Nissan Motor to Equip More Vehicles in Japan Market With Forward Emergency Braking System
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. has announced that it will expand its innovative Forward Emergency Braking*1 to more models in its lineup. This represents a major step toward implementing the technology to nearly all of its vehicle categories in Japan, including electric and commercial vehicles, by fiscal 2015.
Developed under Nissanís Safety Shield concept, Forward Emergency Braking is currently available in six models: the Skyline, X-Trail, Serena, Note, DAYZ, and the DAYZ ROOX.
Three of these modelsóthe Skyline, X-Trail and the Noteóhave been specially recognized for their excellent safety features and were chosen by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, and the National Agency for Automotive Safety and Victimís Aid under its Preventive Safety Performance Assessment program to receive the highest rating possible: the JNCAP ASV+ (Japan New Car Assessment Program, Advanced Safety Vehicle+).
Nissan is aiming to have Autonomous Drive technology phased into practical application by the year 2020*2. By incorporating Forward Emergency Braking into its models, Nissan is getting closer to offering fully autonomous vehicles, as the company has already started delivering many of the inherent safety technologies that will be featured in them to its customers, such as Forward Emergency Braking, Camera Recognition and Control Automation. Other non-safety related features have also already made their way into many Nissan models. These include the Around View Monitor, Intelligent Parking Assist, and the Smart Rearview Mirror.
Nissan plans to expand the incorporation of similar technologies in its vehicle lineup for the future. The goal of reducing traffic accidents by providing safe and carefully engineered vehicles is a priority at Nissan. The company is continuing efforts to develop and expand Autonomous Drive technology for its future models.
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*1 If the system determines that the odds of collision is high, or that a collision will occur, the warning lamp and buzzer will urge the driver to take evasive action to avoid collision, and if in case the driver is unable to safely decelerate, the emergency brake will automatically apply to avoid or reduce the damage caused by collision.
*2 Plans are to adopt the traffic-jam pilot, allowing safe autonomous drive on highways, by the end of 2016, multiple-lane autonomous drive technology, which autonomously conducts evasive actions and lane changing, by 2018, and intersection autonomous drive, allowing autonomous crossing of cross-roads and intersections without driver intervention, by 2020.
About Nissan Motor Co.
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japanís second-largest automotive company, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with more than 244,500 employees globally, Nissan sold almost 5.2 million vehicles and generated revenue of 10.5 trillion yen (USD 105 billion) in fiscal 2013. Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of more than 60 models under the Nissan, Infiniti and Datsun brands. In 2010, Nissan introduced the Nissan LEAF, and continues to lead in zero-emission mobility. The LEAF, the first mass-market, pure-electric vehicle launched globally, is now the best-selling EV in history with almost 50% share of the zero-emission vehicle segment.
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