What is the difference between traditional cruise control and Honda’s Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)? As part of the Honda Sensing® suite, this driver-assistive technology takes cruise control to the next level while also helping keep South Dakota’s roadways safer. Whether you travel for work or enjoy hitting the interstate for family road trips, ACC makes driving easier and less tiring. Like regular cruise control, Adaptive Cruise Control is designed to maintain a constant cruise speed; however, Honda’s ACC system also allows you to set a following interval for the vehicles in front of you. Join Vern Eide Honda in Sioux Falls as explore how to use Adaptive Cruise Control, what is Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow, and which Honda models have Adaptive Cruise Control.
Honda’s ACC system employs a radar unit mounted at the front of the vehicle and a windshield-mounted camera to gauge the distance of vehicles in front of you. The system will then set the appropriate throttle position and can even apply braking to maintain your desired following interval between you and the vehicle ahead. To engage Honda’s ACC system, follow the steps below:
Honda’s ACC system will display your set speed within the instrument panel along with a vehicle icon that has up to four bars indicating the following interval between your Honda and the vehicle ahead—the more bars, the further the distance. To change the distance setting on your ACC system just press the button with a vehicle and four bars behind it (or the interval button) found on your steering wheel and toggle between four distance settings: short, middle, long, and extra long.
In order to reset Honda’s ACC system, simply press and hold down the interval button (vehicle with four bars behind it) for approximately one second and Cruise Mode Selected will appear in the instrument panel. Press and hold the interval button again to reset the Adaptive Cruise Control feature.
You can turn off Honda’s ACC system in one of three ways:
Please note: If your ACC system is equipped with Low-Speed Follow and has come to a complete stop, depressing the brake pedal will not turn off Adaptive Cruise Control.
Honda Sensing® and Adaptive Cruise Control come standard on almost every Honda vehicle (2020 or newer). Scroll down to see which Honda models have ACC.