What Is AcuraWatch™?

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    Take a drive with Vern Eide Acura in Sioux Falls to learn more about Acura driver-assist technologies and safety features.

AcuraWatch™ (formerly known as the AcuraWatch Plus Package) is a suite of driver-assist technologies and safety features designed to help prevent car accidents and increase driver awareness. Is AcuraWatch worth it for Sioux Falls car shoppers? Yes, but luckily you won’t have to make that tough decision. You can’t put a price on your family’s safety and that’s why AcuraWatch comes standard equipped on every new Acura vehicle. Join the staff here at Vern Eide Acura as we review the advanced safety features of the AcuraWatch suite.

Forward Collision Warning System

AcuraWatch Safety Feature

Using the combination of a camera and radar waves, the Forward Collision Warning (FCW) System is meant to reduce the stress of driving in traffic by detecting vehicles ahead and determining if a collision is imminent.

Collision Mitigation Braking System

AcuraWatch Safety Feature

The Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS™)* alerts South Dakota drivers to potential collisions and can actually reduce the force of a collision if one becomes unavoidable.

Road Departure Mitigation System

AcuraWatch Safety Feature

In the event you unintentionally drift off the road, the Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) System* is there to help South Dakota drivers with visual alerts and tactile assistance such as steering input and vibration, vehicle braking, and tightening of the seat belt.

Adaptive Cruise Control

AcuraWatch Safety Feature

Traditional cruise control has always been a useful tool on long highway trips, but it’s not very helpful during your daily commute on any South Dakota interstate or highway. Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)* changes that, allowing you to set a desired speed while maintaining a time interval between you and the car detected ahead.

Lane Keeping Assist System

AcuraWatch Safety Feature

Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)* and Lane Departure Warning (LDW)* work together to help keep South Dakota drivers in their lane. LKAS will assist you with audible beeps and steering input if you should move from a detected lane without signaling.

Blind Spot Information System

AcuraWatch Safety Feature

Thanks to radar sensors in the rear bumper, Acura’s Blind Spot Information System will provide audible and visible alerts when South Dakota drivers signal to change lanes into an adjacent, occupied lane.

Rear Cross Traffic Monitor

AcuraWatch Safety Feature

Using sensors located near the rear corners of your Acura, the Rear Cross Traffic Monitor* can detect approaching vehicles from either side while reversing out of a parking spot or onto a busy street.

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Traffic Jam Assist

AcuraWatch Safety Feature

To help South Dakota with their stop-and-go driving, Traffic Jam Assist (TJA)* can bring your Acura to a complete stop and accelerate again in traffic without any input from the driver, as well as steer the vehicle within certain constraints.

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Traffic Sign Recognition

AcuraWatch Safety Feature

With the help of a windshield-mounted camera, Acura’s Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR)* feature can detect South Dakota’s speed limit signs and display the posted speed limit on the driver information interface and available Head-Up Display.

Which Models Have AcuraWatch™?

While the core group of driver-assist features such as CMBS™, RDM, ACC, and LKAS are standard on all Acura SUVs and cars, package upgrades can add certain AcuraWatch™ technologies like the Blind Spot Information System and Rear Cross Traffic Monitor, giving Sioux Falls drivers even more confidence behind the wheel. Let’s do a quick breakdown to see which safety technologies come with each Acura model.

2021 Acura ILX with AcuraWatch Jellybean

Acura ILX with AcuraWatch

An upgrade to the Premium Package not only adds the Blind Spot Information System and Rear Cross Traffic Monitor to your 2021 Acura ILX, but it also includes the On Demand Multi-Use Display™ (ODMD™) 2.0, Acura Premium Audio System, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio, HD Radio®, and HomeLink®.

2021 Acura TLX with AcuraWatch Jellybean

Acura TLX with AcuraWatch

Making a move up to the Technology Package will give your 2021 Acura TLX the Rear Cross Traffic Monitor and Blind Spot Information System, as well as GPS-Linked Climate Control, Acura Navigation System with 3D View, AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic™ with Street and Freeway Conditions, Traffic Rerouting™, and the Acura/ELS Studio® Premium Audio System.

2021 Acura RDX with AcuraWatch Jellybean

Acura RDX with AcuraWatch

If you choose the 2021 Acura RDX Technology Package, not only do you receive the Rear Cross Traffic Monitor and Blind Spot Information System, but you also get GPS-Linked Climate Control, Acura Navigation System with 3D View and Traffic Rerouting™, Acura/ELS Studio® Premium Audio System, and extra rear USB ports.

2022 Acura MDX with AcuraWatch Jellybean

Acura MDX with AcuraWatch

When you move up to the 2022 Acura MDX Technology Package, your safety features increase with Low Speed Braking Control and front/rear parking sensors, as well as your list of luxury amenities, including Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers, GPS-Linked Climate Control, Acura Navigation System with 3D View, AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic™ with Street and Freeway Conditions, Traffic Rerouting™, and Acura/ELS Studio® Premium Audio System with 12 speakers.

There is no way to prevent every car accident from happening, but the AcuraWatch suite of driver-assistance technologies and safety features is a huge step in the right direction. Stop into Vern Eide Acura today at 4030 S. Grange Avenue in Sioux Falls to meet our team and learn more about our AcuraWatch packages.

[1] CMBS with FCW cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed, and other factors. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. FCW does not apply braking, and CMBS only is designed to mitigate crash forces. Depending on the circumstances, CMBS may not go through all the alert stages before initiating the last stage of collision mitigation. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions. [2] ACC with Low-Speed Follow cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed, and other factors. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. ACC should not be used in heavy traffic, poor weather, or on winding roads. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions. [3] LKAS only assists driver in maintaining proper lane position when lane markings are identified without a turn signal in use and can only apply mild steering torque to assist. LKAS may not detect all lane markings; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and road condition. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions. [4] Road Departure Mitigation only alerts drivers when lane drift is detected without a turn signal in use and can apply mild steering torque to assist driver in maintaining proper lane position and/or brake pressure to slow the vehicle’s departure from a detected lane. RDM may not detect all lane markings or lane departures; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and road condition. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions. [5] The systems are not a substitute for your own visual assessment before changing lanes or backing up, and may not detect all objects, or provide complete information about conditions behind or to the side of the vehicle. System accuracy will vary based on weather, size of object, and speed. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions. [6] Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) and Traffic Jam Assist (TJA) only assists driver in maintaining proper lane position when lane markings are identified without a turn signal in use and can only apply mild steering torque to assist. The system may not detect all lane markings; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and road condition. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions. [7] TSR cannot detect all traffic signs and may misidentify certain signs. Accuracy will vary based on weather and other factors. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for complying with all traffic regulations.
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