2011 Acura TSX Sport Wagon: Inebriation Detector?
March 23, 2011
What? Does the 2011 Acura TSX wagon think I'm too drunk to drive? Does it have some kind of cutting edge alcohol detection system that sniffs cabin air?
For the record, I'm not and it doesn't.
No, this display is part of the startup sequence, and it's confirming that driver number one's preferences are enabled. Preferences for radio station presets, for manual entries in the address book, for wallpaper and for general navigation system settings and the like.
It recognizes "Driver1" via a chip built into what the navigation manual calls a "fob key", known to the rest of us as the key fob. Driver2 can have his or her own settings and they'll be seamlessly loaded when the second key fob on their key ring is detected in the ignition.
This all works out just great until you borrow your spouse's keys, of course.
Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Testing