Intelligent Cruise Control system can adjust vehicle speed in anticipation of an approaching curve.

Certainly, intelligent radar-based cruise control systems that maintain distances from vehicles ahead aren't anything new. But Nissan has developed one that integrates with the on-board navigation system which utilizes route information. As a result, the Intelligent Cruise Control system can adjust vehicle speed in anticipation of an approaching curve. Then, as it clears the curve onto a straight road, the system gradually resumes to its original speed.

Also, a new feature of the Distance Control Assist alerts the driver to slow down, despite the accelerator being engaged, and allows the accelerator pedal to push back against the foot suggesting to the driver to release the accelerator. And in more serious situations, the system will also alert the driver through message and audio warnings, assisting the driver to engage the brakes.

The Intelligent Cruise Control system plus Distance Control Assist can be controlled separately via steering wheel controls and the system also has the ability to operate in full speed range starting at zero. Earlier intelligent radar based systems have speed limitations in the range of 5 to 100 km/h.

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