This keeps you at a constant distance from the vehicle ahead at all times. If the traffic comes to a halt, the system brakes the car until it has come to a standstill, and then automatically moves on as soon as the road is clear.
Developed for journeys on motorways and major roads, Active Cruise Control with Stop&Go function has three radar sensors with a range of up to 150 metres that permanently scan the carriageway ahead. If the vehicle in front gets too near the engine management system and brakes adjust your speed so that the distance is automatically kept constant, if necessary, braking the vehicle to a standstill.
When the lane ahead becomes clear or the vehicle in front speeds up, Active Cruise Control accelerates until you reach your desired speed. For anything other than brief stops, moving off requires either depressing the accelerator or pressing a button. For stops from 1 to 3 seconds, the vehicle moves off automatically. Up to four cruising speeds can be pre-programmed and the operating range is between 18 to 111mph, where allowed.
The maintained distance is calculated in seconds, which means you always have sufficient time to react, at any speed. The system also recognises tight curves and adjusts the speed accordingly.
To take full control of the vehicle at any time, briefly press the accelerator or brake and the system is deactivated.
Active Cruise Control with Stop&Go function is not an autopilot. So if the vehicle ahead brakes harder than expected, or if the system detects a critical situation, the driver receives acoustic and optical prompts to take action.