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Old 07-10-2008, 09:41 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by trikkonceptz View Post
I may be a little off on the times as far as cruise control technology, but do any of the advanced cruise controls adjust for distance between cars yet? If so is the distance between cars programmable?
Autonomous cruise control system - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Several Japanese manufacturers first offered ACC systems in the Japanese market in the late 1990s. These early systems did not apply the brakes and only controlled speed through throttle control and downshifting. However, this was changed with the Acura RL. It features Collision Mitigation Braking System, which can alert drivers of objects up to 100 m ahead, if the distance is less, it brakes slightly and tugs at the seatbelts. In case of no driver reaction, the RL retracts, locks the seatbelts and brakes hard. A similar system is offered in the Lexus LS430/460.
I thought this was particularly neat. Leave it to Honda to come up with something this ingenious.
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