To make driving safer for everyone, Nissan is planning to add the Nissan Safety Shield 360 as standard equipment on ten models starting in 2021. These include the 2021 versions of the Sentra, Maxima, Kicks, Rogue, Rogue Sport, Titan, LEAF, and three more models when those are released.
The current US-spec Sentra is already among the best in its class in terms of safety
The catch? Nissan will add the high-tech safety feature on its U.S. lineup first.
The Nissan Safety Shield 360 is a collection of six active safety systems, plus standard safety equipment. These include automatic headlight beams along with a rear-cross traffic alert that detects approaching cars and then warns a driver when backing out of a parking spot.
There’s also rear automatic braking which prevents collisions when reversing. Also included is blind spot detection to help spot cars within a driver’s blind spot, lane departure warning, and automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection.
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With these features, the Nissan’s Safety Shield 360 can help reduce crashes that can be attributed to driver inexperience. That said, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says that cars with automatic emergency braking and forward-collision warning have 56 percent more chances to avoid injury-causing crashes.
With Rear Automatic Braking, chances of crashing when backing out of a parking spot or making a turn are reduced down to 78 percent.
The rear automatic braking and detection is particularly useful for backing out of your driveway
As we’ve said though, making the Nissan Safety Shield 360 standard on these models is a Nissan USA initiative for models intended for the American market. Here in the Philippines, we currently have the Nissan Intelligent safety suite but these are available on select, top-of-the-line variants only.
As such, we’re hoping for Nissan Philippines to one day provide something that’s as extensive as Nissan USA’s Safety Shield 360 – hopefully across the entire Nissan lineup.
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