Much of the equipment comes as standard on this flagship S-Type although the adaptive cruise control
, the voice control, parking sensors and automatic wipers were among a number of extras which took the price of this particular car from pounds 49,995 to pounds 52,824.
In one study, adaptive cruise control
was compared to standard cruise control and manual driving in an on-road test.
Other features such as the adaptive cruise control
, in which the car gauges distance between it and other objects, are only available in Jaguars to the knowledge of Ford spokeswoman Sara Tatchio.
The system, which has been developed to respond to possible cut-ins by applying gentle braking, increasing to maintain a safe distance between vehicles, aims to eliminate the harsher braking associated with current adaptive cruise control
The highly specified 300C Executive costs PS39,995, a price that includes adaptive cruise control
, blind spot monitoring system, forward collision warning, keyless entry, powered rear sunshade, and heated and ventilated Nappa leather seats among its many standard features.
The set up costs pounds 1,400 and includes adaptive cruise control
and lane departure alerts.
The HSE version costs pounds 50,695 and gets 20-inch diamond-turned alloy wheels, bright finish front grille and side vents, Adaptive Dynamics, including a new Dynamic mode on Terrain Response, Advanced Adaptive Cruise Control
with forward alert, adaptive bixenon headlights and Automatic High Beam Assist.
The car also has Adaptive Cruise Control
and Distance Alert systems that help the driver maintain a proper distance from the vehicle in front, thereby allowing a relaxed control when the traffic flow is uneven.
FORD'S latest generation Mondeo can now be specified with a new Adaptive Cruise Control
Those suppliers who are working on lane-departure warning systems, lane-keeping assistance systems, adaptive cruise control
, forward crash mitigation, and/or adaptive headlights (and nowadays, it is difficult to find a systems supplier that isn't involved in at least one of these) should take note of a CMOS image sensor from Micron Technology (www.
Adaptive Cruise Control
(ACC), which regulates the speed of the car and its distance to the vehicle in front, will be equipped.
Adaptive cruise control
together with a pre-crash system make use of a forward-facing millimetre wave radar.