Traffic Aware Cruise Control


Now Implemented!


Offer a cruise control that is combined with brake assist and keeps the car at a set distance to the car traveling ahead.


You set the speed, say, to 80 MPH. Now a car changes into your lane, traveling slower. The Model S would automatically break to keep the distance and follow that car at that preset, speed-dependent safe distance. Once the car vacates the lane Model S would accelerate to the set speed again.

So convenient! I have driven rental cars that had it and from Seattle to Portland, OR, I never hit the brake or accelerator once! Just kept cruising along…

Many car makers offer this now.

It costs $2800 on a 2014 Mercedes-Benz E350 Sport sedan (but includes other safety systems). On a 2014 BMW 528i, it costs $1800 (but includes a rearview camera and other safety systems).


Implemented in new cars made after November 2014 and with v6 software.

Category: Y3XS Applies to:
     Created 14-Oct-2013


Martin, no idea... Moderator, can you help?
    Created 6-Nov-2013
Volker, thank you for alerting me. How can I drop a request? I can't seem to find a button for it.
    Created 24-Oct-2013
This request is already covered and has (as of just now) 72 votes:
Adaptive Cruise Control

I'd suggest you drop this redundant request and support the original request instead. If you think your request is different, please be more specific about it.
    Created 24-Oct-2013