How The Camry’s Adaptive Cruise Control Works

January 9th, 2015 by


As a vehicle that has stood the test of time, it’s not a wonder that the Camry has managed to evolve into the vehicle it is today. One of the newest additions to the Camry is the adaptive cruise control system, also known as Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC) developed by Toyota to deal with cruise control on busy roads. This is a major shift in the paradigm of cruise control systems and represents the fruition of years of work by the Toyota research and development teams. The DRCC is able to be seamlessly combined with Toyota’s Pre Collision System and Brake Assist to create a much safer vehicle. Let’s take a look at how the DRCC works.

Mechanical Details of the DRCC

On any stretch of road, cruise control allows you to give your leg a rest by automatically engaging the vehicle to continue on at current speed while at the same time depending on your input for minor steering changes and braking. The DRCC goes a step further, using active vehicle-to-vehicle distance control to automatically brake the vehicle when another car enters into the lane in front of you. Using radar technology, the vehicle gauges the speed of the car ahead of your own and then automatically adjusts your vehicle speed to maintain the preset following distance. It’s almost like having a car drive itself.

As time goes by, there will be a lot more advances in drive assist controls, but for now the DRCC from Toyota is the most advanced system currently on the market. Additional safety is always a positive thing and Toyota has been mindful of the safety of its vehicle occupants from day one. If you’re interested in trying out Toyota’s DRCC, you can check out Warrenton Toyota in Warrenton, VA today and get a feel for this remarkable new technology yourself!

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