How To Do Dodge Cruise Control Settings

It should come as no surprise that it is difficult to understand all of the latest automobile technology, given the vast number of new automotive innovations that are introduced each year. When you purchase a new vehicle, you will have access to a wide variety of options and amenities; hence, we are here to assist you in making your selections. Empire Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram are here to provide an explanation for those of you who are curious about how the adaptive cruise control in your Dodge works. If you have any additional question don’t be shy and contact our sales department at 631-417-3391 or our service department at 631-526-7441. Continue reading to learn more about this 21st-century safety feature!

Adaptive Cruise Control: What Does It Do?

The most of us have had the opportunity to enjoy the luxuries afforded by vehicles equipped with cruise control. Even though this function is not standard on all vehicles, most drivers are aware of the fact that putting their car into cruise control while driving for extended periods of time can help them save money on gas. Cruise control makes it easy to drive on the highway by allowing you to select a speed and keep the car at that speed until you either brake or turn it off. It is a wonderful method to unwind while travelling over extended distances. Adaptive cruise control incorporates everything that is great about conventional cruise control and makes it even safer and more convenient to use. The adaptive technology in your car works in conjunction with the cruise control to assist you steer clear of getting into an accident. It does this by ensuring that your vehicle stays a good distance behind the vehicle in front of it at all times. Dodges now automatically adjust the cruise control to keep pace with the car in front of you, eliminating the need to fiddle with the controls.

How Exactly Does The Adaptive Cruise Control Feature Work?

An adaptive cruise control system that comes standard on your Dodge collaborates with a radar monitoring system that is mounted on the front of your car. Your radar system begins monitoring the car in front of you as soon as you pre-set the speed range in which you want your car to accelerate and decelerate while staying within the range that you have chosen. Once you arrive within a certain distance of the vehicle in front of you, the safe-distance technology will automatically adjust your speed so that it is equal to the speed of the vehicle in front of you. The radar will compute the appropriate speed for your vehicle based on the distance between it and the automobile in front of it by calculating the length between you and the vehicle in front of it using signals received from the control unit located in the front of the vehicle. Even if there are several automobiles in front of your vehicle, the system in your Dodge can choose to match up with the car that is in the same lane as you.

How to Begin Utilizing Your Vehicle’s Adaptive Cruise Control

  • To activate the function, you must press the button labelled ON/OFF that is located on the steering wheel.
  • When the system is activated, an ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL icon will appear in the display of your car’s cluster or, if your vehicle is equipped with a Head-Up Display, it will appear on that display. The icon can resemble a speedometer with a vehicle perched on top of it, or it might be an arc with a tiny triangle pointing through it.
  • While you are driving at the recommended pace, press the SET button so that you can select a cruising speed. When the system is operational, the white ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL icon will turn green. This indicates that the system is being used.