What is AcuraWatch?

November 16th, 2017 by

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Why Buy from Acura Columbus

What is AcuraWatch? Only one of the most sophisticated networks of driver assistance technology in the industry, with features including:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System
  • Lane Keeping Assist System
  • Road Departure Mitigation System
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow 

You’ll find AcuraWatch technology available with the Acura ILX and Acura RDX, or fitted as standard with the Acura TLX, Acura MDX, and Acura RLX. Of the entire lineup, only the performance-focused Acura NSX supercar lacks these safety features.

Collision Mitigation Braking System

A combination of radar and forward-facing camera determine your distance to obstructions and your speed.

  • If a collision becomes imminent and you have time to apply the brakes, audible and visual warnings will be provided.
  • If you fail to take action, light braking will be applied automatically.
  • When a frontal collision is unavoidable, stronger braking is applied to reduce impact force.
AcuraWatch Collision Mitigation (MDX)

Lane Keeping Assist System

A forward-facing camera mounted just above the inside rearview mirror keeps tabs on which lane you’re in.

  • If you drift away or steering out of your detected lane without signaling, an audio alert and onscreen message lets you know.
  • If you fail to take action, gentle steering pressure will be applied to bring you back to center.
  • If you’re on gently curving roads, your car will be kept in the center of your chosen lane.
AcuraWatch Lane Keeping Assist (ILX)

Road Departure Mitigation System

A camera identifies the side of the road by detecting painted lines, cat eyes, and Botts’ Dots.

  • If you are detected leaving the road, a display message and visual warning provides an alert, and your seatbelt is automatically tightened.
  • The active steering function of the Lane Keeping Assist System works with autonomous braking to bring you back to your detected lane.
AcuraWatch Road Departure Mitigation (RLX)

Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow

Great for coping with stop-start traffic through Columbus, Westerville, and Worthington, Adaptive Cruise Control adjusts your preset speed to maintain a safe distance from the vehicle ahead.

  • During highway cruising, select a short, medium, long, or extra-long interval from the vehicle ahead.
  • Set a speed between 25 and 90 mph, then raise or lower it using controls on your steering-wheel.
  • After stopping, you can tap the throttle or use steering-wheel controls to reacquire the desired interval.
AcuraWatch Adaptive Cruise Control (ILX)

AcuraWatch Technology Represents Groundbreaking Automotive Safety

When you drive home in a new Acura, you can count on receiving top-tier safety technology. To find out more or arrange a test drive, simply contact Acura Columbus today.