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WATCH: The wonder of cruise control and how it actually works in cars

2019-01-25 08:47

Robin Classen

Cruise control

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Land Rover's All-Terrain Progress Control is a new system that enables drivers to set and maintain a steady speed when driving off-road.

Cruise control is a particularly useful driving aid that's been available for decades.

It can be activated by the simple push of a button on the steering wheel or engaged via the gear lever on older cars.

Simple functionality

It keeps the car moving at a desired speed which the driver chooses and can then easily be deactivated by stepping on the brake pedal or accelerating. Its functionality is better suited towards long distance driving with minimal need to stop for traffic.

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There is also adaptive cruise control that works more efficiently compared to normal cruise control. What this function does is match the speed of the car ahead and maintain a safe following distance.

As many automakers steer towards autonomous driving technology, the integration of cruise and adaptive control will play an important part in the future of driving.

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