Whether it was a rabbit, a deer, a raccoon or maybe even another car on the road, every driver has had an instance where something has jumped out in front of their vehicle and it was too late to brake, so they had to swerve to avoid hitting it. Hopefully your reactions were fast enough, or Thumper may have just become road kill.
Luckily for wildlife creatures everywhere, Nissan has announced the development of it “Autonomous Emergency Steering System.” According to Nissan’s release, the “system offers a high level of collision avoidance capability by applying automatic braking and automatic steering in situations where a collision is imminent and evading obstacles by braking may not be effective.”
Essentially what the system will be able to do is avoid unexpected obstacles automatically for the driver when it is too late to successfully engage the brake to avoid the collision. It does this by utilizing a front-mounted camera equipped with radar, two right and left rear radars and five laser scanners placed around the vehicle.
To learn more about Nissan’s Autonomous Emergency Steering System, visit James Ceranti Nissan in Greenville, MS.