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Ford video shows how adaptive cruise control eases traffic jams

Further proof that our own bad driving habits cause traffic snarls

Further proof that our own bad driving habits cause traffic snarls.

First Drive
Cadillac Super Cruise β€” a hands-off review

It’s not self-driving, but it steers us toward an autonomous future

It's not self-driving, but it steers us toward an autonomous future

What Does the Adaptive Cruise Control Warning Light Mean?

Since the 1970s, cruise control has gained widespread use and is a standard part of cars today.

Opinion
The Audi Q7 doesn't want me to speed and I'm not totally okay with that

Call it over-active cruise control.

Why a camera feeding information to the adaptive cruise control system might make you less safe, not more.

Featured
New safety and connected features help distinguish VW's lineup

Apple CarPlay, Android Auto Available Now In Showrooms

As Volkswagen seeks to regain footing in the United States, the company launches advanced driver-assist and connectivity features to most of its lineup of cars.

Official
Volkswagen bringing driver assistance systems to its 2016 lineup

Volkswagen announces new driver assistance and safety technology features coming to its entire 2016 lineup. VW offerings will also get an upgraded infotainment system.

Report
Ford wants smart cruise that's speed and grade sensitive

Ford has patented a way to use information about things like road grade and navigation data to more efficiently make use of the adaptive cruise control. The system seems perfect to help autonomous vehicles maximize their fuel economy.

Video
The Ford that won't let you speed

The UK-market Ford S-Max features an Intelligent Speed Limiter, a cruise control setting that automatically maintains the posted speed limit. It does so by using cameras in the windshield to read speed limit signs.

Official
New Honda smart cruise control predicts other motorists' future idiocy

Honda is offering a predictive cruise control system on the Exectuve Grade CR-V in Europe starting this year. Advancing the capabilities of the present adaptive cruise control, the Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control (i-ACC) will be able to foresee and automatically react to other vehicles cutting in ahead of you up to five seconds ahead of it happening.

Official
Mini adding new driver assist systems to future models

With all the recent news about automated vehicle technology (from Ford, Nissan and Toyota, among others), Mini is bringing some not-so-groundbreaking tech into its products to better keep the driver connected to the car. Other than stating that these new technologies will roll out in future models, there is no telling when we could see them starting to show up, although our best guess is the 2015 Mini Cooper.

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Toyota develops new pre-collision system with steering assist

A number of automakers are working on developing fully autonomous cars, but it looks like the groundwork for such technologies will likely show up first as semi-autonomous systems for both safety and convenience. Following recent announcements from Nissan and Ford in this area, Toyota has now released information for some of its advanced semi-autonomous technologies that could be offered in production cars over the next few years.

In Detail: Cadillac XTS

For generations Cadillac has been synonymous with large, American luxury sedans. But in 2012 the unthinkable happened: Cadillac failed to field a single full-sized car. Cadillac's mid-sized CTS lineup had taken center stage, with bigger models like the STS (formerly Seville) and DTS (formerly DeVille) falling by the wayside. 2011 was the last year for the DTS.

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Tesla Model S has secret menu that shows possible upcoming features

The Telsa Model S may have won just about every automotive award it could last year, but that doesn't mean it's a perfect vehicle. Far from it. Drivers have been asking when the already high-tech vehicle will get somewhat normal features, like adaptive cruise control or blind spot detection. Well, a new video of menus hidden within the giant touch screen in the Model S shows that those two features might be coming soon, along with a lane departure warning. When these options might arrive is anyo

Official
How the Honda Accord PHEV blends Eco Assist and adaptive cruise control

As we detailed in our First Drive report of the 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid, the powertrain involved is a bit confusing for non-engineers to understand. Of course, you don't need to know, exactly, what's going on under the hood, but we were still curious about how the Accord PHEV integrates Eco mode with the adaptive cruise control. Specifically, does the ACC adjust speed to take maximum advantage of regenerative braking (and thus electric range)?

Study
9 of 10 drivers want assist technology, but fewer than half want self-driving cars

Do you want a car with the latest in lane-departure warning, parking sensors, and the like? According to The Detroit News, interest in active safety features like those does not necessarily mean you want a self-driving car.

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Watch Cadillac's new semi-autonomous Super Cruise in action

Cadillac is trying to make a name for itself on the safety and technology front, recently introducing its new Safety Alert Seat and outfitting new models with a suite of safety equipment that arguably puts it among the leaders in the industry. We got a chance to sample some of this last month, but we were also allowed to "drive" a semi-autonomous SRX test mule equipped with what Cadillac is calling "Super Cruise."

Self-Driving Car Technology Is Ready, But Are We? [VIDEO]

Cars without drivers, like the one Google recently used to put a man who is 95 percent blind behind the wheel, are getting closer to reality. But before a fully autonomous car pulls up at your doorstep, the semi-autonomous vehicle will likely take over driving from time to time first.

Subaru introduces "New EyeSight" system

Volvo may have been one of the first car companies to bring an automatic braking system to the street, but it certainly won't be the last. Subaru just announced it's the New EyeSight – a system that uses two cameras to detect potential collision hazards and stop the vehicle if necessary. The cameras work in conjunction with something Subaru is calling pre-collision braking control. If the cameras detect an object like a pedestrian or car in the vehicle's path, an alarm will sound to alert

Report: Toyota begins investigating '10 Prius cruise control complaints

2010 Toyota Prius – Click above for high-res image gallery

Report: Toyota begins investigating '10 Prius cruise control complaints

2010 Toyota Prius – Click above for high-res image gallery

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