11. AcuraWatch Self-Driving System Technologies
Although not quite at the level of the Tesla Model X, going forward with the 2017 MDX SUV, the auto manufacturer is now including as standard equipment all of the automated driving assistant technologies that have been cost features in the past. These include the Lane Departure Warning, Froward Collision Warning, Collision Mitigation Braking System, Lane Keeping Assist, Road Departure Mitigation, and Adaptive Cruise Control with Low Speed Follow. Each of the technologies is a major component for future, self-driving technologies, and represents a major shift in how the auto manufacturer views the addition of the features on a SUV model that costs less than $50K USD new. For those desiring to keep manual control of their MDX, Acura allows the disabling of each of the technologies as appropriate for the driver to properly enjoy their new ride.