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ENTERING FOLLOW MODE

WARNING

When in follow mode, the vehicle may not decelerate automatically to a stop, nor will the vehicle always decelerate quickly enough to avoid a collision.

Once a set speed has been selected, the driver can release the accelerator pedal. The set road speed is maintained.

The adaptive cruise control system identifies if a vehicle enters the same lane, or a slower vehicle is ahead in the same lane. The system automatically adjusts the vehicle’s speed to maintain the gap setting to the vehicle ahead. The vehicle is now in follow mode.

The instrument panel illuminates the follow mode warning lamp to confirm that follow mode is operational. See FOLLOW MODE (AMBER).

The instrument panel displays the gap set in the form of a vehicle with a varying number of bars in front of it.

The vehicle then maintains the constant time gap to the vehicle ahead until:

  • The vehicle ahead accelerates to a speed above the set speed.

  • The vehicle ahead moves out of lane or out of view.

  • A new gap setting is chosen.

If necessary, the vehicle's brakes apply automatically, slowing the vehicle and maintaining the gap to the vehicle in front.

The maximum braking which is applied by the adaptive cruise control system is limited. The driver can override the system by applying the brakes, if required.

NOTES

Driver braking cancels adaptive cruise control operation.

If the adaptive cruise control system predicts that its maximum braking level is not sufficient, an audible warning sounds while the system continues to brake. The message centre displays the message DRIVER INTERVENE. Take immediate action.

When in follow mode, the vehicle automatically returns to the set speed when the road ahead is clear. For example:

  • The vehicle ahead accelerates to a speed above the set speed, or changes lane.

  • The vehicle changes lane to either side or enters an exit lane.

The driver should intervene, if appropriate.

If a direction indicator is used, adaptive cruise control reduces the gap to the vehicle ahead so as to respond more quickly to the anticipated manoeuvre. If a manoeuvre is not actioned, the previous gap is restored after a few seconds. Enhanced response may not occur if adaptive cruise control detects that it is inappropriate. For example, a vehicle ahead is already too close, or the manoeuvre has already been completed.