AcuraLink to Be Upgraded

Acura is upgrading its AcuraLink infotainment system.

Consumers will first see those new features, such as new embedded technology and the ability to link to Web-enabled devices, in the 2014 Acura RLX sedan next spring.

The RLX comes with the upgraded AcuraLink connectivity system, delivering new information, media and security services via embedded two-way communications and Web-enabled devices.

AcuraLink features the Aha by Harman cloud-based interface to provide users with customizable media and connectivity choices, including streamed programming from CBS Radio, NPR and Fox News Radio.

The standard package with navigation includes Pandora, Aha and SiriusXM. It also features traffic and weather updates, Bluetooth connectivity, text and email functions.

The RLX center console has two color screens — and eight-inch navigation screen and seven-inch touchscreen. The latter controls the AcuraLink infotainment system that accesses Internet radio services such as Pandora and Aha, while the navigation screen provides as well as real-time traffic updates.

The RLX standard 10-speaker audio system includes HD Radio, XM Radio, Pandora interface, USB connectivity and an auxiliary jack.

Everything is controlled via a touchscreen interface or buttons on the steering wheel, or by voice on the more premium packages.

Acura made the announcement at the Los Angeles Auto Show this week.


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