How to Use Lexus Dynamic Cruise Control

October 17th, 2019 by

What is Dynamic Radar Cruise Control?

Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, or DRCC, is included on select Lexus vehicles to help drivers have a safer, more advanced cruise control experience. As the name implies, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control uses radar on the car to monitor the distance of the vehicle ahead of them. How? Well, you have an in-car camera that works in conjunction with a grille-mounted wave radar system, and both of those pieces of equipment will work to give you the power of DRCC. In addition to helping you maintain a safe distance behind a vehicle, it can also automatically apply the brakes if you’re getting too close to the car ahead. Say goodbye to annoying stop and go driving situations.

How to Use DRCC

Your automatic preset speed is 45 km/h (28 mph) to about 135 km/h (85 mph). If your Lexus senses everything is at a steady pace, it will go ahead and go with this preset speed. Using the radar and camera combination system, your Lexus will maintain a constant rate until it senses a vehicle in front of it. If you go within range of that vehicle and it detects an unsafe distance, your Lexus will gently apply the brakes and slow down to maintain distance.

While it’s easy to operate DRCC from steering wheel-mounted controls, it’s recommended that you read your owner’s manual to learn how to operate it in every imaginable road scenario. Like most other advanced features, your job is still always to keep your eyes on the road and prepare for the unexpected. Highly advanced cruise control is a comfort and luxury, but it’s no substitute for sharp eyes on the road at all times.

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Dynamic radar cruise control is changing the way Lexus drivers experience their daily commutes. It’s best used on roadways such as freeways, but it can be handy in busy everyday stop and go driving situations, too, as the system can apply the brakes when it needs to. If you’re intrigued by this feature, you’re not alone. Millions of Lexus drivers will fall in love with Dynamic Radar Cruise Control. Call us today to learn more about this remarkable Lexus safety system that also enhances convenience and comfort while driving.

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