Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. Has recently released their latest safety technologies to help reduce fatal and serious injuries caused by accidents.
Following their "Safety Shield" concept, Nissan has developed new technologies that make full use of a vehicle's sensors, cameras, and other devices to help mitigate a possible accident.
A new Acceleration Suppression for Pedal Misapplication program works to prevent a crash by detecting if a driver makes an error in using the accelerator pedal. The system works based on the vehicle's cameras, allowing the computers to detect if the car is in a parking lot or on the road. The system prevents acceleration if it knows the car is in a confined space.
A Multi-Sensing System with Rear Camera has also been developed, warning the driver if there is a car in the blind spot, if he/she is veering away from the proper lane, or if there are any moving objects around.
In addition, the Predictive Forward Collision Warning System, which uses millimeter-wave radar to detect the deceleration of the second vehicle in front, alerts the driver in advance of a sudden drop in speed of the vehicle two cars ahead. When the system determines the need to decelerate, it warns the driver in advance with a buzzer, signal on display, and also by tightening the seat belt.
By improving signal processing technology of vehicle-equipped cameras which helps enable the detection of people, other vehicles, road and obstacles around the vehicle, the Acceleration Suppression for Pedal Misapplication and Multi-Sensing System with Rear Camera help drivers to take avoidance behavior before an accident might occur.
Nissan launches next generation Fuel Cell Stack
Nissan has also launched a next generation fuel cell stack for tomorrow's fuel cell powered electric vehicles. The latest technology development is part of the company's continuing efforts towards the realization of a Zero Emission motoring society. Nissan significantly improved the power density of Fuel Cell Stack to 2.5 times greater than its 2005 model and realized a world's best 2.5 kW per liter.
Also, when compared with the 2005 model, both the usage of platinum and parts variation has been reduced to one quarter, thereby reducing cost of the Next Generation Fuel Cell Stack to one-sixth of the 2005 model.