Acura Adaptive Cruise Control

Acura Adaptive Cruise Control

Technology has come such a long way. At one point in time power steering was a luxury. As technology has advanced, automotive consumers have been offered an array of driver assistance technologies, both passive and active. Acura has been at the forefront of engineering and development with the release of AcuraWatch. Adaptive Cruise Control is included in the suite of technologies and helps to elevate the Acura ownership experience.

At West Side Acura, we are excited to offer a fantastic inventory of new Acura's that come available with AcuraWatch, a suite of technologies that are sure to put a smile on your face. Browse online or in-store and pick the perfect Acura for your lifestyle. Whether you are from St. Albert, Beaumont, Leduc, Spruce Grove, Devon, Stony Plain, Fort Saskatchewan, and surrounding areas of Alberta, book your test drive today and experience the best Acura has to offer. Now let's find out more about how Adaptive Cruise Control works.

Relaxed Driving

Adaptive Cruise Control is a feature that automatically accelerates or brakes the vehicle to maintain a preset distance. It offers a more relaxed driving experience, especially if you are someone who is frequent on Alberta's highways.

Step-by-Step Instructions on How to Activate It

Making sure your vehicle is ready for ACC is important; if the ACC LKAS appears in the vehicle's information display, you are good to go. If not, make sure to hit the MAIN button on the steering wheel.

Next, you will need to locate a button that looks like a vehicle with rectangles behind it. This is the INTERVAL button and allows you to set the desired distance between the vehicles in front. The more bars, the greater the distance and vice versa for fewer bars. Now let's better understand how the intervals work and at what distance the vehicle will stay behind.

Following Interval


  • 80 km/h: 83 feet, 25 meters, 1.1 sec
  • 104 km/h: 100 feet, 31 meters, 1.1 sec


  • 80 km/h: 110 feet, 33 meters, 1.5 sec
  • 104 km/h: 137 feet, 42 meters, 1.5 sec


  • 80 km/h: 154 feet, 47 meters, 2.1 sec
  • 104 km/h: 200 feet, 61 meters, 2.1 sec

Extra Long:

  • 80 km/h: 207 feet, 63 meters, 2.9 sec
  • 104 km/h: 272 feet, 83 meters, 2.9 sec

Essential Tips

Keep in mind if the vehicle in front of you slows down, abruptly stops, or is detected cutting in front, your Acura will notify you with a visual and audible warning letting you know that you should apply the brakes. This is a precursor to the vehicle applying the brakes itself.

Acura's that are equipped with Low-Speed Follow will display a "Stopped" logo in the information screen, letting you know the vehicle has come to a complete stop on its own. When the vehicle ahead of you begins to move, the vehicle icon on the information screen will begin to blink. To re-activate the system and resume it to its prior set speed, press the RES or SET button or gently press the accelerator.

As an Acura safety feature, Adaptive Cruise Control is equipped to make your drive more relaxing; however, your attention is still required. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us for more information.

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