It was recently announced by Nissan that Automatic Emergency Braking technology will come standard in a projected 1 million vehicles in the 2018 model year, including:
- 2018 Nissan LEAF
- Non-manual & non-NISMO 2018 Nissan Sentra sedans
- 2018 Nissan Altima
- 2018 Nissan Maxima
- 2018 Nissan Rogue Sport
- 2018 Nissan Rogue
- 2018 Nissan Murano
- 2018 Nissan Pathfinder
- Select 2018 Nissan Armada SUVs
This is more than double the amount of Nissan vehicles sold with forward emergency braking, the predecessor to automatic emergency braking, last year.
Automatic Emergency Braking: Saving Lives in Westchester
The main component of the Nissan automatic emergency braking system is the radar technology integrated. That’s because the radar monitors the Nissan’s proximity to the vehicle ahead of it to determine how fast or slow that vehicle is going.
You’ll be able to hear and see the warnings that the system provides when a potential frontal collision is detected, so you can slow your Nissan down to avoid an accident.
If you don’t hit the brakes and a crash is imminent, then the system will actually apply the brakes automatically to lessen the injury that’ll occur upon impact.
The goal of adding the Nissan automatic emergency braking system to so many vehicles is to help reduce the number of rear enders, which is 1/3 of all reported collisions according to the NHTSA, and to help lower injury insurance claims by up to 35%.
Even if this technology works once for you and your family to prevent an accident, you’ll get your money’s worth between potential medical bills and the need for auto repairs or even a full car replacement. Please contact the team at Nissan City to learn even more about automatic emergency braking.