Nissan is introducing Safety Shield 360, a suite of six advanced active safety and driver-assist technologies, as standard equipment on all of its top-selling US models by 2021, representing more than one million vehicles annually.
Nissan Safety Shield 360, which includes front, side and rear sensing technologies, will first be introduced as standard equipment on SV and SL grades of the upcoming 2019 Rogue, 2019
Rogue Sport and the all-new 2019 Altima, which all go on sale at Nissan USA dealers in autumn 2018.
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), cross traffic alert reduces crashes by 22 percent, the combination of rear view cameras and sensors reduces crashes by
42 percent, and adding rear emergency braking reduces backing crashes by 78 percent compared with vehicles with none of these features.
Safety Shield 360 is the latest development of Nissan Intelligent Mobility, the company’s vision for changing how cars are driven, powered and integrated into society.
“Our philosophy is to bring Nissan Intelligent Mobility technologies to market in our most popular and affordable vehicles,” said Denis Le Vot, chairman, Nissan North America.
Nissan Safety Shield 360 suite includes six key advanced systems:
– Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, which uses forward-facing radar and camera technology to track vehicles and crossing pedestrians, can give audible and visual warnings and apply braking to help avoid or reduce the severity of frontal collisions. (Automatic Emergency Braking cannot prevent accidents due to carelessness or dangerous driving techniques; it may not provide warning or braking in certain conditions; speed limitations apply.)
– Lane Departure Warning, which alerts driver of drifting from lane with a visual warning and audible or haptic signals (Lane Departure Warning only operates when lane markers can be detected.)
– High Beam Assist, which automatically switches to low beam headlights when it detects a vehicle ahead and turns the high beams back on when needed
– Blind Spot Warning, which helps spot vehicles in driver’s blind spot areas. (Blind Spot Warning is not a substitute for proper lane change procedures; the system will not prevent contact with other vehicles or accidents; it may not detect every vehicle or object around you.)
– Rear Cross Traffic Alert, which can warn the driver about detected approaching vehicles when reversing out of a parking spot (Rear Cross Traffic Alert may not detect all vehicles.)
– Rear Automatic Braking, which helps the driver detect stationary objects when backing up and, if necessary, applies the brakes to help avoid a collision (Rear Automatic Braking cannot prevent all collisions and may not provide warning or braking in all conditions; driver should always turn and check surroundings before driving.)