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How do you use Adaptive Cruise Control on the Honda Civic?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Honda Civic, How To, Technology, Tips & Tricks on Sunday, January 14th, 2018 at 8:31 am

Honda Civic Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow 

Becoming increasingly popular since around 2016, many Honda vehicles offer Adaptive Cruise Control with the intuitive Honda Sensing® features.  And the Honda Sensing® suite is available on most of the Honda Civic models and trims.  But, how do you use Adaptive Cruise Control on the Honda Civic? 

What is Adaptive Cruise Control? 

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) uses advanced sensors located on the front bumper of your vehicle to “see” and monitor vehicles that are in front of it.  By monitoring the other vehicles, the Adaptive Cruise Control feature will then adjust the speed so that your vehicle does not come into contact with the car in front.  Then, with the Low-Speed Follow, the system will maintain a following speed a specific distance behind the vehicle in front.  Or, if there is no vehicle ahead of you, the Low-Speed Follow will set the cruise to 25 mpg. 

The intelligent Honda Sensing® suite of driver-assistive and safety features has Adaptive Cruise Control available.  There are also many other features with Honda Sensing® that drivers find very useful, such as the Lane Keeping Assist System. 

[Read More: What is Honda Sensing®?]


How to use Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow? 

The simple instructions would be to turn on your car’s cruise control, set it to a speed you want and set the interval to short, medium, long or extra-long.  This will determine the amount of space the Adaptive Cruise Control will keep your vehicle from the one in front of it.  Here is a descriptive video from Honda on how to set and use Adaptive Cruise Control in the Honda Civic.  The video shows the 2016 Honda Civic model year, but the process is still the same on the newer models. 


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2016 Honda Civic – Using Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow

If you are interested in learning more about the Honda Civic and the available Honda Sensing® driver-assistive features, you can stop in or contact us at Indy Honda. 

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*ACC with Low-Speed Follow cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed, and other factors. ACC should not be used in heavy traffic, poor weather, or on winding roads. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.


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