Nissan released its newly developed collision avoidance system to the public yesterday. The company will put its upmarket minivan El Grande equipped with this system on the market next month. The images from the in-car cameras and supersonic waves from the sonars together avoid an accident caused by a mistaken application of the accelerator at low-speed traveling in a parking lot. An El Grande with this system is only 20,000 yen higher than a standard El Grande. Nissan plans to increase the number of models with the system gradually. Please see No. 646: Japanese auto safety technology is growing more sophisticated (November 14, 2012) for reference.
The four sonars installed in the front and rear bumpers detect an obstacle. Even if the driver of a vehicle applies an accelerator mistakenly, the system automatically controls the acceleration and applies the brake before collision. The four in-car cameras detect the while lines showing the parking space and recognizes the parking space for a vehicle to avoid a mistaken application of the accelerator even if no obstacle exists in the vicinity of the vehicle. An El Grande with this system is priced at about 5,200,000 yen.
Nissan’s El Grande minivan equipped with its
newly developed collision avoidance system