptive Cruise Control system.