Setting the time interval for the adaptive cruise control*
Different time intervals to the vehicle in front can be selected and shown in the driver display as 1-5 horizontal lines - the more lines the longer the time interval. One line represents about 1 second to the vehicle in front, 5 lines represents about 3 seconds.
The same symbol is also shown when the Distance Warning function is activated.
When the symbol in the driver display shows two cars, ACC is following the vehicle in front at a pre-set time interval.
When only one car is shown, there is no vehicle within a reasonable distance ahead.
The adaptive cruise control allows the time interval to vary significantly in certain situations in order to allow the car to follow the vehicle in front smoothly and comfortably. At low speed, when the distances are short, the adaptive cruise control increases the time interval slightly.
Note that a short time interval only allows the driver a short time to react and take action if any unforeseen problem should arise.
Only use the time intervals permitted by local traffic regulations.
If the adaptive cruise control does not appear to react when activated, this may be because the time distance to the vehicle in front is preventing an increase in speed.
The higher the speed the longer the calculated distance in metres for a given time interval.