Nissan introduces two new safety features to help avoid forward, rear collision

Nissan and Infiniti vehicles will be getting just a little safer than before with two new technologies known as “Forward Collision Avoidance Assist Concept” and “Moving Object Detection” (MOD).

The Forward Collision Avoidance Assist Concept addresses both sides of potential rear end collisions by helping a driver avoid hitting a vehicle ahead in a lane of travel and by reducing 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,” Nissan said in a statement. “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 MOD system is currently available by other carmakers, but Nissan’s version takes it to the next level. Building on the Around View Monitor, which was launched for the first time in October 2007 and has been available on the Infiniti EX and FX since 2008, the MOD system helps provide the driver with supplemental information when starting the car or driving at low speeds.

“MOD uses both the screen display and an audio buzzer to notify the driver of moving objects in the vicinity of the vehicle – such as pedestrians -during parking procedures, when starting the car, or when driving at low speeds,” Nissan said. ” This technology helps supplement the driver’s vision in situations such as when leaving a parking space or when entering into a junction/intersection with poor right-and-left side visibility.”

– By: Omar Rana