Nissan brings back a new version of its triple safety pack in form of the Safety Shield, this time for the small B-segment cars. Showcased on the new Note at the the Nissan Live Event in Bratislava, Slovakia, this “shield” utilizes three innovative safety features to provide the driver with exceptional view and protection.
Technologies combined in this system include the Blind Spot Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Moving Object Detection. They are interlinked to eliminate any chance of collision due to poor visibility, which Nissan believes is a killer in B-segment cars.
What sets this system apart is the unique and cost-effective way it is made, so it can added to this class of cars without increasing the price too much. Most rival systems use costly multi-camera and radar systems to monitor movements around the car, while Nissan Safety Shield relies on the data gathered by a single wide-angle rear-view camera.
Obviously, it is vital to keep this camera clean at all times, because the computer relies on its images to monitor the road. To make sure about that, Nissan has come up with a unique ‘wash and blow dry’ intelligent cleaning system that uses water and jet of compressed air. Neat!
Among the features of the Shield, the Object Detection system is particularly handy in the Note. Because of the car’s unique shape, rear visibility is not very good. And it’s a family car. You do the math. This system gives an audible and visual alert if someone or something is moving behind the car, for example if a child is walking towards your reversing Note. Meanwhile images from the rear view are displayed on a 5.8-inch NissanConnect screen.