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“Predictive Forward Collision Warning”

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Looking at safety beyond the field of view

When a vehicle ahead suddenly decelerates on the express way, or an unexpected lane change happens ahead and there is a slow vehicle ahead— these situations may put the driver in a potentially dangerous situation. How can a driver be more aware of what will happen ahead of the vehicle in advance to help avoid a collision? Nissan came up with a technology capable of “detecting the situation up to two cars ahead” through the numerous experiments and research projects carried out on the North American Motorways, known for their heavy traffic. What is happening in front of the vehicle ahead? The system is able to detect the situation and can provide an earlier alert to the driver if a potential risk is detected, which can help the driver avoid a potential collision. A vision to perceive not only the front, but “beyond”— this is one of the foundations of Nissan Safety Technology.
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“Predictive Forward Collision Warning” system of potential risks outside his field of view.

The “Predictive Forward Collision Warning” system is Nissan‘s distinct technological innovation. The system supports the driver in making a judgment by giving information about the situation which is going on outside his typical field of view. A sensor installed to the front of the vehicle can analyze the relative velocity and the distance to a vehicle directly ahead, as well as a vehicle traveling in front of the preceding one. When the system detects potential risks, the system gives an alert to encourage the driver to decelerate in advance with a signal on the display, audible warning and also by tightening the seat belt. These functions work to help prevent pileup collisions which may be caused by late brake application by the driver. The technology perceives risks which lie beyond the ahead which are outside the driver’s field of view. Nissan continuously develops technology to help improve driving safety

Function

The sensor installed to the front of the vehicle monitors the relative velocity and the distance to the vehicle directly ahead, as well as a vehicle traveling in front of the preceding one. The system is able to detect changes in the situation that are outside the driver’s field of view, and give alert to the driver with signal on display, audible warning and tightening up the seat belt if a potential risk is detected.
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System configuration

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