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Nissan introduces feature to combat drowsiness

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Text: Eric Tipan / Photos: Nissan | posted April 07, 2015 07:37

New system by Nissan detects drowsy or inattentive driving

Nissan Motor Company has included a new safety feature that addresses potential driver fatigue and inattention on the 2015 Nissan Murano crossover and the upcoming 2016 Nissan Maxima sedan.

Called the Driver Attention Alert (DAA) system, it learns each driver’s pattern, style and behavior behind the wheel to establish a baseline from which to compare abnormal driving.

As soon as it detects that the driver is exhibiting signs of drowsy or inattentive driving, an audible chime sounds while an amber coffee cup is displayed in the middle of the instrumentation panel with a question, ‘Take a break?’

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The DAA comes with advanced programming that helps it to recognize road curvatures, lane changes, braking and even poor road conditions that lead to erratic driving.  The system is optional and can be turned off if the driver so wishes.