How to enable Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control on Ford F-150

Intelligent adaptive cruise control on select Ford F-150 vehicles combines speed sign recognition with adaptive cruise control to adjust the cruise set speed to the speed limit detected by the speed sign recognition system. As the system detects new speed signs, the set speed updates.

Ford F-150 14th generation – (photo by Ford)

Traffic sign recognition must be enabled for intelligent adaptive cruise control to be active.


Enabling Intelligent Cruise Mode

Intelligent adaptive cruise control can be enabled or disabled via the SYNC 4 infotainment system on Ford F-150.

  1. Select Features on the center touchscreen.
  2. Select Driver Assistance.
  3. Select Cruise Control.
  4. Select Intelligent Cruise Control option.
Cruise Control settings in SYNC 4 system, Ford F-150 14th generation

Adjusting Speed Tolerance

You can configure the intelligent cruise to drive over or under the recognized speed limit. You cannot set the tolerance more than 19 mph (30 km/h) above or below the recognized speed.

  1. Select Features on the center touchscreen.
  2. Select Driver Assistance.
  3. Select Cruise Control.
  4. Select Intelligent Cruise Control.
  5. Select Tolerance.
  6. Use + and to set the tolerance.
Intelligent Cruise Speed Tolerance settings

Indicators

The set speed limit displays next to the detected speed limit in the instrument cluster on Ford F-150.

Intelligent Cruise speed indicators in instrument cluster of 14th generation Ford F-150

Alerts

If you increase the set speed beyond the speed limit or speed limit plus a positive tolerance value, the set speed indicator flashes.

The warning does not occur if:

  • You override the set speed using the accelerator pedal.
  • The vehicle speed exceeds the set speed due to being on a downhill slope.

Intelligent Cruise Limitations

  • The speed limit information provided by the navigation map data could be inaccurate or out of date.
  • The system may not detect and read speed limit signs with conditional information, for example, when a sign is flashing, during specific time ranges, or when children are present.
  • The system does not set the vehicle speed to speed limits shown with a supplementary traffic sign.
  • Under certain conditions, the system may not adjust the vehicle speed until after your vehicle passes the speed limit.

Which Ford F-150 models have Intelligent Cruise Control?

Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go is a part of Ford Co-Pilot360 Assist 2.0 package which is standard on King Ranch, Platinum and Limited. Its an optional feature on XLT and Lariat trims. This feature is not available on base XL trim.


Video Demonstration

Watch this official video by Ford to see how Intelligent Cruise Control works on Ford vehicles
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