Chevrolet has recently announced that the 2014 Impala is now equipped with the so-called “full-speed-range” adaptive cruise control system that was designed to provide the vehicle’s driver with more relief when seated behind the steering wheel.
Based on the information obtained from Chevrolet, the full-speed-range adaptive cruise control system was made to lessen the amount of stress that the driver of an Impala would be getting while driving since this was designed to reduce the number of repeated stops and starts of the vehicle.
Chevrolet explained that the full-speed-range adaptive cruise control system which is first offered by the brand on the 2014 Impala makes use of forward-looking radar that allows the driver to choose from one of the three available gaps that were integrated on the car’s system. These gaps determine the distance of the Impala from the vehicle that it is following. In addition to that, the available gaps were programmed to adapt to a specific cruise speed that the driver selects. Thus, the distance of the Impala from the vehicle that it is following becomes larger as the provided cruise speed increases.
Aside from maintaining the gap between the Impala and the vehicle ahead, the full-speed-range adaptive cruise control system is also capable of automatically accelerating and braking the car in order to maintain the selected gap. Such feature works even on stop-and-go traffic conditions just like when passing on an automated toll booth.
However, the brand stressed that despite of the helpful functions provided by this new feature offered on the 2014 Chevrolet Impala, the driver are still required to provide full attention on the prevailing road and traffic conditions in order for him to override the system’s function in cases where manual acceleration and braking is required.
Finally, Chevrolet revealed that aside from the full-speed-range adaptive cruise control system, the 2014 version of the Impala is also equipped with other safety features such as the Forward Collision Alert and the Crash Imminent Braking systems. Both of these systems work together in order to help the vehicle avoid crashes and reduce the amount of damaged obtained during a crash.