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cruise control

a system, available for some automobiles, motorcycles, etc., that automatically maintains a vehicle's speed by taking control of the accelerator. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for cruise control
  • cruise control-which keeps a vehicle at a constant speed-has been around for decades.
  • Radar-equipped cruise control allows vehicles to adjust their speed automatically in traffic.
  • When all the problems have been worked out and things are in cruise control mode, the firm can outsource.
  • At the same time, vehicles leaving the jams are made to accelerate away quickly using automated cruise control.
  • And then there's adaptive cruise control that detects when the car is approaching an obstacle and slows down.
  • The car also has adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning, a backup camera and self-leveling headlights.
  • It features electric reverse, a high-output accessories connector and cruise control.
  • It comes with a list of standard features, including cruise control and a navigation system.
  • It concerns the switch that deactivates the vehicle's cruise control.
  • Use overdrive gears and cruise control when appropriate.
British Dictionary definitions for cruise control

cruise control

a system in a road vehicle that automatically maintains a selected speed until cancelled
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