Available as an option, this enhanced version of cruise control regulates the speed of your vehicle in line with the speed of the vehicle in front. A radar sensor inside the front centre air intake scans the road ahead up to a distance of 200 m. If you’ve selected a cruising speed but have begun to gain on the vehicle in front because it is driving more slowly, this is detected by the radar sensor.
The system now reduces the speed of your vehicle at a maximum rate of 3.5 m/s² by restricting the throttle or gently applying the brakes. This continues until the distance that you have preset is maintained. Your vehicle will now follow the one in front at a reduced speed. If the other vehicle decelerates further, adaptive cruise control will continue to reduce your cruising speed – even down to a halt. If heavier braking is required, the driver will have to intervene manually.
As soon as the road ahead clears, your vehicle will accelerate back up to the cruising speed originally set.