Nissan Pledges 1M Vehicles Will Have Automatic Emergency Braking in 2018
June 13, 2017—Nissan plans to more than double the number of vehicles it sells in its 2018 model year with automatic emergency braking, according to USA Today.
Nissan says more than 1 million 2018 new vehicles that it sells in the U.S. will be equipped with the system that automatically initiates a vehicle's braking system when it calculates that it might smash into an obstruction. About 450,000 of Nissan's 2017 vehicles will have the safety feature.
Automatic emergency braking will become standard on seven of Nissan's most popular models. They include the Altima, Rogue Sport and Rogue, Murano, Leaf, Pathfinder, Maxima and most Sentras.
The radar- and sensor-based system has been compared to advances like airbags and seat belts in its potential ability to prevent injuries and stop collisions before they happen.
By boosting its commitment, Nissan gets ahead of a federal mandate to implement the technology across vehicle lines. Nissan was among 20 automakers that took part in an agreement with the Transportation Department last year to make automatic emergency braking a standard feature on cars and trucks starting in September 2022.