Want Safety You Need AcuraWatch Post


AcuraWatch, included on every one of Acura’s sedans and SUVs, is a suite of driver assistance and collision avoidance technologies. You’ll find high-tech features like adaptive cruise control with low speed following capability, a multi-angle reversing camera, and a road departure mitigation system designed to prevent a vehicle from unintentionally leaving the pavement.

Forward Collision Warning

AcuraWatch provides a forward collision warning system with visual and aural alerts to prompt a driver to take corrective action as soon as is possible. If a driver response fails, Acura’s Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) can use total braking to slow down the vehicle prior to impact. This system, however, is not expected to always avoid a collision on its own and does not work at speeds under 3 mph.

Adaptive Cruise Control

Set a preferred speed between 20 and 95 mph as well as a preferred distance between you and the car in front of you with adaptive cruise control. This system automatically adapts your Acura’s speed and braking for proper following distance. Most Acura models will come to a full stop with traffic ahead at speeds under 20 mph. The Acura ILX is the exception and does not have low speed following capability.

Lane Departure & Lane Keeping

AcuraWatch uses the front-facing camera to monitor lane markings on the road ahead for its lane-departure warning and lane-keeping assistance system. When your Acura is about to leave a lane without using a turn signal or you allow your vehicle to drift over lane markings, the system will steer you back to the center of the lane. The road departure mitigation system utilizes the same technology and can also apply the brakes.

Beginning with the 2021 TLX sedan, AcuraWatch adds a driver monitoring system, a traffic-sign recognition system, and traffic-jam assistance that automatically resumes travel when vehicles ahead move forward. Upgrade to the Technology Package on the MDX, RDX, and TLX, or the Premium Package on the ILX, to get the blind-spot warning system with rear cross-traffic alert.

Find the Acura for you by visiting Maus Acura of North Tampa. Our dealership also has a large inventory serving Brandon, Clearwater, Largo, and St. Petersburg. Or purchase online from the comfort of your own home and we’ll deliver to you! Give us a call at (813) 535-6287 with any questions.

Categories: News