Adaptive Cruise Control Encourages Speeding reports Forbes. Cars' Adaptive Cruise Control Raises Crash Risks, U.S. Study Finds on USNews.
So, adaptive cruise control makes us less safe?!
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety released another study assessing the practices of drivers using adaptive cruise control and lane centering tech.
Major drawback to the study: 40 drivers from Boston! Quick search. Here's a headline from a few years back. Bostonians Are the Worst Drivers in the Country, Again (bostonmagazine.com)
Granted, the headline does lose some punch with 40 Drivers from Boston Speed with Adaptive Tech (yawn). Still, it's got me wondering.
Are there parts of the country where drivers might adapt to such features by slowing down? If we did one in Oregon would there be a difference between cities? Say, Hillsboro or Portland? Or between native Oregonians or Wisconsin transplants? I have no idea, but people are funny creatures!
Personally, I probably go faster on average with regular cruise control, but there are trips when I go full grandpa mode. Slow it down, turn the radio up, and drive like I own the day (and not the other way around).
Go here for the study: Speeding behavior while using adaptive cruise control and lane centering (iihs.org)