Company plans to offer Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) as standard equipment on eight Canadian models in 2018 model year.
Nissan has announced that the company’s most popular models, including the Rogue, Altima, Murano, LEAF, Pathfinder, Armada, Maxima and Sentra (except manual transmission-equipped and all NISMO versions), will come with AEB as standard equipment for the 2018 model year.
AEB uses radar technology to monitor a vehicle’s proximity to the vehicle ahead, giving the driver audible and visual display warnings to help the driver reduce the vehicle’s speed if a potential frontal collision is detected.
If the driver fails to respond, the AEB system can apply the brakes, helping the driver to avoid the collision or reduce the speed of impact if it is unavoidable.
“The big news here is that we’re making AEB standard across all grades of our best-selling models,” said Bert Brooks, Senior Manager, Product Planning, Nissan Canada. “This increased AEB availability is part of our ongoing commitment to help reduce fatalities while realizing our comprehensive vision of Nissan Intelligent Mobility.”