How Nissan’s Safety Shield Will Protect You [Video]
Automakers are building cars that are safer than ever and Nissan is designing new safety features on the 2016 Nissan Altima, Maxima and Murano. How will these new safety advancements in their vehicles protect you? There’s four safety systems that will make driving in traffic safer.
System can detect danger two cars ahead
Predictive Forward Collision Warning uses radar to constantly monitor not just one vehicle ahead in your lane, but two. When it detects sudden deceleration, it gives an audible warning and visual signal on instrument panel. Forward emergency braking warns the driver of impending danger ahead and engages over speeds of 10 mph. It gives the driver a visual and audible warning.
Blind Spot Warning is like an extra look over your shoulder and helps the driver see cars in the blind spot. The system monitors traffic behind you and also gives a visual warning if it detects a vehicle in your blind spot. Id the driver signals a lane change, a chime lets the driver know if the lane may not be clear.
Intelligent Cruise Control helps the driver maintain a speed that helps you growth the flow of traffic for safer highway operation. It helps the driver maintain a safe distance so if the cars ahead change speed, it allows you to stop in time and avoid a rear end collision. It will automatically adjust your speed, so if traffic slows, you slow down too. It can even bring the vehicle to a complete stop if needed.
Are zero accidents possible?
The new 2016 Nissan Altima, Maxima and Murano have advanced safety features that will keep you safer when driving in traffic. Nissan says their goal is a world with virtually zero accidents. Is it possible? These new safety technologies don’t replace defensive driving practices, but help drivers who may not be alert, are distracted and can’t see vehicles two cars ahead. They are good steps in developing safer vehicles and reaching that goal. Check out the Nissan Safety Shield video.
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