Nissan Safety Shield 360 Suite Of Driver Assistance Systems To Become Standard On Top Selling Models

Consumers are still wary about autonomous driving technology, but many have embraced more traditional safety systems such as rearview cameras and blind spot warning systems.

Nissan is looking to appeal to these consumers by announcing plans to bring its Safety Shield 360 suite of driver assistance systems to the company’s top selling vehicles. The automaker says the suite will become standard equipment on all of its best selling models by 2021 and this will represent more than one million vehicles sold in the United States annually.

The company is kicking off the safety effort by offering the suite on the 2019 Altima, Rogue and Rouge Sport. However, the suite will only be standard equipment on SV and SL grades.

Safety Shield 360 includes an assortment of driver assistance systems including an automatic emergency braking system with pedestrian detection. The system uses a forward facing camera and radar to detect other vehicles and pedestrians. If a potential collision could occur, the system will alert the driver with audible and visual warnings. Should the driver fail to respond, the system will automatically apply the brakes to avoid or reduce the severity of a collision.

The safety suite also includes a lane departure warning system and high beam assist. The latter automatically switches between high and low beams to improve nighttime visibility without blinding other drivers.

Other Safety Shield 360 systems include a blind spot warning system and rear cross traffic alert. The safety suite also features a rear automatic braking system which detects “stationary objects when backing up and, if necessary, applies the brakes to help avoid a collision.”

The safety systems promise to significantly reduce the risk of a collision and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has previously found that rear cross traffic alert reduces the number of collisions by 22 percent. With rearview cameras and sensors, crashes are reduced by 42 percent. Adding in rear emergency braking reduces the number of collisions by 78 percent.

 

more photos...
Robert Kubica To Test BMW M4 DTM After Unsuccessful F1 Return

Kubica’s BMW ties date back to his Sauber days, and he could get a seat if he performs at the Jerez test.

WEC’s Top Tier Class To Be Officially Named ‘Le Mans Hypercar’

Teams in the Le Mans Hypercar class have been given unlimited testing mileage for the first year.

Hyundai RM19 Midship Prototype Is A Sign Of Things To Come

Hyundai’s mid-engined sports car could arrive within three to four years.

Arizona Governor Joins Lucid Motors At Site Of Arizona Factory

The Lucid Motors factory will generate $32 billion in revenue over the next 20 years.

315 Mile Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Stirling Moss Desperately Needs Someone To Drive It

This Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Stirling Moss has a cool $2.55 million asking price.

Porsche Exclusive Creates Subtle Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid Coupe

The Porsche Cayenne Coupe in question looks subtle with its Quarzite Gray Metallic paint.

This Guy 3D-Printed His Own Tesla Cybertruck Scale Model And You Can Too

All it takes is 15 hours of work and plenty of patience, but the final result is impressive.

FCA-UAW Contract Reveals Durango Hybrid, Ram TRX Launch Date And Lots Of New Jeeps

The contract also calls for fresh models based on the Jeep Cherokee’s platform.

Buick Regal’s Demise Tipped To Kill Australia’s Holden Commodore Too

Holden has sold just 5,400 Commodores this year, which is a far cry from its illustrious past.

VW Teases Nivus Crossover Coupe For South America, Will Eventually Come To Europe

The model promises to be one of the first mainstream crossover coupes.