not just responsive, its also highly communicative giving you a rewarding cornering experience.Body control
Control Lane Departure Alert Lane Tracing Assist Automatic High BeamPre-collision System is Toyota&rsquo
impressive suite of ADAS for its segment including AEB with pedestrian detection, BLIS, and intelligent cruise
Keep Assist Road Departure Mitigation Forward Collision Warning Collision Mitigation Braking System Adaptive
There is also a Launch Control function which requires the car to be in the sportiest setting (Sport
Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) Forward Collision Warning (FCW) Pedal Misapplication Mitigation (AT only) Adaptive
ADAS.In the X70 (Premium and Premium X variants), the ADAS includes: Forward Collision Warning (FCW) Adaptive
An all-new touch module is available for the Climatronic® climate control as well.
Comfortable third-row seatsCons Not as efficient as expected Dated-looking infotainment system Lacks adaptive
More interestingly is the mention that H and AV variants of the Perodua D55L will be receiving Adaptive
featuring a new Plasma Yellow Pearl colour, a new front end, and new feature called e-Active Shift Control
Including Adaptive Cruise Control treatment, Lane Keeping Aid, Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision
Imagine, Pre-Collision Warning & Braking (PCW & PCB), Pedal Misoperation Control (PMC), Front
braking (AEB), lane departure alert, blind spot monitor, rear cross-traffic alert (RCTA) as well as adaptive
Stability Control Auto Brake Hold Hill Hold Assist Hill Descent Control Emergency Stop SignalThe X70
Upper variants are expected to add Lane Keep Control (LKC), Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) , Rear Cross Traffic
Last week, we shared our insights on traction control and how does the system work, and due to the nature
Keeping Assist (LKA), Rear-Cross Traffic Collision Warning (RCCW), Blind Spot Detection (BSD), Smart Cruise
Perodua calls it Adaptive Driving Beam and this feature is carried over from its Japanese donor cars,
drive to the front wheels.It also features a number of segment-first features, such as Intelligent Cruise
First of all, what is traction control?
seconds.The XtraBoost feature can be activated by switching to Sport mode through the Driving Experience Control
We can overlook the lack of adaptive cruise control and semi-autonomous driving feature but AEB should
Tiguan Allspace share one thing in common – they all come with Volkswagen’s Dynamic Chassis Control
ASEAN NCAP will assess the effectiveness of the AEB fitted in the assessment vehicle starting January
encompassing features like Pre-Collision Braking (PCB), Pre-Collision Warning (PCW), Pedal Misoperation Control
According to UTK Commander, SAC Tuan Mohd Khairi Khairuddin, the objective of the exercise was to test the effectiveness
The Kona N also adds on adaptive suspension, launch control, and selectable drive modes.
situations involving pedestrians.The X50 Flagship’s ADAS also includes intelligent high beam control
upcoming Perodua compact SUV can be had with the ASA 3.0 ADAS suite, as well as features like Lane Keep Control
#NJITcivil #Research Highlight: "The Effectiveness of Managed Lane Strategies for the Near-Term Deployment of Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control" by Joyoung Lee & Zijia ZhongRead the full article: #Transportation #CivilEngineering #CruiseControl
KTM’s vice president of R&D demonstrated the effectiveness of the adaptive cruise control system on a 1290 Super Adventure, which matched its speed to that of the car in front and maintained a constant gap without any rider input whatsoever.
Expensive cars usually have more “features” and may be more “comfortable” to you than the volume-brand equivalents. Whether the improvements are cost-effective for you is something you get to decide yourself, preferably with assistance from your significant other and/or financial advisor. If you aren’t starving, and are spending a lot of time on the road, you may be spending more “quality” time in your car than you do at your place of residence. Having it be nice can be a good quality of life improvement. Adaptive cruise control is a fabulous thing in traffic. My wife’s car has it, and mine doesn’t. Want. Very. Badly.
Cars today are loaded with amazing features. Some of them are even worthwhile: Rear-view camera. These have been around for a while, but it’s really nice to have another view of your six, especially for something with a high rear sight line like a long-bed pickup truck or van. Adaptive Cruise Control. Cruise control is great until you get behind someone that’s not going exactly the same speed or not using cruise control at all. Adaptive cruise control uses radar to adjust your speed to pace the car in front of you from a safe following distance. A solid advance in cruise control technology. Collision avoidance. Using the radar signal from the adaptive cruise, some cars offer this feature which will jam on the brakes, I mean, safely stop the car when it senses that a front-end collision is imminent. This is where I start to question things — I want to see years of safe operation before I give total braking over to the computer. Lane Departure Warning/Correction. This can just be a warning light and tone when you veer out of your lane in some cars, functioning much like the rumble strips on the side of the highway. In other cars, the computer will take over the steering and guide you back into the center of your lane. This makes me nervous too, at least as an early adopter. Navigation and Information Displays. This is one feature I’d definitely avoid. A lot of the new cars have all (or at least too many) controls integrated into the radio display screen, which now resembles a tablet display. It makes sense your navigation controls would be here — but the heat and air conditioning controls? The seat heaters? What happens when your radio dies, or you want to install an aftermarket unit? A friend with a new F-150 pickup cracked a taillight loading firewood. Just a minor cosmetic blemish on a new truck… until water seeped in and shorted some circuitry inside. Then his windows wouldn’t roll down, his air conditioning no longer worked; the only saving grace was that the truck did start and drive. The repair was nearly $700, on a new truck under warranty. So… call me a skeptic when it comes to new technology. Under the hood we have some new trends, too. Small turbocharged engines. This is an interesting development, and there’s no evidence to suggest it’s a bad idea, although conventional wisdom says a larger engine not working as hard will last longer. Some of them do run alarmingly hot, too. You could fry an egg on the hood of a Fiat 500 Abarth. But if the manufacturing and materials are up to it, it’s not a problem. Time will tell. Direct (fuel) injection. Most direct injection engines have a nasty habit of building carbon deposits on the intake valves and inside the ports. Toyota seems to have solved the problem in a new dual-injection system, but this is a “feature” that more often than not turns into a bug. CVT Transmissions. Another new technology (to cars) that’s achieving mixed results in both reliability and driving experience. There are no discrete gears, the infinitely variable drive ratios are determined by the speed of the engine and the load on the wheels. This results in a “rubber band effect” where you give the car gas, then a little more, then a bit more, and finally the “rubber band winds up enough” and the car starts to move. Some manufacturers have tried to obscure the presence of a CVT transmission by offering five or six software-simulated forward gears. To be clear, I don’t think any of this technology is bad, just new and unproven by time and millions of consumer-driven miles. My advice is to buy used cars about three years old. By that time there’s some record and indication of their reliability, and trouble spots or particular configurations to avoid. You might save a bit on early depreciation, but you’ll notice that nice cars with an excellent reputation for reliability hold their value up to and above “high book” value.
I currently drive a Audi A4 which does this, both through automatic emergency braking and adaptive cruise control. Audi’s radar and software algorithms is quite effective at determining when it’s appropriate to apply the brakes and when it’s not (though the default settings on the adaptive cruise control get closer to the car in front than I prefer). After getting used to it I don’t think I’d feel comfortable daily driving a car without it.
This only happens with very cheap cruise control implementations. A good cruise control implementation has control of the throttle, gearbox (via connection to the automatic gearbox) and brake. It can therefore command gear changes if necessary (usually to suggest that the car will be cruising at a steady speed and the gearbox is free to change to a gear with maximum efficiency rather than being prepared for sudden power demands, but can even command a change down for more engine braking) as well as accelerate and brake the car. Such a cruise control implementation can slow or even stop the car in nearly all circumstances. Cheap cruise control implementations only have control of the throttle, because it’s cheaper to install only one servo for the throttle, and have a very simple feedback mechanism which adjusts the throttle to try to maintain a certain speed. The only braking effect they can use is engine braking. Engine braking is not effective with an engine running at low speed in a high gear and a simple cruise control has no way to command the gearbox to change down. Sophisticated cruise control implementations, with adaptive cruise control to slow down if the car in front slows down, must be able to brake the car or they are unsafe. Electric cars have one advantage over combustion cars, which is that significant engine (actually motor) braking is available all the time (by running the motors in a regenerative braking mode) without needing to command a gear change. Therefore even a simple, throttle-only, cruise control could brake the car much more than a simple cruise control on a combustion engine. An electric car will still need a cruise control with full control of the throttle and brakes to keep control the vehicle speed on steep gradients.
Two excellent answers, so far. But they missed the physics of the issue. Slipstream - Wikipedia When one truck passes another, often painfully slowly because it has to beat its way through the bow wave of air coming from the front of the truck being passed, it immediately hits a new problem. The curse of the slipstream. The turbulent air behind the truck is acting with a suction effect on the truck behind. This has two inescapable results The truck in front is now towing the truck behind to all intents and purposes The truck behind, unencumbered by similar drag, will have either to overtake or else to fall back The problem is made worse by speed limiters. It might never be possible to program a simple speed limiter to obey an exact speed. I've been out of professional driving for 14 years, but I hope that new wagons are now supplied with adaptive cruise control (,Autonomous cruise control system - Wikipedia,)
Sorry for shouting but… NEVER EVER EVER EVER DRAFT A TRACTOR TRAILER. We have air brakes designed to stop a fully laden vehicle. If we're empty we can stop faster than you can react. To get close enough to a trailer to get any drafting effect you'd have to be inches off the bumper. One tap of the brakes and you’d be decapitated.
In modern cars, the cruise control is normally turned off if you hit the brakes, the clutch or if the safety systems (ESP, TCS etc) get even slightly upset. Momentary loss of traction due to snow, ice, aquaplaning or a very uneven/rough surface, will usually trigger deactivation. There are many cars now on the road that augment cruise control with additional systems using RADAR sensors, ultrasound and so on that can help to avoid or mitigate some effects of a collision. For example: adaptive cruise control, driver braking assist, brake pre-approach. Many vehicles with these features are capable of bringing themselves to a complete stop under certain circumstances without any driver input, say if they were unconscious or asleep. In the event of an impact, inertia switch(es) will be activated which at the simplest level even on very old cars will cut off the fuel supply, killing the engine and helping to guard against fuel spill. The inertia switches will also deploy the Supplementary Restraint Systems (SRS) - airbags and seat belt pre-tensioners. Modern cars might have a range of additional safety features that will also kick in such as locking the brakes on to mitigate further collisions, closing the windows and even as far as automatically calling emergency services. In summary - the chances of a car of any age “running away” after an accident with you unconscious inside are very slim.
Autopilot is effectively “adaptive cruise control” and “lane hold assist”, but of course it is more effective and active than those relatively passive systems. Simply start controlling the car yourself to disable or override it, just as you would with a conventional cruise control system.. Moving the steering wheel or touching the brake will instantly deactivate Autopilot. Pressing the accelerator will temporarily override the speed control portion. Turning on a signal will initiate an automatic lane change (if you have that feature enabled)