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What features are included in the Acura technology package?

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The Acura technology package adds a 3D-view navigation system, voice recognition and song selection, AcuraLink real-time traffic information, GPS-linked climate control, and an ELS studio premium audio system. Technology-package vehicles also feature the AcuraWatch Plus package with forward-collision and lane-departure warnings, lane-keeping assist, and a collision-mitigation braking system.

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Available in all Acura vehicle models, the technology package navigation system offers an 8-inch monitor and hard drive storage for quick data processing. The AcuraLink real-time traffic system receives continuously updated traffic information, providing color-coded route changes and gridlock notifications. The GPS-linked climate control system makes automatic temperature adjustments based on solar sensor information and the vehicle's relative position to the sun. The ELS audio system's 10-speaker configuration delivers quality 5.1-channel surround sound. The audio system offers SiriusXM satellite radio and HD Radio functionality, along with a USB audio interface.

The AcuraWatch lane-departure warning alerts the driver in the event that the vehicle is veering from the roadway. If the driver does not respond, the lane-keeping assist system uses an active steering function to return the vehicle to its proper path. The collision-mitigation braking system reduces the chance and severity of a front-impact crash. Using a radar transmitter and forward-facing cameras, the collision-mitigation system detects the distance and closing speed of possible hazards. When a hazard is detected, the system tightens the front seat belts and applies light braking pressure to alert the driver. If the driver does not react, seat belts are further tightened, and stronger braking is applied.

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