2012 Audi A8L: Stuck In Traffic? Let ACC Take Over
February 29, 2012
Heavy traffic is a common occurrence in any major city. In Southern California, there's no rush hour, just brief windows when it's slightly less bad.
If you care to disengage from the driving experience a bit more during times like these, just click on the A8's adaptive cruise control. Like others of its ilk, it's just not for freeway cruising -- the Audi's system is fully capable of slowing and bringing the car to a stop when it detects slowing traffic ahead and then accelerate the A8 again once the car ahead starts to move. No real need to use the pedals, just steer to stay in your lane.
I used it this morning for a while. It worked just as it should, accelerating and braking smoothly based on the car ahead. That's not to say I was snoozing at the wheel. But the A8's adaptive cruise control certainly does add to the luxury flagship feel of the car.
Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 10,228 miles