What is Acura True Touchpad Interface?
Thanks to rearview cameras and safety equipment regulations, nearly every new vehicle comes with a screen on the dash. Further, automakers have come up with various ways to interact with that screen, taking cars way past the simplicity of a touchscreen. Some install rotary dials, and some opt for a mousepad-style trackpad, but Acura has taken a different approach.
Called True Touchpad Interface, Acura's infotainment system lets users control the display using a location-sensitive touchpad that eschews the "traditional" swiping motion with a design that reacts to where the user touches the pad. Most Acura vehicles come with the system, except for those where there's a traditional gearshift lever or limited space.
As with anything new, Acura has seen mixed reactions and reviews of its True Touchpad Interface over the years, ranging from people who love having a new way to interact with their car to those who don't see the point in recreating the wheel.