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Ford Escape: Adaptive Cruise Control / Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control

How Does Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control Work

Intelligent adaptive cruise control combines speed sign recognition with adaptive cruise control to adjust the cruise set speed to the speed limit detected by the speed sign recognition system. As the system detects new speed signs, the set speed updates.

Note: The adaptive cruise control gap setting operates normally.

Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control Precautions

WARNING: You are responsible for controlling your vehicle at all times. The system is designed to be an aid and does not relieve you of your responsibility to drive with due care and attention. Failure to follow this instruction could result in the loss of control of your vehicle, personal injury or death.

Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control Requirements

Traffic sign recognition must be enabled for intelligent adaptive cruise control to be active.

Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control Limitations

The speed limit information provided by the navigation map data could be inaccurate or out of date.

The system may not detect and read speed limit signs with conditional information, for example, when a sign is flashing, during specific time ranges, or when children are present.

Note: The system does not set the vehicle speed to speed limits shown with a supplementary traffic sign.

Under certain conditions, the system may not adjust the vehicle speed until after your vehicle passes the speed limit.

Switching Intelligent Mode On and Off

  1. Press Settings on the touchscreen.
  2. Press Driver Assistance.
  3. Press Cruise Control.
  4. Press Intelligent.

Adjusting the Set Speed Tolerance

You can set a permanent speed tolerance that is above or below the detected speed limit.

  1. Press Settings on the touchscreen.
  2. Press Driver Assistance.
  3. Press Cruise Control.
  4. Press Intelligent.
  5. Press Tolerance.
  6. Use + and - to set the tolerance.

Note: You cannot set the tolerance more than 19 mph (30 km/h) above or below the recognized speed.

Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control Alerts

If you increase the set speed beyond the speed limit or speed limit plus a positive tolerance value, the set speed indicator flashes.

The warning does not occur if:

  • You override the set speed using the accelerator pedal.
  • The vehicle speed exceeds the set speed due to being on a downhill slope.

Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control Indicators

Ford Escape. Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control

The set speed limit displays next to the detected speed limit in the instrument cluster.

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