Nissan Will Make Advanced Braking Standard
Expect Advanced Automated Braking–a safety feature that instinctively applies the brakes in emergencies–to come standard on all Nissan vehicles in the very near future.
Nissan officials believe about two-thirds of all new vehicles they sell next year will feature the high-tech safety precaution. Altima, Maxima, Murano, Pathfinder, Rogue, Rogue Sport and Sentra (except for models with manual transmissions or Nismo trim packages) feature Advanced Automated Braking in 2018.
“This system is resonating with consumers,” said Michael Bunce, Nissan North America’s vice president of product planning. “Once they have it and experience it activating just one time, they can’t live without it.”
The technology is already in use on 2017 models. Previously known as Forward Emergency Braking, Nissan estimates about 450,000 of the new vehicles they sell this year contains the feature.
Nissan is one of 20 automakers that agreed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to standardize automatic braking on most models by 2022. By rolling the technology out on a large scale in 2018, Nissan is well ahead of the deadline.
Nissan plans to make the technology standard on 100 percent its lineup before long, Bruce said.