Nissan to Demonstrate Advanced Accident Avoidance

Efforts to reduce the number of car accidents or at least, to minimize their consequences, have always been pursued by the majority of car manufacturers around the world. Similar to a few other companies, Nissan came with its own “super-high” safety system and announced it would showcase it at the ITS World Congress held in New York from Nov. 16 – 20.

Dubbed “All-Around Collision Free”, the system is basically based on several technologies, each of them responsible for preventing a major car accident cause.

The Side Collision Prevention system is entirely based on side-mounted sensors activated once the driver tries to change lanes and a vehicle is spotted in the intended lane. In case the driver does not react, a yaw mechanism is turned on, combined with “brake control of individual wheels on the opposite side of the vehicle” to prevent a potential accident.

On the other hand, the Back-up Collision Prevention acts just like traditional parking sensors but seem to be a bit too “preventive” than some drivers may expect. Their goal is obviously to help the driver avoid obstacles while parking or driving in reverse but, according to Nissan, the car can brake by itself in case the driver does not react to the notifications.

The third and the most important function is called “Distance Control Assist and Lane Departure Prevention” and is based, just like the other systems, on sensors mounted on side- and rear-mounted sensors. This technology is quite complex but, in short terms, it helps the driver maintain the lane position and sends notification in case the car goes toward the markers. This features also acts by itself through the activation of the yaw mechanism, thus moving the vehicle to the center of the lane.
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Bogdan keeps an eye on how technology is taking over the car world. His long-term goals are buying an 18-wheeler because he needs more space for his kid’s toys, and convincing Google and Apple that Android Auto and CarPlay deserve at least as much attention as their phones.
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