and electric hybrid
The Acura DN-X was revealed at the 2002 New York Auto
Show. The Acura DN-X was a mid-engine, all-wheel-drive,
four-door sports car concept fitted with highly advanced
electrical systems which previewed production technology.
The Acura DN-X concept was fitted with a 400 horsepower
hybrid powertrain that combines a high-output, 3.5-liter,
DOHC, i-VTEC V6 engine driving the rear wheels and an
electric Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) system that provides
additional power to all four wheels.
During acceleration, the electrical drivetrain provides
additional torque, resulting in both lower fuel consumption
and faster acceleration. The electric drivetrain is recharged
by regenerative braking, making an external electric power
Acura fitted the DN-X concept with drive-by-wire systems
that control throttle, brake and steering functions and
eliminate the need for mechanical connections. Steer-by-wire
utilizes two actuators in the car's front corners that
receive input from the control module and turn the front
wheels accordingly. Likewise, the electro-mechanical (EMB)
brake-by-wire system, replaces the hydraulic system with
electronic controls and actuators.
Lane Keeping Assistance uses tv cameras to recognize when
the Acura DN-X is veering out of its lane. On a highway,
these cameras detect the lane markings and, if the car
veers out of its lane, an audible and visual warning occurs
and the steering automatically re-centers the car in its
The Adaptive Cruise Control system uses sensors to keep
the DN-X a safe distance from the car in front of it by
controlling the accelerator and brake as needed. Laser
radar tracks the speed and distance of the vehicle in
front and maintains the DN-X's speed accordingly.
The instrument panel of the DN-X, featuring interactive
voice-recognition, is divided into three, easy-to-read
units. A pop-up display in the center console provides
access to e-mail, Internet and cellular telephone service.
The LCD screen also shows navigation information from
the Acura Satellite-Linked Navigation System.
Housed in the center display, located just below the windshield
to minimize driver distraction, is a navigation section
that indicates upcoming turns as well as the presence
of objects in the roadway detected by the vehicle's Night
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Acura Advanced Sedan
Acura Advanced Sports Car