2011 Infiniti M Comes with Three NCAP Technologies

As part of NHTSA’s New Car Assessment Program (NCAP), the all-new 2011 Infiniti M is among the first production vehicles to be offered with all three crash avoidance technologies recommended by the agency. These technologies include Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Electronic Stability Control (ESC).

In order to receive credit in the program, each of the technologies must meet performance criteria when tested according to NHTSA's test procedures.

"The all-new Infiniti M is a showcase for Infiniti's inspired technology, which ranges from our new more powerful and more efficient engines to the wide range of advanced safety features," said Ben Poore, vice president, Infiniti Business Unit.  "Along with the three systems called out by NHTSA, the new M also features Blind Spot Warning and the world's first Blind Spot Intervention system. If technology is a measure of luxury, this new M may be the most luxurious car on the road."

The new 2011 Infiniti M is offered in two models, the M56 with a standard 420 horsepower 5.6-liter V8 and the M37 with a 330 horsepower 3.7-liter V6 engine.

The luxury sedan comes equipped with Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Lane Departure Prevention (LDP) systems. Furthermore, the Intelligent Brake Assist (IBA) system with Forward Collision Warning (FCW) uses the infrared laser sensor unit from the Intelligent Cruise Control's (ICC) system and continuously monitors and analyzes closing speeds to a vehicle ahead.

Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC), Infiniti's version of Electronic Stability Control, compares actual vehicle cornering performance to the driver's input, adjusting power levels and applying appropriate brake pressure to individual wheels to help correct oversteer or understeer, helping keep the vehicle on the steered path.
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