Nissan Safety Shield technologies and features

Nissan Safety Shield Concept

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Nissan Safety Shield features help you monitor, respond and protect.

1. Monitor

Nissan is committed to its position as a leader in the world of automotive safety. This dedication to comprehensive safety goes into the engineering and design of every vehicle we make, and it drives the development of the Nissan Safety Shield technologies.

The Safety Shield Technologies Operate During Three Basic Phases:

These technologies monitor vehicle systems and the outside driving environment.

Vehicle Dynamic Control [*]

If VDC detects sudden over or under steer, it reduces engine power and/or applies brake pressure to individual wheels to help keep you on your steered path.

Traction Control System

TCS can sense drive-wheel spin and respond by reducing throttle or applying brake pressure to help maintain traction.

Anti-lock Braking System

In panic-braking situations the ABS rapidly pumps the brakes, helping prevent wheel lockup and helping you maintain steering control.

Electronic Brake Force Distribution

The EBD system sends extra force to the rear brakes when it senses additional weight in the back.

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Features like the Nissan Around View Monitor help you respond to harmful situations.

2. Respond

These technologies help you respond to potentially harmful situation.

Around View® Monitor [*]

This feature creates a bird's-eye view of your Nissan and displays it on the LCD monitor, so parking and backing-up are both safer and easier.

Tire Pressure Monitoring System [*]

Using an icon on your Nissan’s dash, TPMS warns you when tires aren’t properly inflated.

Lane Departure Warning [*]

If you unintentionally stray from your lane, this system lets you know with audio and visual alerts.

Blind Spot Warning [*]

Indicators illuminate when the system detects a vehicle in your blind spot, and the system chimes a warning if the turn signal is activated.

RearView Monitor [*]

When backing-up, the RearView Monitor helps you see what’s directly behind you.

Moving Object Detection [*]

Indicators illuminate when the system detects a vehicle in your blind spot, and the system chimes a warning if the turn signal is activated.

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Features like the Nissan Advanced Air Bag System protect passengers in a collision.

3. Protect

When a collision is unavoidable, Nissan’s Zone Body Construction, seat belt, and air bag systems help protect passengers.

Nissan Advanced Air Bag System [*]

This system incorporates seat belt sensors and an occupant classification system to inflate the dual-stage supplemental front airbags according to crash severity and seat belt use.

Front Seat-Mounted Side-Impact Supplemental Air Bags [*]

These air bags are built into the front seat backs, so they move with the occupants.

Roof-Mounted Curtain Side-Impact Supplemental Air Bags [*]

These air bags help protect the outboard occupants’ heads in the event of a side impact.

Active Head Restraints

Front-seat Active Head Restraints help reduce the chances of whiplash injuries to front-seat occupants by moving up and forward during certain rear-end collisions.

LATCH System (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children)

LATCH is another way we’re working to keep children safe. The system lets you secure LATCH-compatible child restraints without having to use seat belts or a locking chip.

Innovation That Looks Out For You

A child car seat fit for Nissan cars, based on the Snug Kids Child Safety Seat Fit Guide

Snug Kids

Nissan safety engineers have dedicated thousands of hours to evaluating hundreds of child restraints in Nissans. The result: An industry first, The Snug Kids® Child Safety Seat Fit Guide. This guide lists child seats that fit the rear seats of Nissan vehicles, as well as offers invaluable tips on correct installation.

Snug Kids Safety Fit Guides