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 Date: November 04, 2019 17:21
 Submitted by:  JeffX
 Source: Acura Press Release
 Credibility Rating: Not Specified


When Acura launched the 3rd generation RDX last summer, support for Android Auto was promised to be added "at a later date". With the release of SOFTWARE VERSION D.1.2.1, today is that date.


The update can be downloaded for free via wifi or through the car's built-in 4G LTE system.

    SOFTWARE VERSION D.1.2.1
    Additions/Enhancements:
    • Android Auto capability
    Provides software updates to correct the following potential intermittent errors:
    • Audio stays ON when vehicle is turned OFF.
    • SiriusXM stops working during an ignition cycle.
    • System reboots due to high CPU load.
    • Display freezing while listening to SiriusXM and using the navigation app.
    • iPod Nano unable to connect via USB.
    • Unfortunately, Sirius XM has stopped. pop up message.
    • USB app crashing when skipping through track titles.
    • System freezing on the startup animation screen.
    • Radio Unavailable messagewhen changing audio source from AUX to FM after an ignition cycle.
    • SiriusXM crash when switching between SiriusXM and the Navigation app on the secondary display, while TuneMIX function is
    not available.
    • Steering wheel control switch does not respond while using the USB app to interact with Now Playing screen in the meter.
    • System Updates exclamation notification icon appearing every time the vehicle connects to a WiFi hot spot.
    • Album art and metadata not disappearing simultaneously during HD radio signal loss.
    • SiriusXM audio not resuming after ending a call when connected via Bluetooth®.
    • SiriusXM preset scrolling not working when using steering wheel selector after ignition on.
    • Recalculating route…. message not clearing after adding a route on the secondary display.
    • Display remaining off while audio is heard through the vehicle speakers after a quick ignition ON > OFF > ON cycle.
    • Navigation Map user interface options disappearing after simultaneously selecting Map Layers and Cancel.
    • USB app Play All option displaying randomly when searching for an Artist in the Music Library.
    • Wrong SiriusXM channel icon displaying in the Now Playing section.
    • Keep Right or Keep Left maneuver mismatch between the head-up display (HUD) and the primary display.
    • Navigation App crashing when reviewing a route overview, while on guidance to a previously set destination.
    • Apple CarPlay failing to launch when connecting an iPhone to the USB port while on a phone call.
    • Mismatched maneuvers between the head-up display (HUD)/Meter and the Map display after driving off route.
    • Empty head-up display (HUD) list for recent SiriusXM channels.
    • End call functionality showing on the head-up display (HUD) while two or more phone calls are active.
    • Apple CarPlay showing not available in the primary display but audio source is available.
    • Phone call information remaining on the secondary display after ending a call while using Apple CarPlay.
    • Lagging keyboard performance when selecting a character through the touchpad.
    • Text messages displaying for contacts with long names.
    • Apple CarPlay failing to automatically launch after an ignition cycle.
    • No Phone Connected message on Meter when a phone is paired via Bluetooth®.
    • Phone call information freezing on the secondary display when receiving and dismissing a passenger seat notification.
    • Loading message failing to clear on the display while reviewing the phone contact list.
    • CarPlay Siri showing on the primary display while the Audio-Off popup is active.
    • Bluetooth® audio resuming when switching from FM source after giving a voice recognition command.
    • Favorites presets displaying FM frequencies when reviewing the Favorites list.
    • Preventing Siri Eyes Free from starting a second session after the system confirms end of first session.
    • Handwriting Touchpad slow response when spelling/searching for a Favorite phone contact.
    • Bluetooth® audio source resuming after ending a phone call.
    • Audio system skipping SiriusXM presets when using the steering wheel switch.
    • Inconsistent functioning of Siri Eyes Free and the system embedded voice recognition functionality.
    • Apple CarPlay dropping hands free calls when connected to iPhone devices.
    • System resetting with Android optimizing applications… pop up message when using Apple CarPlay.
    • System Error-Function Unavailable displaying when using the steering wheel switch audio controls.



Press release follows:


November 4, 2019 — TORRANCE, CALIF.
Android Auto™1 integration is now available for all 2019 and 2020 model year Acura RDX vehicles in the U.S. free of charge via an over-the-air update. The system update also includes a variety of feature and performance enhancements to elevate the overall RDX user experience.

Beginning today, third generation RDX customers can check the True Touchpad Interface™ home screen system update button to accept and begin the update through a simple process. Using the vehicle's embedded 4G LTE Wi-Fi system, the new software is downloaded in the background while the vehicle is being driven or when turned off. To initiate the update, however, the vehicle must be on and running in a well ventilated area.

Detailed instructions for this update and other vehicle downloads and subscriptions can be found at [https://owners.acura.com/vehicles/subscriptions-downloads-updates]. Acura clients can also visit their local Acura dealer to perform the update.

Android Auto™ gives drivers a simple, intuitive way to access maps, messaging, music and other popular smartphone apps and services through Acura's True Touchpad Interface. Compatible with Android™ 5.0 and higher, Android Auto integration is standard on all 2019 and 2020 Acura RDX models.

About Acura
Acura is a leading automotive luxury nameplate that delivers Precision Crafted Performance – a commitment to evocative styling, high performance and innovative engineering, all built on a foundation of quality and reliability. The Acura lineup features six distinctive models – the RLX premium luxury sedan; the TLX performance luxury sedan; the ILX sport sedan; the five-passenger RDX luxury crossover SUV; the seven-passenger Acura MDX, America's all-time best-selling three-row luxury SUV; and the next-generation, electrified NSX supercar.

Five of the six Acura models sold in North America are made in central Ohio, using domestic and globally-sourced parts, including the ILX and TLX luxury sports sedans (Marysville Auto Plant), the RDX and MDX luxury SUVs (East Liberty Auto Plant) and the Acura NSX supercar, which is built to order at the Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio.

Additional media information including pricing, features & specifications and high-resolution photography is available at AcuraNews.com. Consumer information is available at Acura.com. Follow Acura on social media at Acura.us/SocialChannels.



Last edited by JeffX on November 04, 2019 17:40

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