The demo included the world debut of their unique Back-up Collision Prevention Technology. This is the first time the “All-Around Collision Free” prototype has been displayed in the United States and the world’s first demonstration of Back-up Collision Prevention (BCP). The prototype also incorporates Side Collision Prevention (SCP) and two current production technologies, Distance Control Assist (DCA) and Lane Departure Prevention (LDP).
The “All-Around Collision Free” prototype vehicle further extends Nissan’s Safety Shield concept to help protect the vehicle and its occupants from potential risks coming from multiple directions.
Side Collision Prevention: As the vehicle begins to change lanes, side-mounted sensors activate a warning if another vehicle is detected in the intended lane. A yaw mechanism is then activated through brake control of individual wheels on the opposite side of the vehicle, to help prevent a potential collision by moving the vehicle toward the center of the original lane of travel.
Back-up Collision Prevention: During a reversing maneuver, such as backing out of a parking space, rear and side-mounted sensors detect objects in the path of the vehicle. If an object is detected, an alarm sounds and then the brakes are activated to help avoid a collision.
Distance Control Assist and Lane Departure Prevention: Distance Control Assist (DCA) detects the distance to objects in front of the vehicle. When the vehicle is approaching an object, DCA will display a warning symbol, sound an alarm, and move the accelerator pedal up against the driver’s foot. If the throttle is not being applied, DCA will gently apply the brakes to help encourage deceleration.
Both the DCA and LDP systems complement the SCP and BCP to move toward an “All-Around Collision Free” prototype. These warning systems and preventive safety features are designed to help support the driver in an intuitive manner with minimal intervention.