Acura Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane Keeping Assist

May 8th, 2020 by


Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane Keep Assist are both part of Acura’s AcuraWatch™ safety and driver-assistive technology. AcuraWatch™ helped the 2020 Acura RDX earn a Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

Adaptive Cruise Control

Acuras Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) allows divers to set the Cruise Control to a desired speed but also maintain a specified distance away from the car or cars in front of the car. While cruising, engage the ACC and the system will prompt you to select a short, medium or long interval from the vehicle detected ahead.

Once a speed is set, you can raise or lower it with the steering-wheel controls. At speeds below the set speed, ACC will maintain the set distance by applying moderate braking when appropriate.

Lane Keeping Assist System

Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) works proactively to keep the vehicle not only inside the lane, but in the center of the lane.

If you guide the car out of a detected lane without signaling your intention to exit it, the system will slightly adjust the wheel and guide the car back into the center of the lane.Though the automatic steering creates a slight tug, you can easily hold your course if you desire; the system will not take control from you.

On straight or mildly curved roads, LKAS will work to keep the car in the center of the lane but the system is not designed to steer the car. If it senses no steering input from the driver for over ten seconds, it will present a message instructing the driver to begin steering again.

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