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Jul 19, 2016 | Innovation
A relaxed holiday.

Whether you are on your way to the coast, the mountains or a business meeting, long journeys on the motorway can be tiring, whilst requiring the utmost concentration from the driver. For its entire model range, Volkswagen offers an assistance system which can be helpful in such situations, namely the ACC. ACC is the abbreviation for ‘Adaptive Cruise Control’. The ACC is a cruise control system that adapts automatically to the flow of traffic, within system boundaries.

The basis of the ACC is a radar system which is centrally positioned at the front of the vehicle and can register the distance and relative speed of the vehicle in front of you. When the car in front of you breaks, so does your Volkswagen, and accelerates again when the distance between the two vehicles allows it. This means that the prescribed minimum distance can be maintained with a high level of reliability. You are able to increase this minimum distance in the system, should you wish to do so.

For vehicles with manual gearboxes, the ACC can maintain your desired speed as long as this is above the minimum of 30 km/h. If you have opted for a Volkswagen with a dual clutch gearbox, the ACC may be used from 0 km/h and is able to re-accelerate automatically in stop-and-go traffic. The potential top speed is either 160 km/h or 200 km/h, depending on the model.