2013 Infiniti JX35: Guess What This Is?
June 20, 2012
Time for another round of "Guess What This Is?" It shows up as a button on our 2013 Infiniti JX35's steering wheel and among the cluster of buttons on the panel to the left of the wheel. By the way, yes, I am horrible at Draw Something.
It's actually the button for the Infiniti's Distance Control Assist (DCA) system.
From the owner's manual: "The Distance Control Assist (DCA) system brakes and moves the accelerator pedal upward according to the distance from the relative speed of the vehicle ahead to help assist the driver to maintain a following distance."
The manual goes on to clarify that DCA is only intended to maintain a safe following distance from the vehicle ahead. Its detection range is 490 feet.
Things DCA won't detect?
-- Stationary and slow moving vehicles
-- Pedestrians or objects in the roadway
-- Oncoming vehicles in the same lane
-- Motorcycles traveling offset in the travel lane
If you want more info on DCA, here's a video from Infiniti explaining the feature in more detail.
Caroline Pardilla, Deputy Managing Editor