2016 Discovery Sport

ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL OVERVIEW

WARNING

Adaptive cruise control is not a substitute for driving safely, with due care and attention. Adaptive cruise control may not function properly under all weather and road conditions.

Do not use adaptive cruise control in poor visibility, specifically fog, heavy rain, spray, or snow.

WARNING

Adaptive cruise control is not a collision warning or avoidance system and drivers should not assume that this feature will correct errors of judgement while driving.

Additionally, adaptive cruise control will not react to:

  • Stationary or slow moving vehicles below 6 mph (10 km/h).

  • Pedestrians or objects in the road.

  • Oncoming vehicles in the same lane.

The adaptive cruise control system is designed to maintain a gap from the vehicle ahead, or a set road speed if there is no slower vehicle ahead. A speed may be set at between 10 mph (16 km/h) and 112 mph (180 km/h). The set speed is displayed in the message center.

The system acts by regulating the speed of the vehicle, using engine control and the brakes.

The adaptive cruise control system uses a radar sensor, which projects a beam directly forward of the vehicle to detect objects ahead.

The radar sensor is mounted at the front of the vehicle, to provide a clear view forward for the radar beam. The sensor is mounted behind the grill in the lower aperture.

  • Use adaptive cruise control only when conditions are favorable, i.e., on main roads with traffic moving in lanes.

  • Do not use on icy or slippery roads.

  • It is the driver's responsibility to stay alert, drive safely and be in control of the vehicle at all times.

  • Keep the front of the vehicle free from dirt, metal badges, or objects, including vehicle front protectors which may prevent the radar sensor from operating.