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Intelligent Cruise Control

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Nissan has added full-speed range following capability and a navigation-enabled function to its Intelligent Cruise Control.

Purpose

To realize Nissan's Safety Shield concept that "vehicles helps protect people", and to help drivers to maintain comfortable driving.

Features

When following a vehicle ahead, the system controls following distance, and integrates route-information via the on-board navigation system to control the speed of the vehicle when going into a curve.

Full-speed range following capability

Previous systems functioned within the range of approximately 5-100 km/hour, whereas the new system functions across the full-speed range.

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The system operates using information from a distance sensor. When following a vehicle ahead, the system controls following distance. If the vehicle ahead comes to a stop, the vehicle decelerates to a standstill within the limitations of the system.

Navigation-enabled function

Utilizing route-information fed through the on-board navigation system, the Intelligent Cruise Control system can modulate the vehicle-speed in anticipation of the next curve on the road.

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When approaching a curve with no vehicle ahead, the system gradually decelerates, and as it clears a curve onto a straight road, the system seamlessly resumes to the driver's preset speed.
* Each of the diagrams above illustrates a typical driving situation.

System Configuration

When the Distance Control Assist and Intelligent Cruise Control are both installed, the driver can select either function, according to the situation, by using a steering wheel-mounted switch.
System Configuration