Nissan Adds Safety Shield 360 to 10 Models

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Source: Nissan announcement

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) can significantly reduce crashes according to leading safety advocates, and inexperienced teen drivers face added crash risks. To help drivers avoid crashes, Nissan will offer Safety Shield 360, a suite of six active safety technologies, as standard equipment on 10 models beginning 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

Advanced driver assistance technology included in Nissan’s Safety Shield 360 can help to reduce crashes, which may be attributable to driver inexperience. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety1, vehicles equipped with Forward Collision Warning and Automatic Emergency Braking experience a 56 percent reduction in crashes with injuries. IIHS also reports that back-up crashes went down by 78 percent in vehicles equipped with Rear Automatic Braking and by 22 percent in vehicles with Rear Cross Traffic Alert.

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Nissan currently offers Safety Shield 360 standard on Sentra, LEAF, Maxima, Kicks, Rogue Sport and TITAN. Safety Shield 360 will also be standard on 2021 Rogue and on three additional models to be announced in the coming months. The all-new 2020 Sentra2 and 2021 Rogue3 both have the most standard safety features in their respective classes.

Nissan Safety Shield 360 includes six advanced systems:

Automatic Emergency Braking4 with Pedestrian Detection – 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

Lane Departure Warning5 – can alert driver of drifting from lane with a visual warning and audible or haptic signals

High Beam Assist – automatically switches to low beam headlights when it detects a vehicle ahead and turns the high beams back on when appropriate

Blind Spot Warning6 – helps spot vehicles in driver’s blind spot areas

Rear Cross Traffic Alert7 – can warn the driver about detected approaching vehicles when reversing out of a parking spot

Rear Automatic Braking8 – helps detect stationary objects when backing up and, if necessary, applies the brakes to help avoid a collision.

The entire announcement can be viewed by clicking HERE.

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