I drove from Sydney to the other side of Newcastle last week and used cruise control on the M1. From what I have read cruise control doesn't work on very low speeds. From my experience I found that you have to get used to the distance set between the you and the car or truck in front because in the case of trucks particularly you could end up at a much lower speed on a rise. If you need to overtake you either have to accelerate to close the gap before overtaking or move straight into the next lane but make sure you have the room with cars in that lane to cover the exta distance. My preference would be after doing it a few times is to accelerate to close the gap and then overtake. I always bring the car to the speed I want with the accelerator and then set cruise control. I hope this is helpful.hHi there
I am having some difficulty getting to grips with Cruise Control. It is an Australian model with smart cruise.
This cruise works differently to any other i have used.
The first time i used it on the freeway, by accident it seems i set it to a limit of 30 kilometres per hour (18kmph) when travelling at 100 kph (60 mph).
Resulting in the vehicle autonomously slowing to 30ks in traffic with the accelerator disengaged until i pressed the brake to reset it.
It then repeatedly reduced speed. Quite dangerous. manually turning off the cruise control stopped it.
Trying to read the manual, the cruise control will set a target speed between zero and 180kph (100 mph) by using the set and resume buttons if you hold them down. I must have done that setting it to 30 whilst using the set- button to reduce speed which is the normal method i use for any other cruise control.
Even when i think i understand it, it seems to want to set high or low speeds occasionally and autonomously get to them.
Anyone else had a problem getting to grips with it.
I think that its a pretty dangerous cruise control for the uninitiated.