Acura Safety Suite Now Deployed in More Than 100,000 US Vehicles

April 12th, 2017 by

2017 Acura ILX Safety

Acura announced that almost half of the Acura vehicles sold in the United States during 2017 have been equipped with the cutting-edge AcuraWatch suite of safety and driver-assist technologies. This state-of-the-art lineup of Acura safety offerings is also now available onboard all of Acura’s sedans and SUVs, and more than 100,000 vehicles on the road in the United States now feature AcuraWatch technology.

High-Tech Safety

Today’s buyers in the luxury market are much more concerned about safety features than consumers who came before them. Automakers are racing to meet this growing demand for advanced protective amenities, and Acura is right in stride.

Focused on the goal of a “zero collision” society, Acura continues to broadly deploy active safety and driver-assist technologies in its vehicles.

The AcuraWatch suite of technologies was first introduced in 2014, debuting onboard the 2015 Acura TLX. Since then, these cutting-edge safety amenities expanded for inclusion onboard each of the core Acura models. All of the 2017 Acura MDX and RLX models feature standard AcuraWatch technology, and AcuraWatch is further available for all 2017 Acura sedans and SUVs.

AcuraWatch uses advanced “sensor fusion” technology, employing millimeter-wave radar and a monocular camera to help maintain an automobile’s position in traffic and to help prevent or mitigate collisions.

Currently available AcuraWatch features include:

⁃ Collision Mitigation Braking System with Forward Collision Warning

• Road Departure Mitigation with Lane Departure Warning

• Lane Keeping Assist System

• Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow

Later this year, Acura will additionally introduce Traffic Jam Assist technology as an available feature for certain models. Traffic Jam Assist will enable vehicles to fully stop in traffic and then accelerate again without any input from the driver. This feature can also steer a vehicle in certain situations.

Experience State-of-the-Art Safety

Drivers can check out the current lineup of Acura vehicles and experience the cutting-edge AcuraWatch safety technologies found onboard these models at Jeffrey Acura. Stop in and see us, or contact us today to learn more about the latest Acura automobiles and to take your favorites out on the road for a test drive!

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