With more focus on safety technology than ever before, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the wealth of features designed to keep you safe while you’re on the road. Nissan is putting safety first with Nissan Intelligent Safety Shield Technologies, which combine all the best safety features to keep you alert, aware, and on the right path. Not only does this automaker's suite of driver assistance systems look out for you, passive safety features are hard at work ensuring your vehicle maintains unwavering brake and traction performance. Check out some of the most impressive ways Nissan is protecting you and your passengers on the road.

Active Safety Features

Nissan Intelligent Safety Shield Technologies encompass all the ways that Nissan looks out for you on the road. By monitoring your surroundings and acting as a second pair of eyes on the road, you can be confident that your Nissan always has your back.

  • Blind Spot Warning1 – This feature detects vehicles in your blind spot, giving you a visual warning on the driver or front passenger side door pillar, and Advanced Drive-Assist® Display. When a vehicle is in your blind spot and you use your turn signal, an audible alert will warn you about the vehicle.
  • Predictive Forward Collision Warning2 – Using radar, this feature can detect potential frontal collisions, as far ahead as two vehicles, warning you to apply the brakes before you even realize you need to.
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)3 – The Rear Cross Traffic Alert system takes the guesswork out of backing out of a parking space. With sensors that can detect oncoming traffic, you’ll never have to worry if a vehicle will hit you while you’re backing up.
  • Intelligent Cruise Control4 – This feature maintains a pre-set distance between you and the car in front of you by automatically adjusting speed, making cruise control more effortless than ever before.
  • Driver Attention Alert (DAA)5 – By monitoring your steering patterns, this feature can detect when you’re inattentive and suggest that you take a break.
  • Rearview Monitor (RM)6 – Thanks to a rearview camera, and color-coded indicators, maneuvering your car into tight spaces has never been easier.
  • Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB)7 – Avoid frontal collisions with this advanced system. When it detects a possible collision, it first gives you a warning, and it can step in to apply the brakes in the event that you can’t react in time. In the event of an imminent collision, the system will slow the car to reduce the impact.

Passive Safety Features

In addition to the driver assistance features available on many models, passive safety features are quietly working behind the scenes and keeping you and your passengers safe. Airbags that can detect the severity of the impact instantly, and seatbelts that work in concert with other advanced safety technology are just the beginning. Nissan has also added systems that enhance brake and handling performance for safety. These features also inspire driving confidence that can help you tackle a variety of road conditions.

  • Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC)8 – In instances of strong oversteer or understeer while cornering, the Vehicle Dynamic Control system helps to regain and maintain predictability.
  • Traction Control System – This feature keeps your drive wheels planted in the event of excessive throttle input on surfaces like ice, mud, and wet roads.
  • Anti-Lock Brakes – ABS is an indispensable feature that keeps your wheels from locking up when brakes are applied heavily, making sure your vehicle comes to a stop when you need it to.
  • Electronic Brake Distribution – Working in conjunction with your vehicle’s Anti-Lock Brake System, EBD controls brake power distribution between front and rear wheels, as well as left and right, to ensure traction, braking, and cornering are always optimal.
  • Brake Assist9 – During emergency braking, Brake Assist may step in to help drivers stop in time, by adding additional brake force.

Prevention and Protection

Nissan has always been dedicated to protecting its customers, and thanks to some amazing advancements in safety technology, your Nissan isn’t just built for value and reliability. It’s also built to protect you, your family, other motorists, and pedestrians in revolutionary ways. For more information about Nissan’s innovations in safety technology or to see these and other available safety features in action for yourself, contact the team at 3 Birds Linking today or visit our showroom at 505-B West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516.

1Blind Spot Warning and Blind Spot Intervention are not substitutes for proper lane change procedures. The system will not prevent contact with other vehicles or accidents. It may not detect every vehicle or object around you. See Owner’s Manual for safety information.

2PFCW cannot prevent collisions. See Owner’s Manual for safety information.

3Rear Cross Traffic Alert may not detect all vehicles. See Owner’s Manual for safety information.

4Intelligent Cruise Control uses limited braking and is not a collision avoidance or warning system. Driver should monitor traffic conditions and brake as needed to prevent collisions. See Owner’s Manual for safety information.

5Driver Attention Alert cannot provide a warning in every situation. See Owner’s Manual for safety information.

6Parking aid/convenience feature. Cannot completely eliminate blind spots. May not detect every object and does not warn of moving objects. Always check surroundings and turn to look behind you before moving vehicle. See Owner’s Manual for safety information.

7Automatic Emergency Braking cannot prevent all collisions and may not provide warning or braking in all conditions. Driver should monitor traffic conditions and brake as needed to prevent collisions. See Owner’s Manual for safety information.

8Vehicle Dynamic Control cannot prevent collisions due to abrupt steering, carelessness, or dangerous driving technique. It should remain on when driving, except when freeing the vehicle from mud or snow. See Owner’s Manual for safety information.

9Brake Assist cannot prevent all collisions and may not provide warning or braking in all conditions. Driver should monitor traffic conditions and brake as needed to prevent collisions. See Owner’s Manual for safety information.

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