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Honda to launch predictive cruise control on CR-V

Date: 09 January 2015

Honda will launch a new predictive cruise control system on its CR-V in UK in spring this year which can react to other vehicles 'cutting-in' on motorways.

The new Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control (i-ACC) system uses a camera and radar to sense the position of other vehicles on the road.

It then applies an algorithm to predict the likelihood of vehicles in neighbouring lanes cutting-in by evaluating relations between multiple vehicles, enabling the equipped vehicle to react.

The new system will be available on the top Executive trim on the CR-V.

The new i-ACC system is able to compute the likelihood of a cut-in up to five seconds before it occurs, and is therefore designed to react so as not to startle the driver, who might not yet be aware of the imminent cut-in.

In this case the system applies just a mild brake initially, with an icon appearing on the driver display, informing the driver why a slow-down occurs.

It then proceeds to apply a stronger brake to adapt the velocity to keep a safe distance.

Dr. Kleinehagenbrock, responsible for i-ACC at Honda R&D Europe, said: "i-ACC takes cruise control systems to a whole new level, offering what we call 'predictive safety'.

"i-ACC recognises the side of the road you are driving on whether in the UK or on the continent and automatically detects which neighbouring vehicle is the most critical to be aware of at any given moment."