Cruise control upgrade

24 Oct, 2006 1:00am

Active cruise control could soon become an option on mid-range models

More drivers will soon benefit from one of the most hi-tech bits of kit around. Active cruise control, currently an option only on top models due to high prices, could soon be fitted to cheaper motors.

New, more affordable devices will bring the distance control technology to mid-range cars by using laser sensors rather than costly radar ones. Production will start by 2010.