Nissan have shown a collision-free car prototype incorporating two new technologies: side collision prevention (SCP) and back-up collision prevention (BCP).
This latest prototype vehicle, shown at a technology seminar in Japan, incorporates distance control assist (DCA) and lane departure prevention (LDP) systems, which together with SCP and BCP extend the automaker’s “Safety Shield” concept to help protect the vehicle and its occupants from potential risks coming from multiple directions.
DCA helps maintain an adequate following distance, while LDP helps to prevent the vehicle from veering off its intended driving lane. The warning system and preëmptive safety features are designed to help support the driver in an intuitive, minimally-obtrusive manner. Nissan are also working on a system to protect pedestrians, using anonymous GPS.L signals from mobile phones to alert motorists to pedestrians’ presence.
As previously reported in Driving Vision News, Volvo are already hard at work to achieve zero-collision cars. The Volvo Cars Traffic Accident Research Team have been working with a database detailing over 36,000 collision cases. The data help identify high-tech solutions that can help to avoid or mitigate crashes. The team not only study crashed cars, but also investigate driving scenarios, including driver behaviour, in order to learn more about what can lead to potentially hazardous traffic situations.
Above: Nissan is hoping that by 2015 its advanced safety features will halve deaths in Nissan vehicles when compared to 1995 figures