# If You Set The Cruise Control Of Your Car To A Certain Speed And Take A Turn, The Speed Of The Car Will Remain The Same. Is The Car Accelerating?

Is the car accelerating? If you set the cruise control of your car to a certain speed and take a turn, the speed of the car will remain the same.

yes or no?

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The acceleration of a body is defined is the change in velocity of the body. Speed is a scalar while displacement is a vector implying that the magnitude as well as the direction are relevant.

If a car 's controls are set to ensure a constant speed and it takes a turn the car is accelerating as the initial velocity and final velocity are not the same in direction though the magnitude (which is the speed) is constant.

**The car turning at a constant speed is accelerating.**