What Is Adaptive Cruise Control? | News

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Like regular cruise control systems that have been around for decades, adaptive cruise control keeps a vehicle cruising at a set speed selected by the driver. The system also maintains a set distance from the car ahead and can slow or, in some models, stop a vehicle.

Adaptive cruise control first appeared in the U.S. in the 1999 Mercedes-Benz S-Class and now is widely available on lower-priced vehicles as well as luxury models. 

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Carmakers identify their systems with different names such as Distronic,

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Is Adaptive Cruise Control Increasing the Risk of Car Accidents? – Automobile Accidents Legal Blogs Posted by Robert E. McCann

Adaptive cruise control (ACC) is an advanced safety system that is offered in many newer vehicles. It is an upgrade from regular cruise control, which allows drivers to set a speed and not have to keep pressing down on the accelerator. Although both features sounds like they are safe and convenient, there may be safety risks involved with the newer systems. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) recently posted a report claiming that ACC actually increases the risk of car accidents.

ACC allows drivers to set a speed and following distance from the car in front of them. It

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GM’s Cruise unit to deploy robotaxis in Dubai from 2023

DETROIT — General Motors’ majority owned Cruise self-driving car subsidiary said on Monday it plans to begin deploying its robotaxis in Dubai beginning in 2023, in a deal that signals the company is more confident about launching its first commercial service in San Francisco before then.

Dubai’s Road and Transit Authority and Cruise said in a joint statement that Cruise will deploy a limited number of its purpose-built Cruise Origin vehicles in the emirate in 2023, making Dubai the first city outside the United States where Cruise will operate. By 2030, Cruise and Dubai’s transit authority said they plan to

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M1 Concourse to Host Car Enthusiast Event over Dream Cruise Weekend

Tickets are now on sale for the inaugural Woodward Dream Show, which will take place at the M1 Concourse (pictured) in August. // Image courtesy of the Woodward Dream Show

Tickets are now on sale for the inaugural Woodward Dream Show, a three-day event at M1 Concourse in Pontiac that will offer a close-up array of classic and modern cars, a juried show and competition, along with food, fashion, and design. The events will run Aug. 19-21.

The first of two automotive events hosted by M1 Concourse — a garage condominium and racetrack facility located at the northwest corner of

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Why GM-backed Cruise is said to be in talks to buy startup Voyage

Cruise, the self-driving vehicle company majority owned by General Motors, is in talks to acquire Voyage, an autonomous technology startup that operates in retirement communities, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg.

The companies are in serious discussions, one of the people said, but no deal is imminent. If an agreement is struck, it would merge Cruise’s engineering and software capabilities with Voyage’s presence in the retirement community market, which is well suited for a driverless taxi business. The people asked not to be identified discussing private matters.

“We have nothing to announce but Cruise is always looking to add

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