How to Use Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
As technologies continue to advance, automotive manufacturers are developing new and advanced safety features that are able to assist drivers while on the road. In fact, Toyota has many innovative technologies that are available with their vehicle line up, such as collision alert systems and lane assist systems. One of the popular technologies is a more advanced cruise control system by Toyota, which operates differently. So, here’s how to use Dynamic Radar Cruise Control.
The Toyota Dynamic Radar Cruise Control is designed for use on the highway and, like regular cruise control, maintains a preset speed for the vehicle. However, it offers more refinement than cruise control does by also using vehicle-to-vehicle distance control, which can adjust your vehicle’s speed in order to maintain a preset distance between you and the vehicles ahead of you. To do this, the system utilizes radar technology on the grille and an in-vehicle camera to monitor other vehicles that the distances that are between you and them.
If the system detects that the vehicle ahead of you is traveling slower is enters within the preset distance metric, it will then give an audio and visual alert to notify that you need slow down, and in some cases, the brakes will be applied for you. Then, when the slower vehicle is no longer detected in front of you, the system will accelerate to the speed that you had set. This system is available on the Corolla, Camry, Highlander, Highlander Hybrid, Land Cruise, RAV4, RAV4 Hybrid, Sequoia, Sienna, Tacoma and Tundra.
What is Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control?
This is a more advanced version of the Dynamic Radar Cruise Control system as it is designed to operate between 0 to 110 mph, whereas the original system was meant for highway use. The Full-Speed Range system also enables low-speed following, matching speeds and can stop before a possible collision with vehicles in front of you on the highway in certain scenarios. Although, this system is can only be equipped on vehicles with automatic transmission. In fact, the system is available on the Avalon, Avalon Hybrid, Camry, Camry Hybrid, C-HR, Corolla Hatchback, Prius and Prius Prime.