AcuraWatch Features Overview
For Acura, safety is personal. The brand has remained committed to the unrelenting pursuit of achieving a zero-collision society through pioneering cutting-edge safety features across its lineup of luxury cars and SUVs. This holistic approach to safety and driver-assistive innovations at Acura has made an industry-leading impact. Today, the comprehensive AcuraWatch™ suite of active safety features is now included as standard across the entire Acura model lineup. To help provide you with a more thorough understanding of exactly how these groundbreaking safety features protect you inside and outside of your Acura, our team at Joe Rizza Acura has assembled this helpful reference guide. Let’s take a closer look!
What is AcuraWatch™?
AcuraWatch™ was introduced to the Acura lineup in 2014, and its impressive popularity has seen its availability expanded to cover all core models. AcuraWatch™ features use advanced “sensor fusion” technology, combining millimeter-wave radar and a monocular camera to help prevent crashes, mitigate impact force, maintain your position in traffic, and warn you of danger.
It’s the driving force behind Acura’s goal of creating a “zero-collision society.” In the words of Jon Ikeda, Vice President and General Manager of Acura, “Deploying active safety and driver-assistive technology broadly is one way we are taking care of our customers and differentiating Acura.”
AcuraWatch™ Features Explained
Collision Mitigation Braking System
This revolutionary system has the ability to alert you to potential obstacles ahead of you. Using both camera and radar to detect obstacles, this system is programmed to provide visual alerts in the event that a crash is possible. Should you fail to react, it can automatically apply the brakes for you.
Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow
Putting drivers first in an unpredictable world, Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow is able to maintain a safe following distance relative to the vehicle in front of you. Adding both confidence and convenience, these types of driver-assistive innovations help us move one step closer to a zero-accident society.
Blind Spot Assistance
Since even the best drivers can use some help from time to time, the Blind Spot Information System is engineered to improve your situational awareness. You’ll benefit from various audible and visual cues that help you drive with more caution in tricky situations.
Surround-View Camera System
Four exterior cameras working in tandem give you a 360° view of the space immediately around the car through the navigation display, taking the guesswork out of parking. You can toggle camera views with a button on the navigation display controls or on the end of the turn signal lever.
Other available AcuraWatch™ features include:
- Rear Cross Traffic Monitor
- Head-Up Warning (HUW)
- Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) system
- Forward Collision Warning (FCW) System
- Lane Departure Warning (LDW) System
- Traffic Sign Recognition
- Parking Sensors (Front and Rear)
- Auto High-Beam Headlights
No matter which new Acura vehicle you choose, you’ll be able to enjoy the benefits and peace of mind that come from knowing you’re protected behind the wheel. Every new Acura model comes standard with the innovative AcuraWatch™ suite of active driver-assist features to keep you one step ahead of danger and prepared for the unexpected.