Acura's Lane Keeping Assist System
An Introduction to Acura's Lane Keeping Assist System
In an ever-changing automotive industry, safety and driver-assist systems have become a must in most every modern motor, and Acura has made great efforts to stay ahead of the curve in that respect. Among the automaker's extensive suite of safety features is its patented Lane Keeping Assist System, and we're thrilled to introduce it to our customers based in Edmonton, Alberta and the nearby areas of St. Albert, Beaumont, Leduc, Spruce Grove, Devon, Stony Plain, and Fort Saskatchewan. For more information on Acura's available safety and driver-assist functions, feel free to contact us at West Side Acura today.
A Step-by-Step Guide to Using Your Acura's Lane Keeping Assist System
Whether you're braving the rush hour bustle on your commute home or hitting the highway for a lengthy journey, you'll find your Acura's Lane Keeping Assist System to be a valuable on-road companion. While this Acura safety feature won't do all the work for you, it can certainly provide you with an extra set of eyes and help reduce fatigue at the wheel by keeping you centered in your lane. As with all of Acura's technology, the Lane Keeping Assist function is as user-friendly as they come and can be activated by following a handful of simple steps.
Firstly, you can always tell if your Lane Keeping Assist System is on if a pair of grey lane markings or solid grey lines appear in your Acura's Multi-Information Display. The former means the system is looking for lane markings, while the latter means they've been detected. To activate this safety feature, begin by pressing the MAIN button located on the right side of your steering-wheel mounted controls. This will prompt ACC (Adaptive Cruise Control) and LKAS (Lane Keeping Assist System) acronyms to show up on your Multi-Information Display.
Once you've pressed the LKAS button on your steering wheel, the above-mentioned lane outlines will appear on your driver display, then turn a solid grey once the system has detected your lane's boundaries. Since the Lane Keeping Assist function is designed specifically for highway driving, it will only be operational when both lane markings have been detected and at speeds above 72 km/h. Should this Acura safety feature sense that you're drifting out of your optimal lane position, it may let you know you're out of position with some steering wheel input. And if you begin changing lanes without activating your turn signal, the system will issue a warning on your Multi-Information Display and may even sound an alert or cause your steering wheel to vibrate. Lastly, just press your wheel's LKAS button to turn the Lane Keeping Assist function off.
A Few Important Reminders Regarding Acura's Lane Keeping Assist System
As previously mentioned, Acura's Lane Keeping Assist feature is built for highway drives and can only be activated at speeds ranging from 72 to nearly 145 km/h. Acura vehicles with Traffic Jam Assist can enjoy this function between 0 and 145 km/h. While the function's steering inputs are corrective by design, it's important to note that drivers remain at the reins of their Acura even when the Lane Keeping Assist feature is operational. While it can work in tandem with Adaptive Cruise Control, this driver-assist technology is not hands-free, meaning you should always keep a hand on the steering wheel. And if you're in the throes of a classic Alberta winter and having a hard time making out your lane markings, odds are your Acura's camera can't either. In that case, give it some extra time to get enough of a visual for the Lane Keeping Assist System to function as intended.
If you'd like to see this or any other Acura safety feature in action, get in touch with West Side Acura today and schedule a test drive with a member of our new inventory.