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How to Adjust the Volkswagen Adaptive Cruise Control Distance

Modern cars are offering more and more systems designed to increase driver awareness and safety. Volkswagen’s Adaptive Cruise Control system is one of these popular features. Read on to learn how this system works and how to adjust the Volkswagen Adaptive Cruise Control distance.

The Volkswagen Adaptive Cruise Control system will work between speeds of about 20 mph and 95 mph. The system will maintain a set distance from the vehicle in front of you. When the system detects a slower vehicle in front of you, it will automatically slow down your Volkswagen. The distance can be adjusted, and the system is able to automatically apply the brakes if necessary.

Setting the Volkswagen Adaptive Cruise Control System

To set the Volkswagen Adaptive, you must first turn the system on using the button on your vehicle’s steering wheel. Once the system is active, the next step is to set the cruise control speed. Press the set button to set the speed at which the vehicle is currently moving. The set speed will now appear in the instrument cluster.

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The Adaptive Cruise Control system will now maintain a comfortable following distance from the vehicle in front of you.

Changing the Volkswagen Adaptive Cruise Control Following Distance

Once you have the Adaptive Cruise Control system activated and the speed set, you can adjust the following distance.

The Adaptive Cruise Control system determines the following distance based on a time interval. The interval can be set by pressing the “Adaptive Distance” button located on the steering wheel. Pressing the plus or minus buttons will switch between the five different interval options.

To deactivate the system, press the cruise control button on the steering wheel, or press the brakes. Pressing the “Resume” button on the steering wheel will resume the cruise control at the previously set speed.

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