What is AcuraWatchTM?
There is little else as important as safety in your vehicle. It is everyone’s number one priority and that’s why we work so hard to ensure the safety features in your vehicle are updated and work with you. Acura prides itself on offering a comprehensive suite of safety features under our AcuraWatchTM program.
At Silverhill Acura, we are always happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have about the safety features in your vehicle. Read on below to find out more about the safety features available in your new Acura with AcuraWatchTM !
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow
Cruise control makes those long distance drives more enjoyable! But we all know nothing is worse than having to constantly adjust your settings based on what everyone is doing around you. With Adaptive Cruise Control, an advanced radar system is discreetly hidden into the front grille of your vehicle. This radar system is engineered to follow the vehicle in front of you. You choose and set a distance and speed to follow. Then your Acura vehicle will adjust your speed while stopping and starting with the movement of vehicles around you to keep that set distance.
Blind Spot Information (BSI) System and Cross Traffic Monitoring
Most vehicles have that pesky blind-spot, but both the AcuraWatch Blind Spot Information System and Cross Traffic Monitoring expand your vision. These systems provide information about vehicles that are in, or about to enter your blind-spot. This information is given when you are passing, being passed, merging into traffic or changing lanes. The systems give you information on objects going as slow as 10 km per hr. These systems use an advanced radar to provide accurate information. You will get a signal in the cabin of your vehicle.
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) System
No one wants to drift from their lane, but with so much happening on the road we know that it can happen. We also know that it can be detrimental if it does. With the Lane Departure Warning System you will get a visual and audible alert if your Acura starts drifting from its lane without the signal light applied. A camera is onboard to monitor your Acura’s lane position at all times.
Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
AcuraWatch takes staying in your lane one step further! While the Lane Departure Warning System gives you an alert when your Acura leaves its designated lane. The Lane Keeping Assist System actually applies light steering torque to return the vehicle to the center of the lane. When your Acura crosses detected lanes during normal road conditions, the vehicle is engineered with an active steering function to help return it to the center. A continuous beep will also occur to alert the driver.This system uses a monocular camera that can identify road markings.
Road Departure Mitigation (RDM)
AcuraWatch pushes to keep your vehicle on the road! It goes so far to have a third available safety feature. So while LDW will give you an audible signal and the LKAS will use its active steering function to keep your Acura between the lines, the RDM will go above and beyond. The Road Departure Mitigation system can identify trees, parked cars and objects on the side of the road. If RDM thinks you are going to leave the road it will send you a warning message. Then it will use active steering to keep you on the road, as well as apply the brakes if it sees fit.
Forward Collision Warning (FCW) Warning
Things can happen on the road in the blink of an eye. The Forward Collision Warning uses advanced technology to determine the distance between your Acura and the vehicle directly in front of you. If the distance begins diminishing, the system will calculate the vehicle’s individual speeds and determine if a collision is likely to occur. There is a programmed threshold that when exceeded will cue the system. If the threshold is reached and a collision is likely the FCW will deploy a warning through a beeping sound and visual alerts to brake.
Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS)
If your speed is not reduced when a Forward Collision Warning is issued, then the CMBS reacts accordingly. The Collision Mitigation Braking System is engineered to pull on the seat belt to give you another sensory warning. Then it will automatically apply the brakes, hoping to reduce speed and minimize impact force.