2015 Nissan Murano: Fractionally Autonomous Cruise Control
by Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor on September 25, 2015
Our 2015 Nissan Murano isn't anywhere near autonomous, but it does have one piece of the puzzle — adaptive cruise control. Just set your speed and it maintains a set distance from the car ahead of you. Pretty basic stuff, but when it doesn't work well, it's more hassle than it's worth.
In this case, Nissan's "Intelligent Cruise Control" works quite well.
For one, the controls are simple. Once you hit the main switch to engage the system, setting and adjusting speed is done with the large toggle switch. It's easy and can be done without looking, which is of course the way it should be. Adjusting the following distance is done with the button just to the left of the toggle switch and that too can be done without looking down.
Once engaged, the system does a good job of maintaining the set distance without constantly slowing down and speeding up. And it doesn't get easily confused by cars moving in and out of your path. Some other systems react too quickly to changing situations and the result is more annoying than helpful. This is a system that I use regularly and would recommend to anyone.
Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor