As vehicle technology becomes more advanced with each passing year, it becomes an absolute wonder the things vehicles can do now. Cadillac has announced that their adaptive cruise control will be available on at least one of their 2014 models, set to release in late 2013.
The no-hands cruise control can not only accelerate and brake, but also do the steering, allowing the driver to remove his or her hands from the steering wheel. It can do this with lane-centering technology that has been available for the past couple of years in the Lane Departure Correction systems. The adaptive cruise control expands on this technology by making sure the vehicle follows at a safe distance from the car in front of it.
Another part of the lane-centering function is what’s called a ‘sensor fusion’ in which a combination of camera, radar and ultrasonic systems scan around the vehicle for things that a driver would normally avoid.
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