Acura vehicles are designed and engineered to help avoid collisions before they occur. It starts with basics, such as precision steering, nimble suspension, and anti-lock brakes for superb responsiveness and enhanced stability. It then moves up to innovative technologies, such as models with headlights that swivel to illuminate curves in the road, and the Collision Mitigation Braking System that gives you advanced warning of a possible impact situation and begins braking automatically if impact is imminent. In addition, every Acura model has a 4-channel Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA®)12 system that helps you maintain control in all driving conditions by dynamically adjusting brake pressure and engine power.
Acura also keeps driver distraction and ergonomics in mind when designing controls, displays and any other driver- vehicle interface. For example, all current Acura navigation systems can be operated by Voice Recognition and have their screens mounted high on the dash for minimum eye diversion. These innovations fuel Acura's drive to help you steer clear of trouble before it begins. Available on most models, a camera50 mounted between the windshield and the rearview mirror enables the Lane Departure Warning system (LDW)56 to alert you with a beep when the vehicle unintentionally leaves a detected lane. The Forward Collision Warning system (FCW)55 alerts you to a potential collision with a vehicle detected ahead, using both visual and audible warnings.
The Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) uses a radar transmitter mounted in the grille trim to determine the distance and closing speed of detected objects that lie directly ahead. If it senses potential danger and you do not take action to reduce speed, the CMBS warns you through several means to brake the vehicle. If it senses that a frontal collision is unavoidable, it will automatically apply the brakes to help reduce the impact velocity and collision force. While not intended to brake the vehicle sufficiently to avoid a collision, CMBS can be effective in alerting the driver to apply the brakes in time to avoid an impact.