A bunch of driver assistance tech coming to a range of new models.
Nissan builds some of the safest cars on the road, offering a wide number of active safety systems on models such as its best-selling Nissan Rogue. The Japanese carmaker is dedicated to making its entire range of vehicles as safe as possible. As part of National Teen Driver Safety Week (October 18-24), Nissan has announced that it will be making its Safety Shield 360 package, a suite of six active safety technologies, standard on ten models starting in 2021.
"Offering these safety technologies as standard equipment on 10 of our most popular models is an important step forward," said Andy Christensen, senior manager and lead technology expert of Intelligent Transportation System Research, Nissan Technical Center North America. "This added layer of protection can help keep young drivers safe especially as they are getting used to being on busy roads."
The research on this subject is sound, with the IIHS's research showing that cars equipped with advanced driver safety systems experience a 56 percent reduction in accidents and injuries. The IIHS also notes that vehicles equipped with rear automatic braking see a reduction in accidents by 78 percent, and 22 percent when equipped with rear cross-traffic alert.
Nissan's Safety Shield 360 suite includes automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection that uses radar signals to track other vehicles and pedestrians; lane departure warning which alerts drivers when drifting from lane to lane; and high beam assist, which automatically switches on low beam headlights when cars approach from the front. The suite also includes blind-spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert, and rear automatic braking.
Nissan currently offers this suite on the Leaf, Kicks, Sentra, Rogue Sport and Titan, with the all-new 2020 Sentra and 2021 Rogue both boasting the most safety features in their class.