My first experience with adaptive cruise control was the last generation Merc S Class. Now it seems most luxury vehicles have the feature, but this is my first experience with GM’s version in the XTS Vsport. What’s nice? It is a full range adaptive cruise control. But through my week with the ride I actually did not stumble upon any bumper-to-bumper traffic.
What is also nice? There are only three detents for setting the gap between you can the pace car. Big gap, medium gap, small gap. Sometimes simpler is better (especially when it comes to heated seats- low or high seem to do the trick. Any further modulation I will pull off by toggling the switch on and off). So I applaud GM for making the system easy to use. The set speed illuminates in both the cluster and the awesome Heads-Up Display.
Keep it simple to give the impression we are one step closer towards autonomous driving. I like that.