Adaptive Cruise Control is not, as you may think, a method of keeping young Tom and Penelope out of harm’s way, but is in fact a method of using computers to control vehicles and so avoid accidents, traffic jams and the like. Breakthrough new tech? – RoadEye Radar which is currently under test in the DenseTraffic project.
‘These 2nd generation ACC systems will be able to stay in control of a vehicle’s engine and brakes at speeds of anything between zero and 250 kilometres per hour, in a straight line and in road bends of much tighter radius than before, and handle the situation of vehicles cutting in front of you. They can even cope with traffic coming completely to a halt and starting off again, a situation typical of today’s congested roads.’