Although Adaptive Cruise Control Systems have been in the market for some time now, Honda, the Japanese carmaker has been putting in serious efforts for the past few years and have come up with the Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control System (i-ACC).
This new system by Honda, will proactively avoid traffic incidents or accidents, instead of re actively avoiding them.
The system will use cameras and radars to keep a constant watch on cars and traffic around the vehicle and on the road. The system will then use an algorithm that will calculate if another vehicle is going to swing into your lane.
Adaptive Cruise Control Systems that are currently available in the market today will apply the brake if another vehicle cuts into your lane and will resume once the vehicle ahead is at a safe distance.
Honda's i-ACC system is designed to predict vehicles that change lanes, 5 seconds before it happens. The vehicle will then gently slow down and alert the driver of the potential danger and then apply the brake even more to follow the vehicle ahead at a safe distance.
The i-ACC system by Honda has been developed after intense study of driver behavior on European roads. This new system will debut in the 2015 Honda CR-V.