Acura Automobiles: 2019 Acura RDX Press Kit

Posted on 31. May, 2018 by in Acura Canada

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The third-generation 2019 RDX offers a tip spin of customary reserve and driver-assistance facilities in a model’s story – and in a class. The AcuraWatch™ apartment of driver-assistance technologies is now customary on all RDX grades, along with a Multi-Angle Rearview Camera, while a Technology Package and aloft grades addition Blind Spot Information (BSI), front and back parking sensors and Rear Cross Traffic Monitor. The RDX with Advance Package includes a Head-Up Display and Surround View Camera System for a initial time.

Passive Safety Protections
In a eventuality of a collision, a new RDX has a newest era of Acura’s Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) physique structure, new high-strength steel doorway stiffener rings, and for a initial time, 8 airbags including new motorist and front-passenger knee airbags. Acura engineers also targeted a tip accessible reserve ratings from a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and a Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

What’s New

 The following Safety and Driver-Assistive facilities are new for a 2019 RDX:

  • AcuraWatch™ customary on all grades
  • Ultra-high-strength steel doorway stiffener ring
  • Driver and front newcomer knee airbags
  • Surround View Camera System (Advance Package)
  • Rear camera washer (Advance Package)

AcuraWatch™ Technologies
For a initial time in a RDX, all grades are now versed with AcuraWatch™. This apartment of driver-assistance technologies helps to urge a driver’s situational recognition and, in certain circumstances, meddle to assistance equivocate a collision or lessen a severity. The customary motorist assistance facilities are listed below.

Key Safety and Driver-Assistance Features

  • AcuraWatch™
    – Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
    – Collision Mitigating Braking System™ (CMBS™) with Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
    – Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow
    – Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) with Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
  • Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) physique structure
  • Inner and outdoor hot-stamped doorway stiffener rings
  • Pedestrian damage slackening design
  • Advanced front airbags (SRS)
  • Driver and front newcomer side and knee airbags
  • Side shade airbags with rollover sensor
  • Adjustable conduct restraints
  • Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH)
  • Advanced 4-Channel ABS with Electronic Brake Distribution and Brake Assist
  • Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control
  • Blind mark information (BSI) (Technology Package and above)
  • Front and back parking sensors (Technology Package and above)
  • Rear Cross Traffic Monitor (Technology Package and above)
  • Multi-Angle Rear View Camera System with Dynamic Guidelines
  • Surround View Camera System (Advance Package)
  • Head-Up Display (Advance Package)
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

Next-Generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) Body Structure
The RDX utilizes a latest chronicle of Acura’s Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body-structure to raise newcomer insurance and pile-up harmony in frontal collisions. The ACE physique structure uses a network of companion constructional elements – now regulating some-more than twice a high-strength steel as a prior era RDX – an boost of 56 percent – to catch and discharge pile-up appetite divided from a newcomer compartment. The extended frontal pile-up appetite government can also assistance to some-more uniformly sunder a army eliminated to other vehicles in a crash. Additionally, ACE helps minimize a intensity for under-ride or over-ride situations that can start during frontal impacts with a incomparable or smaller vehicle. (See a Body and Exterior territory for some-more information.)

Collision Safety Ratings
The ACE™ physique pattern is targeted to assistance a 2019 RDX grasp a tip accessible pile-up reserve ratings. In sovereign National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) testing, a RDX is targeted to grasp a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score. In Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) testing, a RDX is targeted to grasp a SUPERIOR rating in front pile-up impediment on all grades due in partial to a customary focus of AcuraWatch™, and a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating.

Crash Energy “Pathways”
Unlike many compulsory designs that approach frontal pile-up appetite usually to a revoke load-bearing structures in a front end, a RDX’s latest ACE™ physique structure actively channels frontal pile-up appetite to both tip and revoke constructional elements, including a building support rails, side sills and A-pillars. By formulating privately engineered “pathways” that assistance discharge these frontal impact army by a larger commission of a vehicle’s sum structure, a ACE physique structure can some-more effectively line pile-up appetite around and divided from a newcomer cell to assistance extent cabin deformation and urge newcomer protection.

Structural Safety
Meeting a RDX’s crash-safety rating targets compulsory countless constructional engineering advancements including side collision-load pathways and a use of hot-stamped high-strength steel – including new one-piece center and outdoor doorway opening stiffener rings – aiding urge newcomer insurance in side impact collisions. (See a Body and Exterior territory for some-more information.)

Hot-Stamped Stiffener Ring – In a world’s initial for a prolongation vehicle, a 2019 RDX uses both an center and an outdoor hot-stamped stiffener ring during any front doorway opening. There are 3 vital advantages of this construction method: (1) The one-piece door-opening ring has no joints, so pile-up loads are eliminated some-more efficiently; (2) The single-piece construction improves a fit and finish of a doorway opening; and (3) Weight is reduced by 15.2 pounds compared to a compulsory multi-part ring.

Airbag System
The new RDX is versed with 8 airbags, a many ever for an Acura. These embody modernized front airbags, front side airbags, side-curtain airbags with rollover sensor, and both driver’s and front passenger’s knee airbags.

Advanced Front Airbags (SRS) – Every RDX is versed with modernized front airbags (SRS). The front airbags are designed to addition a chair belts to assistance revoke a odds of conduct and tip physique injuries in frontal crashes.

Driver and Front Passenger Side Airbags – Driver and front newcomer side airbags mounted in a outboard area of any front seatback are designed to assistance yield pelvis and thorax insurance in a eventuality of a serious side impact.

Side Curtain Airbags with Rollover Sensor – All outboard seating positions embody a side shade airbag system. In a eventuality of a sufficient side impact or rollover, a side shade airbags muster from a ceiling, providing a poignant spin of conduct insurance in a window area.

Driver and Passenger Knee Airbags – The inclusion of driver’s and front passenger’s knee airbags is a initial for RDX. The airbags are designed to improved control a brazen suit of a occupants in a eventuality of a frontal collision, in and with a front airbags and seatbelts. Each knee airbag is contained underneath a row on a underside of a instrument panel. To yield best-in-class knee clearway among vehicles with knee airbags, a row is contoured divided from a knees. (See a Interior territory for some-more information.)

Three-point seatbelts are customary for all seating positions. The front seatbelts are versed with pyrotechnic pre-tensioners and load-limiting retractors to assistance lessen injuries in a frontal collision.

Adjustable Head Restraints
All 5 front and back seating positions underline divided tractable conduct restraints while a RDX’s front conduct restraints underline a latest era of neck insurance performance. Four-way tractable front headrests have 3 set positions during 0.4-inch (10mm) intervals and offer 0.6 inches (15mm) of additional conduct clearway in their home position when compared to a prior model.

Child Safety Features
Two sets of Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH) child seat-mounting positions are built into a outboard back seats. The LATCH complement utilizes both an tip child-seat fasten anchor and dedicated lower-anchor points that are built into a physique of a vehicle. These assistance safeguard scold ascent of a concordant child seat. A third tip fasten is located in a back core position.

The RDX also facilities childproof back doorway locks. When engaged, they assent a back doors to be non-stop usually from a outside, thereby aiding to forestall random opening by a child.

Active Safety and Driver-Assistance Technology
Now customary on all RDX grades, a AcuraWatch™ apartment of driver-assistance technologies embody a following.

Lane Keep Assist System (LKAS)
Now enclosed in all RDX models, a 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 EPS to support a motorist in gripping in a center of a lane.

Designed for a U.S. highway structure, a complement uses a Monocular Camera mounted on a tip apportionment of a windshield to brand embellished lanes, Botts’ dots and cats 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.

Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)
Included in all RDX models for a initial time, Acura’s latest chronicle of a Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) is one of a many worldly driver-assist technologies available. It ceaselessly scans trade conditions forward of a RDX, alerts a motorist when it determines there is intensity for a collision, and afterwards relates involuntary puncture braking to assistance revoke a astringency of a collision if drivers don’t take visible movement on their own.

When CMBS determines there is a intensity for collision, visible and heard alerts prompt a motorist to take visible actions. The visible alerts seem on a Multi-Information Display (MID), and on a Advance Package, additionally on a windshield around a head-up warning display. If a complement determines that a collision is imminent, it relates a brakes to assistance revoke automobile speed and contingent collision forces.

Further aiding RDX drivers, CMBS also recognizes shapes, and can compute between a automobile and a pedestrian, warning a motorist when possibly is detected. A Millimeter Wave Radar section located behind a front grille and a Monocular Camera mounted during a tip apportionment of a windshield are used to detect vehicles and pedestrians. The radar section and camera work concurrently and cooperatively to control a VSA® modulator, that provides any compulsory braking. This “fusion” of radar and camera allows a complement to some-more fast establish a possibly there’s a intensity for a collision, significantly augmenting a odds of bringing a automobile to a finish stop and avoiding impact.

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 might not perform all visual-, audible- and tactile-alert stages, and might instead automatically rivet a brakes if a complement deems it necessary.

Forward Collision Warning (FCW) – Integrated with CMBS™
Now enclosed in all RDX models, Forward Collision Warning (FCW) uses a camera mounted in a tip apportionment of a windshield to detect vehicles and pedestrians forward 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 might 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 Head-Up Display (on Advance Package) an heard alert. If a CMBS™ complement is activated and a motorist fails to respond to a FCW system, a vehicle’s brakes will be automatically practical if a complement determines a collision is imminent.

Drivers might adjust a stretch during that FCW alerts start and might name between “Long,” “Normal,” or “Short.” Drivers might 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.

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow
Now enclosed in all RDX models, Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) allows a motorist to set a elite speed and following interlude behind a automobile rescued ahead, permitting a use of journey control in light highway trade conditions. This significantly reduces a motorist highlight of pushing in traffic. The complement uses Millimeter Wave Radar and a Monocular Camera to ceaselessly line a stretch to a automobile ahead, and afterwards adjusts a RDX’s speed to say a motorist comparison following interval. A short, medium, long, or extra-long interlude can be selected. When required, a RDX automatically brakes regulating a Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) modulator to say a set interval.

Integrated Low Speed Follow, that uses a same Millimeter Wave Radar, Monocular Camera, and VSA® modulator, extends a involuntary following capability to stop-and-go trade situations (down to 0 mph). ACC with Low-Speed Follow functions embody a following:

  • A preceding automobile is rescued ­in a line ahead – Decelerates automatically, if required, and afterwards controls a following interval.
  • The preceding automobile slows to a stop – Stops automatically and stays stationary.
  • The preceding automobile accelerates from a stop – Resumes following when a SET or RES switch or accelerator pedal is operated.
  • Another automobile is rescued merging in between a RDX and a preceding vehicle – Automatically switches “targets” to a nearest rescued vehicle.
  • The preceding automobile exits a lane – ACC with low speed follow complement continues during cruise-control speed formerly comparison by motorist (25 to 90 mph).

A Multi-Information Display (MID) and Head-Up Display (Advance Package) summary and heard warning warning a motorist when possibly ACC or Low-Speed Follow functions are activated. (See a Interior and Powertrain sections for some-more information.)

Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) with Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
Included in all RDX models for 2019, Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) uses a Monocular Camera (mounted on a tip apportionment of a windshield) to brand plain or dashed embellished line lines, Botts’ dots and cats eye markers. RDM uses both steering force, around EPS, and braking force, around Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®), to assistance a RDX stay in a lane.

The Monocular Camera recognizes line facilities and identifies a lane. If a RDM complement detects that a RDX is about to leave a rescued lane, it will yield steering support (primary) and in singular occasions when steering is not sufficient, braking assist, to assistance a motorist stay on a road. Only line depart is activated if a motorist is flitting over a dashed line, Botts’ dots or cats eye, while deceleration support is disabled. In this case, RDX uses active steering force to lapse to a lane. RDM is integrated with a VSA® complement to yield assuage braking, and with a Electric Power Steering (EPS) complement to yield steering input.

Multiple visible and heard warnings warning a motorist when a RDM complement is holding visible action. These embody a Lane Departure Warning (LDW) on a driver’s Multi Information Display (MID) along with an heard warning.

RDM also has a customizable initial warning of possibly a steering circle shake/vibration, or an heard alert. This can be customized in a automobile settings.

Multi-Angle Rearview Camera
A multi-angle rearview camera is customary on a RDX. It offers 3 observation angles (wide view, normal perspective and tip view). Drivers might name a elite perspective according to pushing conditions. The rearview picture is displayed on a 10.2-inch tone tip information display. On-screen discipline assistance a motorist improved decider distances, and predictive discipline assistance make maneuvering in retreat easier.

Surround View Camera System (Advance Package)
In a RDX with Advance Package, 4 extraneous cameras yield a 360-degree perspective of a space immediately around a automobile by a navigation display. A camera symbol among a tip arrangement controls changes camera views to yield a choice of 6 opposite angles.

When Reverse is selected, a back camera perspective appears on shade along with an beyond 360-degree view. Guidelines seem in any view, that conform with a angle of a front wheel’s angle to uncover a vehicle’s likely rearward path. A press of possibly camera symbol switches to uncover a back perspective alone, and another press shows a wide-angle back view.

Pressing possibly “CAMERA” symbol when not in retreat shows a 360-degree perspective total with a front perspective that is ideal for putting a automobile in a ideal position in a garage. Another symbol press provides a front wide-angle perspective that is useful for aiding mark an coming automobile or chairman when nosing out a parsimonious mark with a blocked side view. Additional views embody looking forward from both sides and only a newcomer side perspective alone.

In a initial for a Acura division, a back camera has a washer to assistance yield a clearer perspective of intensity obstacles while reversing. To work a washer, a motorist simply activates a back windshield washer to approach a tide of cleaning liquid (from a same supply as used for a window washers) over a camera lens.

Parking Sensors
To support in maneuvering in parsimonious spaces, such as entering or exiting a parking space, a 2019 RDX Technology Package, A-Spec and Advance Package underline a set of 6 parking sensors. A sensor is located during any dilemma of a automobile with an additional dual during a rear. When a sensor(s) detects an intent tighten to a vehicle, a complement provides an heard warning and a visible warning on a MID and, when subsidy up, also on a 10.2-inch tone tip information arrangement when display a rearview camera view. With any form of visible alert, a complement indicates in what instruction a rescued intent is located.

Blind Spot Information (BSI)
Included in a Technology Package, A-Spec and Advance Package, a blind mark information (BSI) complement uses dual radar sensors to ceaselessly guard conditions behind a RDX 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 dual 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 RDX 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
Included Technology and above grades, a Rear Cross Traffic Monitor works in and with a BSI radar sensors to raise motorist certainty and reserve 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 back buffer corners. When Reverse is comparison and an coming automobile is detected, arrows indicating a coming vehicles instruction are shown on a 10.2-inch tip display’s back camera image. Simultaneously, an heard warning is issued if cross-traffic is coming from possibly side.

Pedestrian Injury Mitigation
The RDX has an impact-absorbing front physique pattern to assistance revoke damage in a eventuality of a frontal collision with a pedestrian. Research shows that a following facilities can dramatically urge a pedestrian’s possibility of presence if struck by a relocating vehicle:

  • Impact-energy interesting hood – Space is supposing between a underside of a hood and pivotal powertrain components, permitting a hood to hook and twist if hit is done with possibly an adult or a child pedestrian.
  • Energy-absorbing buffer mounts and supports – Front buffer mounts and brackets are designed to twist simply to assistance catch impact energy.
  • Deformable windshield wiper pivots – Wiper pivots are designed to twist and mangle divided easily.



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