For the first year of ownership so long as there is a cellular connection your vehicle’s onboard cellular transceiver will send a continuous feed of critical data to AcuraLink™ servers, including data such as individual wheel speed, brake usage, inertia and velocity. Additional sensors, which are connected to your vehicle’s airbag system, can detect vehicle deceleration consistent with a crash impact, and if the crash is of sufficient severity, deploy vehicle airbags and seatbelt tensioners. Some of this information is also sent to AcuraLink™ servers (if there is a cellular connection).
If our servers receive data consistent with a crash, the system is designed to alert a live operator, who will attempt to contact you through the vehicle’s cellular transceiver. If you do not respond, he or she will automatically contact local emergency responders, provide your vehicle’s GPS location, and request that first responders be dispatched.
If you do respond and need assistance, the operator will contact local emergency responders and request that first responders be dispatched; the operator will stay on the line to assist you until help arrives.