Nissan Introduces a New Technology Designed to Help Prevent Higher Speed Rear End Collisions

Monday, 16 August 2010

Nissan's Forward Collision Avoidance Assist Concept isa new technology designed to address both sides of potential rear end collisions: helping a driver avoid hitting the vehicle ahead in a lane of travel, while also helping reduce the potential risk of sudden braking - being rear-ended by a vehicle approaching from behind.

The concept utilizes a highly sensitive radar sensor to monitor the distance from the vehicle in front and its relative speed.

When the system judges that deceleration is required, it alerts the driver using both a screen display and sound, then generates a force that pushes the accelerator pedal up and smoothly applies partial braking to assist the driver in slowing the vehicle down.

If the system judges that there is the possibility of a collision, it will automatically apply harder braking and tighten the driver’s seatbelt.

The new “Forward Collision Avoidance Assist Concept” detects the vehicle in front at an earlier stage and generates warnings so that the driver can take action to keep away from a high risk situation.

Because the system is designed to help the driver decelerate smoothly, it is also expected to help reduce the risk of the vehicle being rear-ended by another vehicle approaching from behind.



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