VitaminJ wrote:A mindful driver + cruise control will result in even better efficiency!
True, when I've used cruise in the past I'd generally cancel the cruise and speed up a little before a larger hill then gradually lose speed as I ascend and finally at the top of the hill resume the cruise. I'd also leave cruise on for descents where I might tend to speed, that is unless a big hill is coming right up in which again I'd gain speed going into the next ascent and gradually lose it again.
Personally, I'd LOVE a programmable or smart cruise where you could program in things like maximum power, accept
if speed drops below a particular value, at which time the motor could give more power and possibly if the car dropped below say the minimum speed limit the car could give full motor power. When I hear the term "adaptive cruise control" I think of my wish but I believe thats just to slow the car down if it gets too near the car ahead of you, not what I'd want