The adaptive cruise control does NOT apply the brakes to maintain distance, it reduces the throttle opening. MostI wonder if people with premature wear so early, frequently use the adaptive cruise control? It seems to me that when I use it, the rear brakes are being applied to maintain the distance between me and the vehicle in front of me. This tactic makes the ride smoother.
cars with adaptive work the same way. Dont's believe me, try applying the brakes while driving with partial throttle
opening, and you'll see the engine power cut back. This is part of a government mandated action so that if the
throttle sticks open, the brakes can still over power it and stop the cat. The worst part of the adaptive system is that
when it lets off the throttle, the brake lights do not come on, and if someone is tailgating you, he has no warning
you're slowing down. Very dangerous in my opinion. That's why I specifically ordered my SE without adaptive cruise.
It's the work of the devil.