What is AcuraWatch?
AcuraWatch is a collection of driver assistance and collision avoidance technologies that Acura hopes will, in its words, “create a zero-collision society with cars and SUVs that make the roads a safer place for everyone.” Those are high ideals, indeed.
Using a radar unit housed behind the Acura logo on a vehicle’s grille and a high-resolution camera mounted behind the windshield, AcuraWatch includes a basic set of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) focused on speed and distance maintenance, collision warning and braking, and lane-keeping assistance. And with the introduction of the 2021 Acura TLX, AcuraWatch adds several new features to its arsenal.
However, AcuraWatch does not equip an Acura with one of the most useful collision avoidance technologies available.