We know that it takes a split second to get into a car accident that could be life altering. But, it also takes a split second for Nissan’s new automatic emergency braking technology to start working to prevent an accident and even help save your life.
Making automatic emergency braking a standard feature on so many vehicles is such an important step in keeping highways like the NJ Turnpike & Garden State Parkway and your hometown roads safer because of how many accidents do occur. In fact, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) data indicates that 1/3 of all police-reported collisions are rear enders.
How Automatic Emergency Braking Works
Automatic emergency braking, formerly known as forward emergency braking, monitors an equipped vehicle’s proximity to the car ahead of it using radar technology. If a potential frontal collision is detected, audible and visual display warnings will turn on, so you can reduce your vehicle’s speed.
If you fail to respond by hitting the brakes, then the system will actually automatically apply the brakes for you. The hope here is to help you avoid an accident all together. If a crash is unavoidable, then the system looks to reduce the speed of impact to minimize injury.
The NHTSA also indicates that systems like automatic emergency braking can aid in reducing injury insurance claims by up to 35%. They also save the headache of paying out of pocket for expenses fixing your car or the person’s you collided into, not to mention the strain of possibly shopping for a new car if yours is a total loss.
Vehicles to Come Standard With This Tech
- 2018 Nissan Rogue
- 2018 Nissan Rogue Sport
- 2018 Nissan Altima
- 2018 Nissan Murano
- 2018 Nissan LEAF
- 2018 Nissan Pathfinder
- 2018 Nissan Maxima
- 2018 Nissan Sentra (except manual transmission & NISMO versions)
- Select 2018 Nissan Armada models
It’s projected that a total of 1 million Nissan models will be equipped with standard automatic emergency braking for the 2018 model year, which is more than double the amount that had the previously named forward emergency braking for the 2017 model year.
Please contact our team to learn more about this potentially life-saving technology and how you can get it at Ramsey Nissan.