How does Toyota's Dynamic Radar Cruise Control work

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!

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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.

2017 Toyota Corolla advanced safety features
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!