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Top New Automotive Technology Terms, Explained By Animation

Top New Automotive Technology Terms, Explained By Animation
Acura created a series of animations to illustrate the function of new automotive technologies.

There are a raft of new automotive safety and convenience technologies whose functions may be somewhat opaque. Acura has addressed unfamiliarity with new features by creating a series of animations depicting the function of new features such as adaptive cruise control, anti-collision braking and rear cross-traffic alert. Acura employs its own terminology in reference to some of these technologies, illustrating the challenge of informing consumers about technologies that are referred to by different names.

The first technology is Adaptive Cruise Control.

Forward Collision Warning

Rear Cross Traffic Monitor

Collision Mitigation Braking System

Lane Departure Warning

Blind Spot Information System

Super Handling All-Wheel Drive

Precision All-Wheel Steer


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Dan Carney is a Design News senior editor, covering automotive technology, engineering and design, especially emerging electric vehicle and autonomous technologies.

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