We all want to drive safe cars and luckily there are organizations that test vehicles to see how safe they really are. One of these is the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Each year it puts new cars through rigorous crash tests to determine their crashworthiness and the highest recognition it gives out is the Top Safety Pick+.
Recently, Nissan’s Top Safety Pick+ cars increased their total number of vehicles by one with the addition of the 2016 Altima. The Altima joins the 2016 Maxima and Murano that have also earned this designation.
IIHS gave the Altima its top “good” score in all five crash test and a “superior” rating for front crash prevention for models equipped with the available Forward Emergency Braking technology.
“Nissan is very proud to have our best-selling vehicle recognized by IIHS for excellence in vehicle safety,” said Michael Bunce, vice president, Product Strategy and Planning, Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA), in a statement. Furthermore he says, “Like the new Maxima and Murano, Altima sets high standards in a very competitive class for styling, performance and value as well as safety. We at Nissan are gratified to see that another of our core models has been recognized for excellent design and vehicle safety.”
The Forward Emergency Braking helps drivers stay safer by keeping an eye on their speed, how close drivers are to the cars around them, and can apply the brakes if the driver does not respond when needed.
In addition to this great technology, the Altima also offers Predictive Forward Collision Warning, Blind Spot Warning, Intelligent Cruise Control, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. Stop by 171 Nissan today to find out more about the award-winning 2016 Nissan Altima!
Nissan is well on its way to offering vehicles with fully autonomous driving technology. By 2020, you should be able to purchase a Nissan that essentially does the driving for you.
Like anything, the road to this destination takes steps. Two of those steps were the development of Moving Object Detection and Around View Monitor. These are separate but complementary technologies that, as part of a larger complex of technologies, will allow for true driving autonomy in the future.
Around View Monitor gathers a composite picture of the vehicle’s surroundings and sends it to the driver in real time using four exterior cameras.
Moving Object Detection works with the Around View Monitor technology. MOD analyzes the feed coming from AVM and determines whether there are any moving objects around the vehicle. If so, it can issue audio and visual alerts to the driver.
Nissan has recently licensed these Nissan safety technologies to Hitachi Construction Machinery, which will create revenue that Nissan can further invest in better safety technologies.
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Safety is an important issue for any carmaker and Nissan is no exception. This is why it comes as no surprise that the Japanese carmaker announced a new partnership with the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) at the Paris Motor Show last week. Through this partnership, Nissan and FIA strive to make roads safer through the FIA Action for Road Safety campaign.
Through Nissan’s FIA partnership, the brand will become an Official Supporter of the FIA’s safety awareness campaign, which launched in 2011. This new partnership looks to combat the 1.3 million deaths and 50 million injuries that occur on the road annually.
“We are pleased to work with the FIA and its global network to promote safer driving on roads around the world,” said Roel de Vries, Nissan corporate vice president responsible for Marketing and Brand Strategy. “Safety involves drivers, pedestrians, and the community, and our working with the FIA will go a long way toward raising awareness and provide safer roads for everyone.”
Nissan is known for providing safety through the “Triple-Layered Approach,” developing safer vehicles, individuals, and societies. For a glimpse at the industry leading safety technologies Nissan uses in its vehicles, stop in to 171 Nissan today![Top]