Adaptive Cruise Control With Stop-and-Go and Lane Centering | Ford How-To | Ford

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[MUSIC] Did you know your Ford vehicle may have
features that can automatically help you maintain a preset distance. From a vehicle ahead of you
while in cruise control? And help keep you centered in your lane? One of the features that makes up
this system is called adaptive cruise control with Stop-and-Go. Let’s take a look. Like normal cruise control, you still have
the ability to set your cruising speed. But this version also allows
you to set a comfortable pacing distance behind the vehicle
in front of yours. And it can even bring your vehicle to a
complete stop if needed in heavy traffic. To set a cruising speed, use the cruise
control switch on your steering wheel. Press ON, accelerate to your
desired speed, and press SET. Then take your foot off the accelerator. To adjust the gap setting, press the gap
setting button on your steering wheel. This is represented on the information
display by these bars. In fact, there are four different gaps
that you can cycle through by continuing to press the gap setting button. One bar, two bars, three bars, or
four, which gives you the longest gap. Pressing the button again after this point
will return your gap setting to one bar. Each gap represents
a different driving style and will affect how quickly your vehicle
responds to changes in traffic. The information display will now
show a green indicator light, the current gap setting,
and your desired set speed. A vehicle graphic will also
illuminate if adaptive cruise control detects a vehicle in front of you. Still with me? Great. Once activated,
adaptive cruise control uses radar technology to constantly scan for
slower vehicles in front of you. And automatically adjust your
speed to maintain the gap between. Occasionally, it may seem like you’re
going slower than you initially set your cruise for. That’s the system adjusting the speed. Once traffic speeds up, you’ll return to
the speed and gap distance you preset. The Stop-and-Go feature comes in handy
while driving on the highway in heavy traffic conditions. If the vehicle ahead of
you comes to a stop, your vehicle can also
follow down to a stop. Once the lead vehicle begins moving within
a short period of about three seconds, yours will automatically begin to follow. If it takes longer than
three seconds to move, you can press the resume
button on your steering wheel. Or tap the accelerator pedal to start
following the lead vehicle again. To switch between adaptive cruise
control or normal cruise control. Use the five way switch on your steering
wheel and the information display. Select Driver Assist, Cruise Control,
then select Adaptive to enable, or Normal for
a conventional cruise control. Meaning it will not automatically adjust
speed based on the speed of the vehicle in front of you. Keep in mind, once set, you can cancel
adaptive cruise control at any time. By braking or by pressing the CNCL
button on the steering wheel. Pressing the resume button will return the
vehicle to the previously set speed and gap setting. [MUSIC] Now let me tell you about lane centering. This feature uses an on-board camera
to detect painted road lines, and provides continuous steering assistance. To help keep your vehicle
within its lane while driving. To turn it on, press the lane centering
button on your steering wheel. An icon will appear on
your information display. Green means the system is active and
applying steering assistance. Grey indicates the system is on but
inactive. Press the button again to turn it off. When the system is active and
detects no steering activity for a certain period of time. The system alerts you to put your
hands on the steering wheel. If you do not react to the warnings,
the system cancels. And slows your system down to idle speeds
while maintaining steering control. Any questions, go to Owner.Ford.Com. [MUSIC]

 

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