A Cruise Control system automatically controls a vehicle's speed. This mechanical servo system takes over the throttle to maintain the speed set by the driver.
- It helps the vehicle to automatically maintain a speed selected by the driver. When this is activated at any speed above about 25mph, the accelerator pedal can be released.
- An actuator motor or vacuum servo then opens and closes the throttle, as needed, to maintain the speed.
Tapping the clutch or brake pedal activates a switch that disengages the system. Touching the resume button or any switch that causes the vehicle to re tun to the original speed setting. Depressing the accelerator pedal for passing does not affect the setting. When the pedal is released, the system returns the vehicle to the preset speed. To disengage and to deactivate the speed control system, move the off-on switch to off.