Acura Automobiles: 2016 Acura RDX Press Kit – Safety and Driver

Posted on 28. Aug, 2015 by in Acura Canada

The office of superb reserve opening is a vicious component designed into any Acura built. This concentration on reserve opening not usually extends to a motorist and passengers of a RDX, yet also to a reserve of occupants of other vehicles as good as a repairs slackening to pedestrians.

For Acura, equally critical is addressing both active and pacifist safety. Active reserve facilities can assistance a motorist equivocate a collision or lessen a severity, and a RDX includes countless customary active reserve features, including a extended prominence of a Multi-View Rear Camera and Expanded View Driver’s Mirror, along with customary Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with traction control and 4-wheel anti-lock hoop brakes with Brake Assist that raise automobile control. 

For 2016, a RDX adopts AcuraWatch™, a apartment of modernized reserve and driver-assistive technologies that can assistance drivers equivocate a collision or lessen a astringency of a collision. The RDX AcuraWatch™ apartment is accessible as a standalone choice on a bottom RDX and RDX with Technology Package and as customary apparatus on a new RDX with Advance Package. AcuraWatch™ technologies are as follows:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS)
  • Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
  • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)

The new RDX with Technology Package or Advance Package also adds Acura’s blind mark information (BSI) and Rear Cross Traffic Monitor technologies.

In a eventuality of a collision, a RDX utilizes a advanced, energy-absorbing physique structure, supplemental patience systems (seatbelts and airbags) and strategically designed interior components to lessen injury.

The RDX utilizes Acura’s acclaimed Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) physique structure – a network of connected constructional elements to assistance discharge and approach pile-up appetite in a operation of frontal collision scenarios, including equivalent and ambiguous impacts. This extended frontal pile-up appetite government helps to revoke a army eliminated to a newcomer cell and can assistance to some-more uniformly sunder a army eliminated to other vehicles in a crash.

The 2016 RDX facilities additional engineering enhancements to a front physique structure that serve urge frontal collision performance, including softened opening in a Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) difficult 40-mph tiny overlie front collision test. To residence a sovereign government’s new FMVSS 216 customary for roof vanquish resistance, a RDX physique also incorporates constructional enhancements in a roof and side post areas. As a result, tip bureaucratic (NHTSA) and IIHS exam ratings are expected.

While ACE™ is a constructional substructure for a RDX’s reserve performance, a array of industry-leading pacifist reserve technologies is equally important. The list starts with 6 airbags including dual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbags (SRS), dual-chamber front chair side airbags, and side screen airbags for a front and outboard behind seating positions.

Safety facilities continue with 3-point seatbelts for all seating positions, while a motorist and front newcomer have front seatbelts with an involuntary tensioning complement with bucket limiters. The RDX offers conduct restraints for all seating positions. The behind chair facilities Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH), that permits easy connection of adult to twin child seats.

Advanced Compatibility Engineering
The Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) physique structure is an disdainful physique pattern incorporated into a RDX that enhances newcomer insurance and pile-up harmony in frontal crashes. The ACE™ pattern utilizes a network of connected constructional elements to discharge pile-up appetite some-more uniformly via a front of a vehicle. This extended frontal pile-up appetite government helps to revoke a army eliminated to a newcomer cell and can assistance to some-more uniformly sunder a army eliminated to other vehicles in a crash. ACE™ helps say a constructional firmness of a newcomer cabin in a frontal crash. It does so by considerably improving appetite placement divided from a cabin during a crash, so permitting a some-more uniform fullness of impact energy. This pile-up appetite redirection helps revoke a possibility of penetration into a newcomer cabin. By doing so, ACE™ is a cornerstone engineering underline that defines many of a RDX structure.

In addition, a ACE™ pattern also provides advantages by augmenting automobile harmony in frontal crashes, that can urge newcomer reserve when vehicles of separate size, tallness or weight collide.

For 2016, a RDX physique structure receives countless engineering enhancements designed to serve urge a opening on a far-reaching operation of collision scenarios, including tiny overlie frontal collisions.  As a result, a 2016 RDX is expected to acquire a tip rating of GOOD in a Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s difficult 40-mph tiny overlie frontal pile-up test.

Rollover Protection
Another aim that Acura designers felt strongly about was a RDX’s ability to withstand a rollover with a roof support maintained, no fuel complement damage, and no tailgate door-opening damage. The use of a high-strength steel reserve enclosure helps yield a rigidity that allows a RDX to improved withstand rollover forces.

In a eventuality of a rollover, a roll-rate sensor (along with mixed G sensors) determines a rate of hurl and afterwards deploys a side screen airbags accordingly. The complement uses algorithms to ceaselessly weigh a conditions and determines possibly a rollover is imminent. The roll-rate sensor and mixed G sensors calculate a angle of hurl and a speed of a automobile in method to muster a airbags during a scold indicate for best protection. In a box of a rollover, a side screen airbags on both sides of a automobile will deploy. However, in a eventuality of a sufficient side impact that does not outcome in a rollover, usually a airbags on a impacted side of a automobile will deploy. The airbags say full acceleration for approximately 3 seconds after acceleration to concede for a increasing generation of a rollover accident.

Driver and Front Passenger Knee Bolsters
To assistance revoke a odds of injuries to a motorist or front passenger’s legs in a frontal collision, a RDX has energy-absorbing knee bolsters. The bolsters are designed to assistance waste collision army if a motorist or front passenger’s legs should hit a revoke instrument row during a frontal collision.

Pedestrian Safety
Even yet there is no stream bureaucratic requirement to do so, as partial of Acura’s “Safety Through Innovation” engineering philosophy, a 2013 RDX incorporates pattern elements that take into comment a good being of pedestrians.

Specifically, engineers optimized certain structures in a RDX front finish to assistance catch appetite in a eventuality of a collision with a pedestrian. Research shows that these facilities can dramatically urge a pedestrian’s possibility of presence if struck by a relocating vehicle.

Key Pedestrian Safety Features include:

  • Hood designed to twist if hit is done with a pedestrian
  • Energy-absorbing buffer mounts and supports located underneath a hood
  • Greater clearway between hood and engine components
  • Crushable hood hinges

Dual-Stage, Multiple-Threshold Airbag System
Dual-stage, mixed threshold front airbags (SRS) are supposing for a motorist and front passenger. One or both of these airbags will be deployed in a eventuality of a sufficient frontal impact. If deployed, these airbags are able of being arrogant during opposite rates depending on pile-up severity, seatbelt use and/or other factors. Frontal airbags are designed to further a seatbelts to assistance revoke a odds of conduct and top physique injuries in frontal crashes. A seamless dashboard cover conceals a newcomer front airbag, while a driver’s front airbag is located in a tiny housing within a steering-wheel.

Dual-Stage, Multiple-Threshold Airbag parameters:

  • Airbag deployment characteristics are finely tranquil depending on a astringency of a collision, seatbelt use and/or other factors
  • The twin stage, multiple-threshold plan relates to front airbags usually and does not impact operation of front side airbags or side screen airbags

In addition, a airbag complement also uses a sensor in a chair to consider a weight of a front passenger. The front newcomer airbag is tighten off if a weight sensor indicates that a child or small-stature chairman is occupying a front seat.

Side Airbags
Side airbags mounted in a outboard area of any front seatback are designed to yield top torso insurance for front occupants in a eventuality of a sufficient side impact.

Side Curtain Airbags
In a sufficient side impact or rollover, a RDX side screen airbags muster from roof-mounted modules, providing conduct insurance for outboard occupants seated in both rows of seating. Side screen airbags effectively cover a window area from a A-pillar behind to a C-pillar. Tests uncover that a g-forces behaving on an outboard occupant’s conduct during a collision are distant revoke when side screen airbags are used.

Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH)
The RDX includes a LATCH child-seat ascent complement for a outboard locations of a behind seat. LATCH facilities built-in revoke anchors and ready-to-use fasten connection points that concede concordant child reserve seats to be commissioned though regulating a vehicle’s chair belt system, that can simplifies child chair installation. Up to twin LATCH child seats can be commissioned simultaneously.

Seat Belt Load Limiters with Automatic Tensioning System
Both front seatbelts have an involuntary tensioning complement with bucket limiters that work in and to assistance strengthen a motorist and front newcomer in a collision. The components work automatically in a 1-2 sequence. In a initial few milliseconds of a sufficient collision, a tensioning complement automatically tightens a front chair belts. Research has shown that chair belts that are snugly cumulative around a occupants yield improved protection. However, if a deceleration army arise above a fixed threshold, a bucket limiter releases (in a tranquil manner) a tiny length of seatbelt webbing to revoke a vigour on a occupant— that helps revoke a odds of injuries that seatbelts can means in a severe, high-speed collision.

Vehicle Stability Assist with Traction Control
Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) is enclosed as customary apparatus on a 2013 RDX. By ceaselessly monitoring a vehicle’s doing parameters (such as automobile speed, stifle position, steering angle, particular circle speeds, parallel G-force and bend rate), VSA® detects if a automobile is about to knowledge oversteer or understeer.

To assistance scold possibly of these situations, 4-channel VSA® automatically reduces a engine’s energy outlay as needed, and relates one or some-more brakes away to assistance stabilise a chassis. The VSA® response is so discerning that a instability competence be corrected even before a motorist knows that it is occurring. Traction Control is integrated into a VSA® to assistance a RDX accelerate uniformly on sleazy surfaces. If required, Traction Control can be disabled.

Blind Spot Information (BSI)
Included in a RDX with Technology or Advance Package, a blind mark information (BSI) complement uses twin radar sensors to ceaselessly guard conditions behind a automobile and warning a motorist if another automobile is rescued in tighten vicinity — generally in a blind mark of a driver. The BSI complement uses a LED indicators (mounted on a A-pillar) and an heard warning to warning a driver.

There are twin warning levels: 1) If a automobile is rescued in a driver’s blind mark afterwards a LED indicator on a incoming side illuminates; and 2) If a automobile is rescued and a spin vigilance is activated, a LED indicator on a incoming side blinks and a buzzer sounds 3 times.

To forestall fake alarms while maneuvering during low speed, a BSI complement is infirm next approximately 20 mph.

Rear Cross Traffic Monitor
Also enclosed in a Technology Package and Advance Package is Rear Cross Traffic Monitor, that works in and with a vehicle’s BSI radar sensors to raise motorist certainty when subsidy up. The complement is generally useful when reversing in undiluted parking lots with an blocked perspective from driver’s seat.

The complement utilizes a span of blind-spot radar units located in a behind fender corners. When Reverse is comparison and an coming automobile is detected, arrows indicating a coming vehicles instruction are shown on a 8-inch core display’s behind camera image. With a Multi-view behind camera in Normal or Wide mode, an heard carillon and amber arrows advise a motorist of an coming vehicle.

AcuraWatch ™
New for a 2016 RDX is AcuraWatch™, a apartment of reserve and motorist assistive facilities that includes Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) and Lane Departure Warning (LDW). AcuraWatch is accessible as a standalone choice on a bottom RDX and RDX with Technology Package, and is offering as customary apparatus on a new RDX with Advance Package.

Adaptive Cruise Control
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) allows a motorist to set a preferred speed and following interlude from a automobile ahead, permitting a use of journey control in light trade conditions. This significantly reduces a motorist highlight of pushing in traffic. The complement uses a Millimeter Wave Radar and Monocular Camera to ceaselessly line a stretch to a automobile ahead, and afterwards adjusts a vehicle’s speed to say a set following interval. A short, medium, long, or extra-long interlude can be selected.  When required, a RD-X autonomously brakes regulating a Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) modulator. ACC operates in a following ways in a listed circumstances:

A preceding automobile is rescued ­in a line ahead — decelerates automatically, if required, and afterwards controls a following distance.

Another automobile merges in between a RDX and a preceding automobile — automatically switches “targets” to a nearest preceding vehicle.

The preceding automobile exits a lane — ACC complement continues during cruise-control speed formerly comparison by motorist (25 to 90 mph).

A Multi Information Display (MID) summary and heard warning warning a motorist when a ACC duty is activated.

Collision Mitigation Braking System ™ (CMBS)                                       
Acura’s Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) is one of a many worldly driver-assistive technologies available. Integrated with FCW, a systems’ Millimeter Wave Radar section and Monocular Camera indicate trade conditions brazen of a vehicle.

When a complement detects a intensity collision, FCW provides visible and heard alerts to prompt a motorist to take visible actions. The visible warning appears on a Multi-Information Display (MID). CMBS takes puncture unconstrained braking movement to assistance revoke automobile speed and contingent collision forces, and therefore to assistance revoke a astringency of a collision if drivers don’t take visible movement on their own.

Due to a efficacy of a intuiting capabilities, a CMBS can commend shapes and compute between a automobile and a pedestrian, warning a motorist in any case. A Millimeter Wave Radar section located behind a front grille and a Monocular Camera mounted during a top apportionment of a windshield is used to detect vehicles and pedestrians. The radar section and camera work concurrently and cooperatively to control a VSA modulator, that triggers any compulsory braking.

It is critical to note that CMBS can't detect all objects ahead, nor is it dictated to reinstate a driver’s comment of trade conditions and control of a vehicle. The motorist contingency meddle in certain situations, and contingency always be courteous when regulating a system. Although in many cases CMBS will stop a car, it is not dictated to request adequate braking force to forestall all collisions. Based on a conditions, a complement also competence not perform all visual- and audible-alert stages, and competence instead automatically rivet a brakes if a complement deems it necessary.

Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
Forward Collision Warning (FCW) uses a camera mounted in a top apportionment of a windshield to detect vehicles and pedestrians brazen and to establish possibly a collision is imminent. If a FCW complement detects a automobile or walking in front of a RDX and afterwards determines that a collision competence start (due to a speed differential between a RDX and a object), it will trigger a “BRAKE” summary on a Multi-Information Display (MID) and an heard alert. The FCW complement in a RDX will not automatically brake, and a motorist stays obliged for safely doing a automobile and avoiding collisions.

Drivers competence adjust a stretch during that FCW alerts start and competence name between “Long,” “Normal,” or “Short.” Drivers competence also name “Off” to invalidate a FCW complement entirely.

Note that a FCW complement can't detect all objects ahead; correctness will change formed on weather, speed and other factors.

Lane Departure Warning (LDW)                                                                            
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) is designed to warning a motorist if a automobile is withdrawal a rescued line though a spin vigilance being activated. The complement functions during speeds from 45 to 90 mph on true or somewhat winding roads, alerting a motorist of deviations from a rescued lane. The LDW complement utilizes a same top front windshield camera used for FCW® and LKAS.

If a automobile starts to pierce out of a rescued line though a spin vigilance activated, LDW illuminates a Lane Departure summary on a Multi-Information Display (MID) and sounds an heard warning, advising a motorist to take suitable action. The complement can be activated and deactivated by dire a LDW symbol located on a instrument panel, to a left of a steering column.

There are certain conditions underneath that a complement competence not rivet or operate, including severe continue (e.g., snow, ice or complicated rain) and impassioned cabin feverishness (due to operability of a camera). The complement will automatically postpone operation when a brakes are practical or a spin signals are used. LDW competence not detect all line markings or line departures; correctness will change formed on weather, speed and highway condition. The motorist stays obliged for safely doing a vehicle.

Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
The Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) provides a reduction stressful pushing knowledge by shortening steering improvement movements and pushing bid on a highway. LKAS uses a camera to review line markings and uses a Electric Power Steering to support a motorist in progressing their position within a lane.

Designed for a U.S. highway structure, a complement uses a Monocular Camera mounted on a top apportionment of a windshield to brand embellished lanes, Botts’ Dots and Cat Eye markers during speeds between 45 mph and 90 mph. When LKAS senses that a motorist is flapping from a center of a rescued lane, a complement generates visible steering torque to support a motorist in progressing line position.

LKAS competence be activated and deactivated regulating a switch located on a revoke right partial of a steering wheel. The complement will postpone after several seconds if a motorist takes his or her hands off a wheel, accompanied by a visible warning in a MID, resuming when a motorist creates a steering input.

Tire Pressure Monitoring System
Acura RDX has an onboard Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) that warns a motorist if a atmosphere vigour decreases significantly in any tire. The complement helps revoke a possibility of deleterious a tire or losing control of a automobile due to low atmosphere pressure. This is critical since a delayed trickle competence not be simply detectable yet could over time means poignant atmosphere detriment ensuing in detriment of hold or potentially a blowout.

TPMS uses a sensor mounted in any circle that ceaselessly monitors tire vigour and sends a coded vigilance to a TPMS electronic control section (ECU). The routine starts with a vigilance initiator located on a framework only inboard of any tire. The initiator sends a singular vigilance for any TPMS sensor. Then a TPMS sensor sends tire vigour information to a TPMS ECU, that compares a values for any tire’s vigour opposite an excusable operation of pressures.

Fuel Tank Safety
The RDX’s 16-gallon fuel tank is located in a stable area in front of a behind body-deformation zone, that helps minimize a risk of tank repairs during a collision. In addition, locating a fuel tank in this stable area helps optimize automobile change by relocating a weight of a fuel tank over forward. Thus, doing characteristics are minimally influenced possibly a fuel tank is full or nearby empty.

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