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Acura RL, Sedan
Aug 24, 2004 (9:14 am)
I doubt the night vision (Honda showcased it first in the Dualnote prototype at 2001 Tokyo Motor Show) and LKAS (Lane Keep Assist) will make it to the RL. They will definitely be offered in Japan since the lesser models have it.
Intelligent cruise control (something that we expected to see in 1999 TL since 1998 TL-X concept had it) will definitely be offered. I would like to see Acura offer CMS/e-Pretensioner though another feature that is offered in Japanese Accord and Inspire. CMS (Collision Mitigation System) uses radar to detect potential accident and starts with a warning to the driver. If the driver responds, brake assist “assists” the driver to a safe stop. If the driver doesn’t, and it is too late, the seat belt tightens up before imminent collision and the CMS takes over the braking task and applies full braking force.
I just read that Toyota’s version may be offered in the new GS as an option.
#3417 of 7386 Nightvision & Arrow Navigation
Aug 24, 2004 (9:21 am)
The display gadgetry showcased with the Dualnote was supposedly co-developed by Honda and NTT (Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation).
“The center display, located at the bottom of the windshield to minimize driver distraction, incorporates an arrow navigation display to indicate branches in the road ahead, and night vision, which uses an infrared camera to detect pedestrians. The image is then processed and displayed to the driver.”
Aug 24, 2004 (11:11 am)
Ksso, just drop off that "free" a6 here in Houston and take my company car with you. I won't say a thing...
The mdx has fake wood and it does not appear to be too bad. the pre- '04 tl had it too and the black/gray stuff looked much worse than the plastique found in the saddle interior version. how does the new tl look with the fake wood accent? the old '96 rl looked really good to my eyes especially on the board section on the passenger side and over the cupholder.
#3419 of 7386 robersmx, jeff88
Aug 25, 2004 (5:19 am)
are you an insider?
jeff, i'll make sure i drive atleast 1000 miles away from you.
#3420 of 7386 Paddle Shifters
Aug 25, 2004 (6:41 am)
It seems to me that if Acura is offering paddle shifters on it's new 05' RL and since paddle shifters are mostly found on ultra-high performance vehicles - Acura is making a not so subtle statement that the performance characteristic of their RL should "rock". I can't wait until September...
#3421 of 7386 Re: robersmx, jeff88 [ksoman]
Aug 25, 2004 (8:59 am)
Unfortunately, no. If I were, I wouldn't be as curious.
#3422 of 7386 Dealers First "Look-See"
Aug 25, 2004 (10:20 am)
Do I understand correctly that dealers get to see the RL for the first time tomorrow?
Is best guess delivery time early October, at earliest?
Has there been a comprehensive comment on the paddle shifters in a previous post? Any strong feelings about them?
#3424 of 7386 Dealers First "Look-See" by acuraphile
Aug 25, 2004 (1:56 pm)
<<Do I understand correctly that dealers get to see the RL for the first time tomorrow?
My salesman told me Sept 7, I believe. And other posters have said about the same.
#3425 of 7386 Without a Paddle
Aug 25, 2004 (11:21 pm)
>Has there been a comprehensive comment on the paddle shifters in a previous post? Any strong feelings about them? <
I wouldn't want to go up Sh*t Creek Road without 'em!