G&M Auto Electrics are experts in cruise control

Controlling the Cruise Control 

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At G&M Auto Electrics in Warrnambool on the Great Ocean Road we like to stay informed. This means we need to know how auto electrics work. Let us share a simple explanation about cruise control. The brain of a cruise control system is a small computer that is normally found under the hood or behind the dashboard. It connects to the throttle control seen in the previous section, as well as several sensors. The diagram below shows the inputs and outputs of a typical cruise control system.

A good cruise control system accelerates aggressively to the desired speed without overshooting, and then maintains that speed with little deviation no matter how much weight is in the car, or how steep the hill you drive up. Controlling the speed of a car is a classic application of control system theory. The cruise control system controls the speed of the car by adjusting the throttle position, so it needs sensors to tell it the speed and throttle position. It also needs to monitor the controls so it can tell what the desired speed is and when to disengage.

Having trouble with your cruise control? Call us on 5562 6607 and we will fix it for you on time, every time and on budget.