Some manufacturers use this light in amber when the system is on but not engaged. It will also be amber to indicate a system malfunction.
Cruise Control Indicator symbol. This is a new symbol that replaces the simple word “Cruise” that is sometimes still used. Unfortunately, it is not immediately obvious to most what this symbol represents, until it is explained.
It is, of course a representation of a speedometer (the dial), with a pointer (arrow) indicating a speed. A second version in more advanced systems is even more confusing.
And last but not least, the Active Cruise Control Indicator symbol. This symbol adds a car to the speedometer and arrow in the previous symbol. Again, unfortunately it is not immediately clear to the average driver just what it is trying to say.
Variously called Radar Controlled or Adaptive, the systems operate the same way. It is not warning of an imminent collision, but rather showing that the cruise control system will maintain the speed needed to maintain the proper distance between your vehicle and the one ahead of you.
Set Indicator. Some manufacturers use Set to indicate that a speed has been chosen. It may be used to indicate a system problem. It will blink if that is the case.
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