Adaptive Cruise Control Is Available On A Trio Of SRT Vehicles
Adaptive Cruise Control is available on a trio of SRT vehicles – Sep 24, 2013– Detroit, USA (AutoReleased) – Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) is much more than a convenience feature that simply maintains a comfortable driving speed in SRT® vehicles. The system is designed to both accelerate and decelerate automatically, employing radar technology in order to maintain a set distance from another vehicle travelling ahead.
Adaptive Cruise Control is available on the 300 SRT, Charger SRT and Grand Cherokee SRT. The system is guided by a round orb that serves as the radar’s sensor, located on the grille of the Grand Cherokee SRT. In 300 SRT and Charger SRT applications, the sensor is located just off the passenger-side fog light. Forward-facing radar determines the distance and speed of the vehicle travelling ahead and adjusts SRT vehicle speed accordingly.
“Adaptive Cruise Control is best suited for your rush hour drive home,” said Jeff Roselli – Vehicle Integration Responsible, SRT. “Assuming your rush hour drive home never goes below 15 miles per hour, Adaptive Cruise Control will monitor an appropriate following distance of the vehicle travelling ahead so you won’t have to stress about maintaining proper distance and speed.”
The system operates at speeds between 15 and 100 miles per hour. When setting the distance between vehicles, either one, two or three car lengths can be chosen on the 300 SRT and Charger SRT. On the Grand Cherokee SRT, one to four vehicle-lengths are available as the distance between vehicles. This enables the driver to set a desired following distance appropriate to traffic conditions.
“On longer road trips, cruise control is a convenience feature that can reduce fatigue,” said Roselli. “When traffic is speeding up and slowing down, Adaptive Cruise Control will reduce speed and maintain a safe following distance. When traffic clears, your SRT vehicle will revert to your intended pre-set speed.”Adaptive Cruise Control is controlled by steering-wheel-mounted buttons and functions just like regular cruise control. The driver dials in the speed they desire and then sets “follow distance,” or how many vehicle-lengths of separation from the vehicle travelling ahead.
If a driver is traveling 70 miles per hour (on a road with that posted speed limit) and approaches a car ahead going 65 mph, and if Adaptive Cruise Control is set at a three-vehicle length following distance, the SRT vehicle follows the lead vehicle at 65 mph, maintaining that pre-set distance. If the car in front speeds up, Adaptive Cruise Control will accelerate the SRT vehicle, until it reaches the maximum pre-set speed. Adaptive Cruise Control operates like a regular cruise control, except when radar senses traffic ahead.
The radar faces forward, and is always active. Warnings are integrated into the system, informing the driver of a dirty or obstructed sensor. Adaptive Cruise Control is coupled with forward collision warning, which employs the same radar sensor to detect objects in front of the car. Even if the cruise control function is off, the radar is still active and can sense if a vehicle in front is decelerating rapidly, issuing both visual and audible warnings.
Whether a driver is embarking on a cross-country journey or just participating in a daily commute, they can utilize and enjoy the convenient benefits of Adaptive Cruise Control in an SRT vehicle.