What is Land Rover Adaptive Cruise Control?

2020 Land Rover Defender


Adaptive Cruise Control is a handy driver-assistance technology found in new Land Rover models that enhances typical cruise control features that are found on most vehicles. Land Rover vehicles come standard with Cruise Control and Speed Limited that allows you to set a maximum speed to help you avoid breaking speed limits in Minneapolis, while Land Rover Adaptive Cruise Control goes further with its capabilities. Learn more about this technology, as well as what models have adaptive cruise control below. Don’t hesitate to contact our team if you have any questions.

How Does Adaptive Cruise Control Work?

  1. When Adaptive Cruise Control is engaged, your vehicle’s speed gets automatically reduced if a slower moving vehicle is detected in front of you. 
  2. The system uses its sensors to maintain a safe following distance to the vehicle that’s ahead of you.
  3. If the system detects that the slower-moving vehicle is no longer present, it automatically raises your speed back up to the original set cruise control speed.

How to Deactivate Adaptive Cruise Control

The Adaptive Cruise Control automatically deactivates in certain scenarios but retains the memory of its most recent settings. Below are several reasons why the system would deactivate while you’re driving on the roads in the Eden Prairie area:

  • The CAN button on the steering wheel is pressed
  • The brake pedal is pressed.
  • All-Terrain Progress Control (ATPC) is selected.
  • Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) or Electronic Traction Control (ETC) activates.
  • The Electronic Parking Brake (EPB) is applied.
  • Hill Descent Control (HDC) is selected.
  • When the speed limiter is in operation (when the pre-set speed limit has been reached).

Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go / Queue Assist

New Land Rover% models are equipped with Adaptive Cruise Control as well as Stop & Go or Queue Assist – these are the same feature just referred to by different names. Here’s a rundown on how this advanced technology works:

  1. It’s used in slow-moving lines of heavy traffic.
  2. When the vehicle in front of you slows to a standstill, the system brings your vehicle to a standstill.
  3. When the vehicle in front of you starts moving forward again, tap the accelerator pedal and the system will keep maintaining a safe following distance.
  4. You can adjust the following distance on your steering wheel-mounted controls.

What Models Have Adaptive Cruise Control or Adaptive Speed Limiter?

  • 2022 Land Rover Defender – available on select trim levels
  • 2022 Land Rover Discovery – available on most trim levels
  • 2022 Land Rover Discovery Sport – Available on most trim levels
  • 2022 Land Rover Range Rover – available on lower trims, standard starting on the Westminster Edition trim level
  • 2021 Land Rover Range Rover Velar – available on the R-Dynamic HSE
  • 2022 Land Rover Range Rover Sport – Available on all trims but the entry-level model.
  • 2022 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque – Available on most trim levels

Learn More About Land Rover Technology at Land Rover Richfield

If you have any additional questions about Adaptive Cruise Control, what Land Rover models have Adaptive Cruise Control, or other technology features like InControl®, don’t hesitate to give us a call. Our team is standing by to help find the new Land Rover vehicle that’s best suited for your Edina driving needs.

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