Adaptive Cruise Control: Where have you been all our lives?
How to use Volkswagen Adaptive Cruise Control
We know there are some of you out there who are still driving vehicles without cruise control at all, so perhaps this is a “first world problem.” But let’s talk about it: Single lane highways. For those of us who do have cruise control, and possibly a lead foot, those three words can be the bane of one’s existence. It is almost inevitable to be stuck behind someone who is cannot maintain a consistent speed. You find yourself trying to use that cruise control, only to have to turn it off because suddenly the person in front of you has slowed down. It’s frustrating, but something you won’t have to worry about once you learn how to use Volkswagen Adaptive Cruise Control.
What is ACC?
Adaptive Cruise Control, or ACC, is just what it sounds like. While regular cruise control simply holds a speed you set, ACC maintains the following distance automatically using your front sensors. This means that if the person in front of you slows down, your Volkswagen will slow down too without the need to cancel cruise control and reset it.
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So how do you use it?
Turn cruise control on for any speed above 18mph
When you reach your desired speed, hit the Set button
You can pause the ACC by hitting Cancel or braking. Press RES to resume
Increasing/decreasing speed works as usual for cruise control. Either speed up with the accelerator or use the +/- buttons
Once set, you can choose from 6 different following distance options by pressing the ACC button between the +/-
The following distance will be maintained until there is no longer another vehicle in front of you
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Not only is ACC useful on single lane highways, but we’re sure you can imagine how convenient it is in heavier traffic. What is the top driver assistance feature you wish you had? Share your thoughts with a comment here at the New Century Volkswagen Blog.