New Nissan safety measures improve summer holiday driving

11th July 2014

Nissan's extensive testing of safety features in new models ensures that European motorists can take confident driving holidays this summer. The manufacturer has recently highlighted the advantages of the Lane Departure Warning system, which arrives with the new Note amongst others.

It's been revealed that engineers covered more than 100,000km (over 62,000 miles) when testing the new safety system in Europe. Trials under real-world road conditions have shown the effectiveness of the technology on narrower roads and different European countries, confirming the intelligence and versatility of Nissan's system.

Families in particular can benefit from the Nissan technologies – research has shown that having children in the car is the largest driver distraction. It's a greater danger than using a mobile phone while driving, and a lack of attention by the driver can lead to the car drifting out of lane and causing accidents.

The Lane Departure Warning system monitors the car's surroundings, using images from the built-in Around View Monitor camera setup. It alerts the driver to potential dangers and drifting, and understands the type of road the vehicle is being driven on.

This system is just one aspect of the comprehensive Nissan Safety Shield package, a bundle of security and protection measures being rolled out with new Nissan vehicles. Alongside the Lane Departure Warning, it incorporates Blind Spot Monitoring and Moving Object Detection.

Find the reliable Note and every other new Nissan car at Lookers – visit the showroom in Chester and book in for a test drive.