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Last week I just purchased a new 2017 Volt with the Premier package. Before I do some road testing is there any way of verifying that I have the Adaptive Cruise Control? In the manual the controls on the steering wheel look the same for regular cruise control and the adaptive cruise control.
 

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The quickest way to tell is by looking at the front grill. Cars with ACC will have a separate center section and the Chevrolet bowtie will be flush with the panel. Cars without ACC will have a raised bowtie.

You can also consult your purchase sticker!
 

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ACC has a button to adjust following gap. It also has a message about automatic braking being disabled if you hit the gas pedal (yep, gas) when accelerating beyond the current speed setting.
 

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I will never, not get another car without adaptive cruse control. I just makes things so much easier. I'm also surprised on how much I like the heated steering wheel.


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ACC is shown as a separate option on the window sticker.
So you could just look there.

And I agree, it is a great feature that mostly works very well.
 

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I will never, not get another car without adaptive cruse control. I just makes things so much easier
Yep. On the morning and afternoon commutes, just pick a lane and hit the ACC. I can maintain better awareness of the traffic around me, and plan better for what's ahead. Much lower stress level.
 

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How do you turn off ACC if you have ACC on your car so that its just using normal cruise control?
 

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How do you turn off ACC if you have ACC on your car so that its just using normal cruise control?
You set the speed you want to go, say 70. If traffic will not allow you go that speed, the car slows down. If the traffic starts going 90 mph, you will go 70.

So it works just like a normal cruise control, except you don't have to manually slow down then hit Resume.
 

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You set the speed you want to go, say 70. If traffic will not allow you go that speed, the car slows down. If the traffic starts going 90 mph, you will go 70.

So it works just like a normal cruise control, except you don't have to manually slow down then hit Resume.
I will have to learn to trust! What if I tap the breaks? It would make me nervous to hit Resume w/o dropping the cruise control speed....
 

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Sheldon, it works fine. Remember, you are always the driver and need to stay vigilant. It does sometimes brake later than you might like, especially coming up on standstill traffic when you are cruising at speed. I covered some of the issues surrounding ACC and how I use it in another thread (beware of following distance of car behind you being one of the top considerations). You will learn how to use it just fine. If you stay as alert as you would with regular cruise and don't become too complacent, you won't have any problems.
 

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I will have to learn to trust! What if I tap the breaks? It would make me nervous to hit Resume w/o dropping the cruise control speed....
You don't have to hit resume unless ACC brings the car to a complete stop. You can set it to "maximum" following distance and it should give you a comfortable buffer (although I can't talk from experience...I don't have ACC) that will automatically slow down plenty when you approach a car. Just remain vigilant and you'll be fine.
 

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Top tip: The re-gen pedal acts like a cancel button too, just pull on it briefly; quick enough not to engage re-gen and ACC will cancel, find that it's better and faster than jabbing your thumb on the cancel button or pressing the brake pedal.
 

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If I set the ACC gap to mid or far, I can never beat how effective the regen of the car is. If I control the braking and accelerating in stop and go traffic, it's mostly yellow for me, while the ACC would be mostly green centered ball. The only time I'll have to really hit the regen paddle to achieve better regen is when I am on high speed 60 mph or higher and coming to a stopped traffic way ahead of me.
 

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Top tip: The re-gen pedal acts like a cancel button too, just pull on it briefly; quick enough not to engage re-gen and ACC will cancel, find that it's better and faster than jabbing your thumb on the cancel button or pressing the brake pedal.
Another tip, if you let the ACC do the complete braking for you in traffic, tap slightly the accelerator and the car will resume from a complete stop, no need to hit any resume button. The ACC will completely and automatically stop your Volt if the car in front of you comes to a complete stop, and only in this case, slightly tapping the accelerator pedal will resume your ACC. The ACC unfortunately, can't read stop signs and traffic lights when you're not following any car ... You know, you can easily forget, so be attentive when ACC is on, don't rely on it too much.

If you tapped the regen paddle, or pressed the ACC button, or the brakes, you need to hit the resume button if the car is still in motion, otherwise, accelerate the car to put in motion (any speed greater than zero) and then hit resume button right away to re-activate the ACC.
 

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ACC is one of the reasons I ponyed up for the Premier Volt. Years ago with my 99 Monte Carlo I was thinking: This is a great CC, but wouldn't it be great if it had radar and could adjust the speed to the guy in front of me?" Now I have it!
 

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are there any pics of the front emblem that have acc and a pic of the button in the car?
 

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I wish I had known more about this when I bought my car. I have both safety packages but this is not part of either one. Unfortunately I think I believed it was a part of the Safety 2 package and not a separate option. Sounds like this is a nice feature to have.
 
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