What is Lincoln's Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control* feature?

Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control combines Reconocimiento de letrero de velocidad con Control de velocidad adaptativo to assist with keeping your journey as smooth and seamless as possible.

The system enables your vehicle to detect and adjust to the pace of the vehicle ahead of you in the same lane. Stop-and-Go functionality allows your vehicle to come to a complete stop and restart when traffic begins to move. Speed Sign Recognition uses the front-facing camera to detect speed-limit signs. Once a sign is recognized, the system can adjust your vehicle's speed to match your preset speed tolerance.

Using Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control

https://www.fordservicecontent.com/images/imagen/imagen2.dll?id=warning_owner&s=PNG&t=PNG WARNING: You are responsible for controlling your vehicle at all times. The system is designed to be an aid and does not relieve you of your responsibility to drive with due care and attention. Failure to follow this instruction could result in losing control of your vehicle, personal injury, or death.

See the "Adaptive Cruise Control" section of your manual del usuario para obtener más información.

Switching Adaptive Cruise Control On and Off

The cruise controls are on the steering wheel.

Switching Adaptive Cruise Control On

  1. Press the Cruise Control button to set the system to standby mode.
  2. The indicator, current gap setting, and set speed appear in the information display.

Switching Adaptive Cruise Control Off

Press the Cruise Control button when the system is in standby mode, or switch the ignition off.
Note: You will erase the set speed when you switch the system off.

Automatic Cancelation or Deactivation

The system may cancel if:
  • The tires lose traction.
  • You apply the parking brake.
The system may cancel and set the parking brake if:
  • You unbuckle the seatbelt and open the driver's door after you stop your vehicle.
  • Your vehicle is at a stop continuously for more than three minutes.
The system may turn off or prevent activating when requested if:
  • The vehicle has a blocked sensor.
  • The brake temperature is too high.
  • There is a failure in the system or a related system.

Switching Intelligent Mode On

Using the touchscreen:

  1. Selecciona Configuración.
  2. Press Driver Assistance.
  3. Select Cruise Control.
  4. Press Intelligent.

Switching From Adaptive Cruise Control to Cruise Control

https://www.fordservicecontent.com/images/imagen/imagen2.dll?id=warning_owner&s=PNG&t=PNG WARNING: Normal cruise control will not brake when your vehicle is approaching slower vehicles. Always be aware of which mode you have selected and apply the brakes when necessary.

Using the touchscreen:

  1. Selecciona Configuración.
  2. Press Driver Assistance.
  3. Select Cruise Control.
  4. Press Normal.

Note: The cruise control indicator replaces the adaptive cruise control indicator if you select normal cruise control. The gap setting does not display, and the system does not respond to lead vehicles. Automatic braking remains active only to maintain the set speed. The system remembers the last setting when you start your vehicle.

Setting and Changing the Adaptive Cruise Control Speed

To set the speed using Adaptive Cruise Control:

  1. Drive to the speed you prefer.
  2. Press either the Set + or Set - button to set the current speed.
  3. Take your foot off the accelerator pedal.
  4. The indicator, current gap setting, and set speed appear in the information display.
  5. Press the SET + button to increase the set speed.
  6. Press the SET - button to decrease the set speed.

Note: When adaptive cruise control is active, the speedometer may vary slightly from the set speed displayed in the information display.

Changing the Set Speed with Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control

When the intelligent mode is on, the system adjusts the set speed to the speed limit detected by the camera and the speed limit information provided by the navigation system.


  • The set speed adjusts when the system detects a different maximum speed limit.
  • The speed limit information provided by the navigation map data may be inaccurate or outdated.
  • The system alerts you if the set speed increases beyond the speed limit.

If the system does not detect a speed limit, the vehicle speed remains at the current set speed. You can override the set speed at any time. You may need to override or cancel the system in certain situations, such as inclement weather or if an incorrect speed is set.


  • 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.
  • Under certain conditions, the system may not adjust the vehicle speed until after your vehicle passes the speed limit sign.

See the "Adaptive Cruise Control" section of your manual del usuario para obtener más información.

Adjusting the Set Speed Tolerance

You can set a permanent speed tolerance that is above or below the detected speed limit.

Using the touchscreen:

  1. Selecciona Configuración.
  2. Press Driver Assistance.
  3. Select Cruise Control.
  4. Press Intelligent.
  5. Select Tolerance.
  6. Use + and - to set the tolerance.

Note: You cannot set the tolerance to more than 20 mph (30 km/h) above or below the recognized speed.

Setting the Adaptive Cruise Control Gap

When a vehicle ahead of you enters the same lane or a slower vehicle is ahead in the same lane, your vehicle speed adjusts to maintain the gap setting.

Press the Gap Setting button to cycle through the four gap settings.

The selected gap appears in the instrument cluster display.


  • The gap setting is time-dependent, and therefore, the distance adjusts with your vehicle speed.
  • It is your responsibility to select a gap appropriate to the driving conditions.
  • Each time you switch the system on, it selects the last chosen gap setting.

Following a Vehicle

When you are following a vehicle, and you switch on a turn signal lamp, adaptive cruise control may provide a small, temporary acceleration to help you pass.

Your vehicle maintains a consistent gap from the vehicle ahead until:
  • The vehicle in front of you accelerates to a speed above the set speed.
  • The vehicle in front of you moves out of the lane you are in.
  • You set a new gap distance.

The system applies the brakes to slow down your vehicle to maintain a safe gap distance from the vehicle in front of you. The system only applies limited braking. You can override the system by applying the brakes.

See the "Adaptive Cruise Control" section of your manual del usuario para obtener más información.

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*Feature is available on select vehicles. Features may vary based on model year, trim, options, packages, and supply availability. Use the Build and Price tool to view feature availability on current models. If you have questions or need more information, reference your manual del usuario or contact your Tienda de Lincoln. Driver-assist features are supplemental and do not replace the driver’s attention, judgment, and need to control the vehicle. Consulta tu manual del usuario para conocer los detalles y las limitaciones.