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Old 04-19-2016, 09:10 AM
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Does the new 2016 MDX limit almost all control while moving?

Hi, I own mdx 14 and I can't stand the new on screen limitation of almost everything (no change in settings, no phone control, no gps control, etc..) while the car is moving. I was wondering if that is that same for '16, and if anybody knows about upcoming '17.

This is a such stepback with this limitation

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Old 04-19-2016, 11:51 AM
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Yeah, they did that for a reason "for your safety" you have to put your car in Park in order to use all of those functions.


*I feel kind annoy too, I can't change my map while driving. But I think it is just for Safety.
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Old 04-19-2016, 12:56 PM
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"Thanks for clearing that up for me", but it was a very pussy move that I thought they will realize by now.
Knowing that their competitors (everything other than Lexus) don't have any limitation and they adding more and more features, this is indeed a huge step back for Acura.
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Old 04-20-2016, 11:59 AM
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Anything you do while driving can be a distraction. While some members here bemoan the nanny functions, I do value my own safety while they are using their free hand, or hands, to do whatever they think they need to do besides driving.
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Old 04-24-2016, 05:26 PM
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Massively different operation between a 2014 and 2016.

They fixed almost everything in the 2015, with all new software, new audio, new nav, etc.

Small list:
-Radio now has proper controls and shows you more on touch screen
-When on the phone, you can go to and roll through your entire Call History, entire Phonebook, etc with zero lockout (2014 used to only let you see the first 6 then lock)
-On nav, you can go through entire previous, address book, points of interest, etc when moving
-You still can't type a destination or place name on the touchscreen when moving, but have full voice control for it
-Voice control in 2015 and 2016 is 100% different, and much faster

Very, very different operation, to the point it almost makes a 2014 unusable in comparison, when you've been in a newer model.
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Old 04-25-2016, 08:27 AM
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Good to know. IMO the lockouts actually create a hazard in many cases as drivers fumble with the phone trying to make a call.
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Old 07-10-2019, 07:10 PM
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this is an old thread but my 2015 locks out when I try to scroll the info for the accident a couple miles ahead. It will list highway congestion for the same spot 5 or 6 times and one cannot scroll to the first incident. Totally stupid and asinine. Also the system that HERE uses for this is about as basic programming as a 6th grader could do. If there is congestion on a major road that has intersections every city block, it will list 4 entries for each block. One east, one west, one north and south on the cross streets. Do you know how many typical city blocks are in a mile? 16 or 17. X 4 = 64 congestion events in the next mile. That is scrolling thru 10 screens. Useless. My 2015 has the 2018 NAV software, and all the dealer software upgrades.
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I agree, Merlin, which is the main reason I dropped my AcuraLink traffic subscription--the thing was useless due to crazy programming like that.

I also share the OP's disdain for the safety nanny lockouts of so many functions while the car is moving. I don't see why they can't tie those functions into the same sensor that activates the passenger airbag when someone is sitting over there--why do they assume only the driver wants to get into the infotainment system while we're moving?
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Originally Posted by DJ Iceman View Post

I also share the OP's disdain for the safety nanny lockouts of so many functions while the car is moving. I don't see why they can't tie those functions into the same sensor that activates the passenger airbag when someone is sitting over there--why do they assume only the driver wants to get into the infotainment system while we're moving?
I totally agree with the huge limitations on functions while moving and other automakers somehow get around it without much hassle.
One of the reasons is that if there is a possibility that one could misuse the privilege, it WILL be misused by many (including some idiots) which could drag Acura into a lawsuit.
The passenger settings potentially could be easily overridden by placing a heavy bag on the passenger seat and latching the seatbelt.
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The passenger settings potentially could be easily overridden by placing a heavy bag on the passenger seat and latching the seatbelt.
Yeah, legal liability is almost certainly the reason Acura has gone to such a restrictive system. IANAL, but I would think Acura would have a rock-solid case if somebody went to that much effort to defeat the safety protocols. But heck, I just wish our society would go back to people accepting more personal responsibility for their actions and their consequences...
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Yeah, legal liability is almost certainly the reason Acura has gone to such a restrictive system. IANAL, but I would think Acura would have a rock-solid case if somebody went to that much effort to defeat the safety protocols. But heck, I just wish our society would go back to people accepting more personal responsibility for their actions and their consequences...
The 2018 and 2019 MDX's w/Navi allow you to enter destinations,make menu changes etc..while the vehicle is in motion. Unless 2016 is the only one you're concerned about. Acura came back to their sense's

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On average if those controls were not in place the number of distracted driving incidents would go up dramatically. It's for my safety all right, so I don't get slammed into at 60mph while you're trying to input an address.
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