Cruise control is an extremely popular aid that enables the driver of a motor vehicle to accelerate to a chosen speed, activate the system and then keep to that speed without having to touch the accelerator. Because there is more and more traffic on the road and many areas where there are permanent or temporary speed limits, many drivers feel safer behind the wheel of a car that has cruise control. The cruise control electrics are simple to switch on and off. In most cars the cruise control electrics can be turned off by pushing the brake pedal as well as pressing the cruise control switch.
Cruise control systems have the advantages of providing a less stressful, more comfortable motoring experience, reducing fuel consumption, minimising the risk of speeding fines, especially in average speed areas, and lowering exhaust emissions.
Cruise control systems are often fitted in vehicles when they are manufactured. However, it is possible to have a cruise control system fitted in a vehicle that does not have one. The parts required for the installation of cruise control can be easily accessed and there are many auto electricians who specialise in cruise control electrics.
Cruise control is a valuable aid to the driver and makes driving a more pleasurable experience.