Starting with the 2018 model year, American buyers will be getting seven of the core brand models from the Japanese company fitted with the automatic emergency braking system.
Nissan has recently decided to treat seven of its top selling models in the United States to automatic emergency braking support as standard technology starting with the model year 2018. The company estimates no less than one million vehicles sold across the second world largest market (title contested by Europe this year, we’ll see who wins) will be getting the feature next year – the nameplates being the Rogue/Rogue Sport, Altima, Murano, Leaf, Pathfinder, Maxima, and Sentra. There are some exceptions – the models fitted with a manual transmission as well as any Nismo.
According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) data from 2013, about one third of all accidents involve a type of rear-end collision. The safety agency itself is a promoter of such systems – predicting it will reduce injuries by up to 35 percent. This system is also available in Europe inside the newly updated X-Trail SUV, which also benefits from Rear Cross Traffic Alert – more so, the crossover can also be equipped with the ProPILOT autonomous drive technology, which will “control the steering, acceleration, and braking in a single lane on highways during heavy traffic congestion and high-speed cruising.”