Nissan Makes Automatic Emergency Braking System Standard in US Next Year

2017 Nissan Rogue US

Nissan makes Automatic Emergency Braking System standard in several popular models in US; will increase AEB-equipped car sales to 1 million annually

Nissan has introduced a plethora of its vehicles with significant safety features as standard equipment. It follows the trend of other global automakers trying to make the roads safer for drivers and occupants and to comply with the stringent standards. Several of Nissan’s popular vehicles in United States will receive automatic emergency braking system as standard from 2018.

Officially announced by Nissan’s American division, the Rogue, Rogue Sport, Altima, Sentra, Maxima, Leaf, Murano and Pathfinder gain the standard emergency braking tech that has either been optional or customers have to pick out from a special pack currently depending on the variant levels. However, the exclusion will be to the manual versions and the Sentra NISMO.

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2017 Nissan Altima US

According to the Japanese brand, about one million vehicles being sold by them annually in US will get benefitted by this feature which is a huge number considering the emergency braking system supplied on or going to be provided in a total of 4,50,000 cars this year. The AEB will be standard across all grades and Nissan says it is part of the commitment towards reducing fatalities.

As the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration found that AEB brings down accidents by a large amount, almost every automaker present in US has vowed to upgrade its lineup with the life-saving system as standard. As per an agreement all new vehicles in US will have the system employed by 2022. It works in a way that the brakes are applied automatically in case of an emergency situation.

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2017 Nissan Sentra US

Safety pioneer, Volvo, has made AEB standard across all of its vehicles in the US already while Toyota also followed up by introducing it in some popular models. For other manufacturers, the top-selling models will likely receive the technology first before expanding to their whole range. Going by the theme, we do hope that automakers in India will make more safety features standard in the future.