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Nissan reveals new object detection, rear-collision avoidance systems
01 August 2010 - Vehicles from an increasing number of automakers are becoming more aware of their surroundings than the drivers that operate them. Nissan has announced some new safety technologies that they will be adding to its upcoming cars. The latest includes a Forward Collision Avoidance Assist Concept. The system works like similar systems from other manufacturers including Acura, Lexus, Ford and Mercedes-Benz, but evolves the concept even further.
A front-mounted radar sensor detects when the vehicle is closing too quickly and first warns the driver and then applies the brakes automatically to avoid or minimize the effects of a crash.
The moving object detection uses the surround-view camera system to determine if there are pedestrians or other objects moving in proximity of the vehicle. This system only functions at very low speeds and doesn't apply the brakes. Instead, the driver gets an audible and visual warning of anything moving around them.
Source: Nissan News