The team here at 3 Birds Linking shares many values with the [OEM] family: quality, performance, style, comfort, and the list goes on. Another area where we agree no compromises should be made is in safety, and [OEM] continues to offer the most advanced features in automotive safety on the market. Take a look at the latest innovations to keep you and your passengers safe out on the roads.
Passive Safety Features
Of course, your Acura comes available with tried and tested safety features that have become ubiquitous in US vehicles—like airbags and seat belts—but new models mean you’re getting the most updated versions of these features:
- Advanced Front Airbags (i-SRS): These airbags can deploy to different levels depending on the severity of the impact, ensuring optimal protection and reducing airbag-inflicted injuries.
- SmartVent® Front Side Airbags: These airbags protect occupants in the event of impacts to the side of the vehicle, and they can vent before fully inflating, decreasing the likelihood of an airbag-related injury.
- Side Curtain Airbags with Rollover Sensor: Sometimes accidents don’t take the form of direct collisions. In the event of a rollover, these side curtain airbags can deploy to protect occupants from ejection.
- 3-Point Seat Belts with Automatic Tensioning System: In the event of a collision, these “smart” belts sync with the i-SRS airbags to automatically adjust tension, increasing the effectiveness of the airbag deployment.
- Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) Body Structure: This Acura-exclusive body design uses a network of front frame structures to absorb and deflect the energy from a frontal collision, reducing the force transferred to the cabin (pictured below).
Active Safety Features
Your modern automobile from Acura also offers a suite of semi-autonomous active safety features that are always at work while you drive. The brand-exclusive AcuraWatch® suite uses input from the vehicle’s external cameras and sensors to virtually “see” the road and detect potential hazards in all directions. The vehicle’s onboard computer analyzes the input with an advanced algorithm to determine how to react in fractions of a second. Some of these will respond with audible and visual warnings, and some of these can even take control of the vehicle to avoid collisions before the driver has time to react.
- Collision Mitigation Braking System™: Autonomously applies brakes to help avoid a frontal collision.1
- Road Departure Mitigation System (pictured below): Detects road markers and alerts driver if the vehicle is veering out of the lane, and can even take action to keep the vehicle on course.2
- Adaptive Cruise Control: In addition to maintaining speed, this cruise control can maintain the following distance with the vehicles ahead.3
- Blind Spot Information System (BLIS): Sensors in the rear bumper can see where the driver cannot, providing a warning if a vehicle is detected in the blind spot when the turn signal is activated.4
- Rear Cross Traffic Alert: Senses pedestrian or vehicle traffic coming from either side of the vehicle when backing out of a parking space.
- Auto High Beam Headlights: When the high beams are activated, your vehicle will use a front-facing camera to sense oncoming traffic and temporarily dim the headlights until the oncoming traffic passes.
- Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers: Automatically adjusts wiper speed to match the severity of the rainfall detected on the windshield.
Peace of Mind Guaranteed
It can be risky out there on the roads, but these latest safety features from [OEM] are committed to keeping you and your most precious cargo safe while you travel. To learn more about these and all of the other state-of-the-art features you can enjoy in any one of our new models, visit the 3 Birds Linking showroom at 505-B West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 or contact a member of our sales team online.
1 CMBS cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and other factors. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. System designed to mitigate crash forces. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.
2 Road Departure Mitigation only alerts drivers when lane drift is detected without a turn signal in use and can apply mild steering torque to assist driver in maintaining proper lane position and/or brake pressure to slow the vehicle's departure from a detected lane. RDM may not detect all lane markings or lane departures; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and road condition. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.
3 ACC cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and other factors. ACC should not be used in heavy traffic, poor weather or on winding roads. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.
4 The system is not a substitute for your own visual assessment before changing lanes. BSI may not detect all objects behind or to the side of a vehicle and may not detect a given object; system accuracy will vary based on weather, size of object and speed. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.
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