Acura Automobiles: Acura Debuts Next-Generation AcuraLink® Connected Car System during Los Angeles Auto Show

Posted on 28. Nov, 2012 by in Acura Canada

Acura currently announced a subsequent era AcuraLink® cloud-based connected automobile complement that will entrance in early 2013 on a all-new 2014 Acura RLX oppulance sedan. AcuraLink services are now permitted around new embedded record and web-enabled inclination tethered to a car, bringing a extended operation of convenience, media and confidence facilities to a new flagship RLX sedan.

Featuring one of a initial luxury-brand OEM focus of Aha™ by Harman, a subsequent era of AcuraLink connects drivers to thousands of personalized cloud-based news, information and media feeds from around a world, regulating an intuitive, audio-system formed interface. In RLX models versed with a Acura Navigation System, a new AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic™ use includes updated turnpike and—for a initial time—surface-street traffic, giving a RLX owners a transparent design of pushing conditions, and a combined potency of involuntary rerouting to assistance find a quickest trail to a destination.

“We have a lot of worldly business who use today’s smartphones and other collection to stay connected to a people, song and media they love,” pronounced Charles Koch, Large Project Leader for AcuraLink. “The subsequent era of AcuraLink is designed to let them conveniently do that in a car, while gripping their eyes on a highway and but carrying to collect adult their phone.”

When versed with a navigation system, a RLX’s shade can arrangement frequently updated trade information including trade flow, incidents and construction on freeways and aspect streets. The information is from examine traffic, a complement that outlines a real-time movements of vehicles on a highway to beget present upsurge information. The complement can automatically recalculate a some-more fit highway formed on aspect travel escapes, providing softened track suggestions, when trade overload or highway incidents are rescued along a route. An Eco Route underline factors in trade condition, slip of a highway and fuel expenditure data, providing a some-more fuel fit route.

“Using a cloud-based strategy, this is a subsequent era of a connected car,” pronounced Koch. “In particular, a surface-street trade underline took a lot of exclusive development. This is a initial time that this circuitously real-time aspect travel trade information has been entirely integrated into a vehicle.”

AcuraLink, Acura’s two-way automobile information connectivity system, was initial launched in 2004 in a 2005 Acura RL. The new era of a complement creates a entrance in navigation-equipped trims of a 2014 Acura RLX, and will be permitted in three-tiers of service: a Standard Package, that is nominal for 3 years, and a Connect and Premium Packages, that are subscriber-based services providing new levels of connectivity for a oppulance customer.

Standard Package
The AcuraLink Standard Package includes both embedded and tethered connected services, and comes permitted on a following RLX packages: RLX with Navigation, Technology, Krell and Advance grades. Embedded facilities embody a trade and motorist messaging features.

The new AcuraLink smartphone focus allows owners to preset preferences on their phone. The owners can take their automatic smartphone into a new RLX and suffer thousands of channels of personalized calm permitted around audio controls, steering-wheel-mounted controls, and by a new tone hold screen. With a tethered, concordant smartphone portion as a passage to a star of cloud-based media, AcuraLink creates a unique, connected pushing experience.

Through a Aha service, AcuraLink users can listen to tens of thousands of stations of streaming feeds from Twitter and Facebook, podcasts from NPR™, location-based personalized grill searches from Yelp, or entrance internet song services such as Slacker. The use is giveaway and now permitted from a cloud. AcuraLink also incorporates Pandora® personalized internet radio interface and text-to-voice SMS content services with pre-programmed responses.

Complete set of Standard Package facilities include:

  • AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic™ with turnpike trade and all-new aspect travel trade (complimentary for 3 years)
  • Acura automobile underline guide
  • Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® mobile phone connectivity
  • SMS content summary function
  • Email function
  • Pandora interface
  • Aha: Internet radio, personalized music, news, podcasts, audio books, Facebook and Twitter
  • SiriusXM™ Radio (available in all RLX trims)

Connect Package
The fee-based AcuraLink Connect Package includes all of a facilities in a Standard Package and incorporates an embedded mobile phone in a RLX to lift a turn of convenience, puncture and confidence services. Automated pile-up notification, and an puncture “SOS” call underline around a extended embedded complement yield combined assent of mind. With a press of a beyond “Link” button, a owners can accept programmed voice assistance with grill and hotel info, film listings, flight/gate information, or have a end sent to a RLX’s navigation system. A new in-vehicle internal hunt underline allows a user to crop circuitously information, points of seductiveness and most more. Using a giveaway AcuraLink mobile app on a concordant device, a owners can remotely close and clear their RLX, check out trade on their electronic device, send a end to a automobile or accept presentation if a owner’s automobile alarm has been triggered.

In-Car Features:

  • Automated pile-up presentation and location
  • Emergency bond with live operator
  • Local search
  • Automated use appointments
  • Search by Voice

AcuraLink Mobile App Features:

  • Send to automobile (points of seductiveness and contacts)
  • Pedestrian navigation and routing
  • Virtual dashboard and automobile profile
  • Remote diagnostics
  • Car finder
  • AcuraLink puncture remote doorway lock/unlock
  • Vehicle alarm notification
  • Stolen automobile tracking
  • Parking scale assist
  • Virtual Dashboard and Vehicle Profile

Premium Package
The Premium Package adds a live mobile concierge use that can be contacted by a singular hold of a beyond “Link” button. The live-operator concierge is permitted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to yield modernized assistance with a end and send it directly to a user’s navigation system, make reservations on their behalf, refurbish a user on weather, bonds and most more.

For More Information
Additional media information including minute pricing, facilities and high-resolution photography of a 2014 Acura RLX is permitted during www.acuranews.com. Consumer information is permitted during www.acura.com.

About Acura
Acura offers a full line of technologically modernized opening oppulance vehicles by a network of 272 dealers in a United States. The Acura lineup facilities 7 particular models including a RL oppulance opening sedan, a TL opening oppulance sedan, a TSX Sport Wagon and sedan, a ILX compress oppulance sedan, a RDX oppulance crossover SUV, a MDX oppulance competition application automobile and a ZDX four-door sports coupe.

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