Opel Astra Gains Latest-Gen Adaptive Cruise Control

Opel has brought the latest adaptive cruise control (ACC) technology to the compact segment by introducing it on the Astra hatch and Sports Tourer estate.

Currently available as an option to the 150 PS (148 HP) 1.4-liter EcoTec, 200 PS (197 HP) 1.6-liter EcoTec, and 136 PS (134 HP) CDTI, mated solely with the six-speed automatic transmission, the system uses the radar and front camera to maintain a certain distance to the vehicle ahead.

Operating at speeds between 30 and 180 km/h (19-112 mph), the ACC can automatically adjust the speed to follow the car in front, according to the selected distance – near, mid or far. Additionally, it can automatically decelerate when approaching a slower moving vehicle, braking the car to a full stop if needed, and it can also accelerate on its own if the vehicle in front does the same.

The Adaptive Cruise Control behaves like conventional cruise control if there is no car in the driving lane ahead, and Opel says that it also functions in traffic jams, by either resuming following the vehicle ahead, within three seconds, with a function available on the 1.6 CDTI and 1.6 EcoTec, or if the driver presses the switch or accelerator pedal. It also gives a visual and audible reminder to the driver to relaunch the car.

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  • TheHake

    How is this any different than the system used in the Golf for years now?

  • Andrew Ngo

    I thought I am reading an old article 3 years ago! This Cruise Control does not even come with Stop and Go! What is there to brag about?

    • NoFear

      LOL! ACC with Stop and Go function is standard for automatic transmission. And is available also for Opel Insignia and Zafira.

      From Press Release: The Astra’s full speed range adaptive cruise control can even brake the car to a full stop behind a preceding vehicle and provide the driver with additional support, for example in traffic jams. When the car has come to a full stop, it can automatically resume following the vehicle ahead within three second. Otherwise, the driver selects resume by pressing the “SET-/RES+” switch or the accelerator pedal when the vehicle in front starts moving again. If the vehicle in front starts moving and the driver does not respond, ACC gives a visual and an audible reminder to relaunch the car. The system then follows the vehicle again (up to the set speed).

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhAf27-_UuM