Nissan Makes Bold Prediction on Automatic Emergency Braking
Nissan is all in when it comes to their automatic braking technology. With plans to more than double the number of vehicles it sales in its 2018 model year adding, standard, automated emergency braking.
The plan is to have more than 1 million of its 2018 U.S. vehicles be equipped with this safety feature, which automatically initiates the vehicle's braking system when it detects that its about to run into an obstacle. Nissan will have about 450,000 of their 2017 vehicles equipped with the braking system.
Popular Nissan models like the Altima, Murano, Maxima, Pathfinder, Leaf, Rogue, Rogue Sport, and some Sentras will include the automated braking with its standard package.
In 2016 the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reached a voluntary agreement with 20 vehicle manufacturers to standardize automatic braking by 2022. The braking technology is being compared to important safety advances like the airbag and seat belt due to its ability to prevent injuries.
Nissan will continue to add the automated braking system to its vehicles over the years until it's on 100 percent of their models.