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had a good discussion the other day about not using cruise control in the rain b/c if you lost control of your car, the cruise control will try to maintain the speed and make it harder for you to regain control. I was wondering with Active Handling will it disengage the cruise in that situation?
 

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itchynackers said:
It will disengage if the car senses any differences in wheel rotation.
This is true to a point but...

The cruise control will disengage at first sign of "slipping or sliding" not because of differences in wheel rotation but rather, because of the lateral acceleration sensors.

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Active handling will take away your control of the gas pedal and cruise control when it senses wheel slip or steering wheel position to actual direction. Period. :usa:
 

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When either TC or AH engages, the Cruise is automatically disengaged.

This isn't always a good thing, though. Suddenly slowing the engine on loose footing could cause you to swap ends.

You're rear wheels don't have to be slipping to engage TC or AH. Hitting deep water will often slow a wheel enough "fool" these systems even if you're going in a perfectly straight line.

TC and AH can only pull throttle, they never add throttle. This is unlike the system used by Porsche, which can actually give the engine more gas if it thinks it's necessary.

Personally, I find that to be a horrifying thought.
 

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TC and AH are "aids", not "cure-alls". That is very important to remember. :eyes:
 
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