Honda is introducing Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control (i-ACC) to the 2015 CR-V EX later in the year.
Honda introduced Adaptive Cruise Control to their high end models sometime ago, but now Predictive Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control (i-ACC) is being pioneered on the top of the range CR-V later in the year.
i-ACC is able to intelligently predict whether other motorists will enter the lane in which the vehicle is travelling in and take action. With traditional adaptive cruise control systems they have been only able to access the road directly in front of the car. i-ACC uses a camera and radar to sense the position of other vehicles on the road adapting the speed of the car to match the developing situation.
It able to calculate the likelihood of a cut-in up to five seconds before it occurs, reacting smoothly to the event. Initially it will apply gentle braking, with visual warnings – applying harder braking if needed in order to maintain a safe gap.
i-ACC is capable of recognising what side of the road you should be driving on i.e. left hand side in the UK and right on the continent to maximise its potential.Published 9 January 2015