4

Why is it impossible to set a speed below 30 km/h on every Tempomat I've ever seen? Is it for legal reasons or technical difficulties with low speeds?

It would be helpful in a stop and go situation.

  • They are designed that way. – Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 Apr 21 '15 at 8:32
  • It's a safety consideration mostly. Your car can reach 30km/h pretty quickly + it's faster than it feels. You could have an accident or injure someone if you press the Resume button and you go flying forward. – Captain Kenpachi Apr 21 '15 at 15:48
7

Generally a 30 zone implies you are in town, where you are subject to children, pets, footballs, stopping traffic etc.

Cruise control is for long distances at a constant speed where you are not subject to rapidly changing risks - not for stop-go situations. In town you should be concentrating on what is going on and adjusting your speed constantly based on what is around you.

Specifically to your final sentence - Cruise control is the opposite of what you want in a stop go situation!

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.