How does Toyota’s Dynamic Radar Cruise Control work?

By Product Expert | Posted in FAQs, Safety on Monday, November 28th, 2016 at 3:40 pm
How does Toyota's Dynamic Radar Cruise Control work

Understanding new vehicle technology can get pretty confusing sometimes, and our team here at Serra Toyota of Decatur never wants you to feel overwhelmed! That’s why we answer FAQs as often as we can here on our blog. We have been asked about Toyota’s Dynamic Radar Cruise Control a lot lately, so we want to fill you in how it works and why it’s so beneficial!

Read more: How to activate the 2017 Toyota Corolla’s Sport Mode

Toyota Dynamic Radar Cruise Control

Dynamic Radar Cruise Control is similar to regular cruise control in that drivers select a driving speed they do not want to surpass, but that’s about where the similarities end. The Dynamic Radar Cruise Control system uses a camera and millimeter-wave radar to recognize if there is a vehicle directly in front of you. If there is, the system automatically makes speed adjustments to maintain a safe following distance between you and the car in front of you.

Dynamic Radar Cruise Control works at all speed levels, which in turn reduces driver fatigue. If you’ve ever been stuck in a long traffic jam or have had a brake-happy driver in front of you, you know tiring it can be to constantly adjust your cruise control settings. The system will automatically slow or stop your vehicle when the vehicle in front of you slows or stops, and the system will increase your speed as the preceding vehicle does. This makes highway driving much easier for drivers, and it makes driving long distances much less tiring.

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2017 Toyota RAV4 available Dynamic Radar Cruise Control

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Drivers interested in learning more about Toyota’s Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, or any other advanced safety features, are encouraged to contact our team here at Serra Toyota of Decatur. If there are other advanced safety features you would like to see us highlight in a blog post, please let us know in the comments!

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13 Responses to “How does Toyota’s Dynamic Radar Cruise Control work?”

  1. Jamie Gardner says:

    I was driving and had my dynamic radar cruise control on and car in front of me slowed in which my cruise control slowed down. I pulled into other lane and accelerated then my car completely shut off and then would not start back i finally was able to pull over then it finally restarted what is going on

  2. tony thivener says:

    bought an 2018 tundra, the dynamic radar cruise control was working fine the I get an error message ” please clean sensor” my question is where is the sensor so I can clean it off, it has lease then 300 miles and I have to clean a sensor.?

    • There are 2 systems used. One is laser cruise and it sees through the front windshield in the area in front of your rear view camera, and the second one is a millimeter wave radar sensor behind the front Toyota emblem

  3. Correction…in front of your rear view mirror…not camera

  4. ali haikal says:

    I have 2017 sienna limited edition ,could u tell me where i can fine Dynamic Radar Cruise Control

  5. ali haikal says:

    Toyota Dynamic Radar Cruise Control

  6. Sherry Keith says:

    I have a 2018 Toyota Avalon. The dynamic radar control will run you into the vehicle in front of you in the hard rain at night. It can not see the vehicle in front of you and will take off fast to reach it’s speed! I had to slam my brakes on 3 times in the hard rain at night during my travel!

  7. Brandon G says:

    You should NEVER use cruise control in the rain, it is so dangerous.

  8. Jose Silva says:

    I bought a Rav4 2017, the dynamic radar cruise control worked fine. An “PCS malfunctioning” error message appears. My question I can review the sensor, and like, if you have a video to see how to demote and check the millimeter wave radar sensor behind the Toyota front emblem, please answer.

  9. Tom D says:

    when using radar cruise control, , if my vehicle has to slow down using when the radar cruise is active , do my brake lights come on to advise the car behind me??

  10. RICHARD SNELL says:

    My radar cruise control caused a false speed reading to be read by an oncoming state patrolman, who promptly swung around and then ticketed me for 91 mph when I was actually driving at 60 mph. Of course he was unconvinced of my explanation! There was one vehicle about 300 ft in front of me and three others directly behind me who couldn’t pass because of the two lane double yellow no passing lines! Now faced with a CRIMINAL charge and the whole legal system challenge. Anyone else have any similar problems ?

  11. ID Paul says:

    My advice guys, if you are a careful driver I don’t think you need the Radar Cruise control. I’ve been driving my RAV4 67 Reg about more than a year now without the Radar Cruise Control and I have no issue with my car. …

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