Video: Nissan 'safety shield'

2013-03-05 09:31

GENEVA, Switzerland - The new Nissan Note, signalling the start of a wave of bold new models from the brand, is having its world debut at the 2013 Geneva auto show.

Following the Qashqai and Juke, Nissan hopes to raise the bar in the B segment with its new Note which benefits from extensive European development, tailored for buyers in Europe.


It's powered by a new 1198cc three-cylinder engine or a 1.5 turbodiesel. The entry petrol produces 60kW at 6000rpm and 110Nm at 4000rpm. Fuel consumption is rated at 3.9 litres/100km, CO2 emissions at 109g/km - well below the emissions tax threshhold.

The models also see the debut of the Japanese automaker’s new driver safety pack, something more usually found in premium vehicles. The Nissan "safety shield" uses data captured by a single rear camera  and includes:
Blind spot warning: Using the Around View Monitor camera, the system detects vehicles hidden in blind spots on each side of the Note. If a vehicle is detected a discreet warning light illuminates on the relevant external mirror. If Note's driver indicate for a lane change and the camera detects a vehicle coming alongside the light flashes and an audible warning is given.

Lane departure warning: Another premium feature making its debut in the B segment. It detects if the car is starting to drift out of its lane but by using its rear camera to monitor lane markings. Again, a warning is given to the driver to correct their road position.

Moving object detection: The around-view camera acts as a digital co-pilot to help its driver while reversing. Conventional parking aids warn of an object in the way but moving-object detection gives an audible and visual alert if somebody/something is moving behind the car. Images from the rear-view camera are displayed on the 15cm Nissan Connect screen.

Watch the video here!

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