Acura is ready to improve its user experience with the introduction of a concept that anticipates its future interior design. It is called Acura Precision Cockpit and announces three major technology of the future: electrification, automated driving and connectivity.
The Acura Precision Cockpit’s seats, steering wheel and drive mode dial are inspired by the NSX, pointing toward a sporty future for the Acura brand. Brushed metal, natural wood, leather and alcantara finishes create a premium look and feel. Expressive surfacing and modern detailing, including copper amber LED lighting are also present.
The instrument panel houses a wide, 12.3-inch driver’s display. It sports a double-layered structure covered in stitched leather surfaces, providing a lightweight and high contrast image.
A matching center display is placed high in the cabin, in a visually elegant location, close to the driver’s natural line-of-sight. Custom colors and animations match the mood of the driving mode selected by the driver: white for Snow, blue for Comfort, red for Sport and orange for Sport Plus. The center display is operated through a curved touchpad.
An advanced vision mode leverages sensors to display cars, pedestrians, cyclists and other objects – even those obscured from vision – using artificial intelligence to predict future pathways.
The Acura Precision Cockpit also previews the Android-based, next-generation Acura OS that will power future production cars, providing secure access to mobile apps, data and content. With a clean user interface that clearly displays the information to the driver, the center display features two dedicated zones to help the driver quickly switch through settings including audio, weather and notifications. This allows the navigation app to always remain front and center.
Next year, Acura will add Traffic Jam Assist to the suite in certain models, providing increased driver assistance and convenience in stop-and-go highway driving.