Acura Automobiles: Acura’s True Touchpad Interface™ Scores Big with Rich Features and Intuitive Functionality

Posted on 05. Oct, 2018 by in Acura Canada

  • All-new user interface designed and grown in-house by Acura engineers
  • System named a 2018 “10 Best UX” by WardsAuto
  • Since Jun launch, RDX annals 4 uninterrupted months of record sales

The new Acura True Touchpad Interface™ accessible in a 2019 RDX has significantly altered a approach drivers correlate with their vehicles. It’s an intuitive, easy-to-learn user interface designed from a purify piece around a motorist and a pushing experience. The new interface recently perceived high regard from WardsAuto in their annual “10 Best UX” awards, proclaiming “It raises a bar for a industry.”

From cutting-edge facilities to an eye-catching pattern that aims to revoke a intensity for motorist distraction, Acura’s True Touchpad Interface combines a best elements of a compulsory touchscreen with those of a remote-based interface. Below are some of a pivotal features, applauded by media, that set a True Touchpad Interface detached from a rest:

Absolute Positioning
Unlike compulsory pad-based systems, with a True Touchpad Interface, there is no cursor to navigate or relocate. Instead, a touchpad is precisely mapped, one-to-one, with a movement on a core arrangement – imprinting a world’s initial focus of comprehensive positioning in a pushing environment. Simply, a hold during any plcae of a touchpad corresponds directly with that same plcae on a display.

“It’s one of a many singular and discerning tech additions to any car in this shred – and distant higher to counterparts that have come before it.” – Motor1

High-mounted HD Display
The True Touchpad Interface facilities a wide, 10.2-inch full-HD arrangement mounted high atop a dash, tighten to a driver’s healthy line of sight. The shade displays a newly designed handling complement with simple, purify graphics and menu structures designed to work in unison with a touchpad.

“I was means to fast grasp a system’s proof in terms of screens and menus and removing where we wanted to go with a slightest volume of bid and exasperation.” – TheDrive.com

Customizable App Layout
The Android-based handling complement underlying a True Touchpad Interface allows for smartphone-like customization of “Apps”, such as audio sources and a accessible satellite-based navigation, as good as “Favorites”, frequently used calm like destinations, radio stations and phone contacts. Apps and Favorites used many mostly can be placed directly on a user’s home screen, while those Apps not used (Auxiliary Audio for example) can be private entirely.

“… it became transparent that this is simply a many finely-tuned and tunable interface on a road.” – Gear Patrol

The Touchpad
The prominence of a True Touchpad Interface is a touchpad itself. Supporting ease-of-use, a touchpad has a pointed concave form cause with a earthy boarder, so a user can code a core and edges but looking down. While a hold on a pad highlights an item, a earthy press is compulsory to make a selection, preventing mis-selections. A naturally placed palm rest creates handling a touchpad gentle while driving.

“… a idea of determining that shade but your palm bumping and moving as we aim for specific equipment on it…is solved with a True Touchpad.” – Forbes

Two Zone Interface
The primary and delegate zones on a touchpad conform directly to a primary and delegate information featured on a high-mounted HD screen. This allows for multi-content viewing, discerning shade swapping, and a ability to accept phone calls and messages but interrupting calm displayed on a primary zone. Navigation on a left section and strain on a right section is a common configuration.

“That’s what we wish … something we can use but too most division from pushing and if probable but holding your eyes off a road.” – Engadget

Handwriting and Voice Recognition
The True Touchpad Interface offers dual additional methods of input, scratch and healthy denunciation voice recognition. Both concede a motorist or passengers to fast and simply enter destinations, hunt for contacts or play a specific strain while a car is in motion.

“…things — like a crazy-good impression approval that allows we to fast enter addresses in a navigation complement and a natural-language voice approval — are spot-on.”– Gear Patrol  

Physical Menu Shortcuts
Three easy-to-reach buttons during a tip of a touchpad are vicious to a palliate of operation, and concede a user to fast burst back one-step, lapse to a home screen, or list a cards accessible for arrangement on a delegate zone.

“It offers a discerning communication of a touchscreen with fewer of a ‘glance time’ issues of such a system.” – Edmunds

Interactive Head-Up Display
When versed with a Advance Package, a RDX facilities a full-color interactive 10.5-inch head-up arrangement with a far-reaching array of customizable information, projected within easy perspective of a driver.

“The new head-up arrangement in a Acura RDX is one of a best we’ve seen.” – Motor1 

About a 2019 RDX
The all-new RDX is a initial in a new era of products grown from a belligerent adult around Acura’s Precision Crafted Performance code direction, and is a top-selling nameplate in a compress oppulance SUV segment1 given RDX launched in 2006, with accumulative U.S. sales surpassing 400,000 vehicles. The Ohio-made2 RDX is built on an all-new Acura-exclusive height and facilities a new VTEC® Turbo powertrain, a segment’s usually 10-speed delivery and a (available) subsequent era of Acura Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®).

The new RDX offers a some-more lush and atmospheric interior, top-of-class power-to-weight ratio, and a prolonged list of customary oppulance facilities and technologies, including AcuraWatch™ reserve and driver-assistive technology, an ultra-wide breathtaking moonroof, next-generation Acura JewelEye™ LED headlights and a new True Touchpad Interface.

About Acura
Acura is a heading automotive oppulance nameplate that delivers Precision Crafted Performance – a joining to evocative styling, high opening and innovative engineering, all built on a substructure of peculiarity and reliability. The Acura lineup facilities 6 particular models – a RLX reward oppulance sedan, a TLX opening oppulance sedan, a ILX competition sedan, a five-passenger RDX oppulance crossover SUV, a seven-passenger Acura MDX, America’s all-time best-selling three-row oppulance SUV, and a next-generation, electrified NSX supercar.

Five of a 6 models in a Acura lineup are done exclusively in executive Ohio, regulating domestic and globally-sourced parts, including a ILX and TLX oppulance sports sedans (Marysville Auto Plant), a RDX and MDX oppulance SUVs (East Liberty Auto Plant) and a Acura NSX supercar, that is built to sequence during a Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio. Additional media information including pricing, facilities specifications and high-resolution photography is accessible during AcuraNews.com. Consumer information is accessible during Acura.com. Follow Acura on amicable media during Acura.us/SocialChannels.

 

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1. Based on accumulative sum sales 2006-2018CYTD Aug of models in a compress oppulance SUV segment, excludes MY2003 – 2009 Cadillac SRX.
2. Using domestic and globally sourced parts.

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