Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. has just announced its “Emergency Assist for Pedal Application (with Carpark Detection Function)” Technology. This is part of the automobile maker’s efforts to help reduce vehicular accidents. The company is scheduling its debut at the end of the year.
One way car collisions happen when a driver mistakenly depresses the accelerator pedal instead of the break, potentially colliding with a car or some other structure. The most common occurrence of this type of accident is in parking lots. This is what Nissan’s Emergency Assist technology hopes to prevent. Using four cameras situated around the card and ultrasonic sonar, the system determines if the car is in a parking lot and if there are obstacles along the direction the car is traveling. If necessary, the system will take control of the car’s acceleration and hit the brakes before a collision can occur. The system is part of Nissan’s goal, which it dubbed “Vision Zero”, to help eliminate deaths and serious injuries caused by vehicular accidents. For years now, the company has developed and commercialized such technologies that would help eliminate car collisions.
The Emergency Assist technology will first debut in the Nissan Elgrand MPV (Multiple Purpose Vehicle) model, which is sold in Japan and in select overseas markets. The Elgrand has already been equipped with several technologies from Nissan’s Vision Zero safety goals, such as the Around View Monitor and Moving Object Detection, both of which make use of the same four cameras to provide a top-view image of the car and its surroundings and to detect and warn the driver about moving objects within the camera’s field of view.
[ via 4 Traders ]