Honda will be the first company to bring predictive cruise control system to its cars and the first model to get the system dubbed Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control (i-ACC) will be its Euro-spec 2015 CR-V.
Honda has developed the system in-house and according to its engineers, the system will be able to predict and automatically apply slight braking against other vehicles cutting you off into your lane.
The i-ACC system will be able to compute the situation of a cut-in up to five seconds before it occurs. During that, the car will slowly apply mild braking as well as notify the driver through an icon on the driver display.
Honda claims that its i-ACC will be way faster and smoother as compared to currently available adaptive cruise control systems, which reacts later thus requires stronger braking.
Dr. Schmuedderich, responsible for i-ACC at Honda Research Institute Europe GmbH comments: “i-ACC is a significant breakthrough and a considerable further step towards a new generation of driver assistance systems that anticipate the behavior of other traffic participants.”
Further, Honda has also said that its system will be clever enough to known where the car is being driven. It can react and adapt based on the country or continent.