Unlike regular cruise control systems, active or predictive cruise control systems use sensors to automatically adapt to the speed of the vehicle in front. This tech has been around on cars for many years now, but BMW Motorrad is now set to mark its debut on its motorcycles. The Active Cruise Control (ACC) system has been developed in cooperation with the partner, Bosch. According to BMW, “the many years of experience with passenger car driver assistance systems of both companies could be applied selectively here and used for motorcycle applications.”

The new system developed is capable of automatically regulating the vehicle speed when the distance to the vehicle in front is reduced, and keeps the distance defined by the rider. This distance can be varied in three stages. Both, the riding speed as well as the distance to the vehicle in front can be set conveniently using a…

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