New Japanese models feature increased use of active safety systems

Adoption of backup collision intervention and automatic braking systems expands

2014/07/08

Summary

Toyota Harrier
Toyota Harrier featuring many active safety systems
(Tokyo Motor Show 2013)

 Reported below is feature availability on new models released for sale in Japan by Japanese OEMs from September 2013 to June 2014. 17 new and fully redesigned models including six mini vehicles are reported: four each under the Honda and Nissan brand, three under Toyota, two under Daihatsu, and one each under Mazda, Subaru, Mitsubishi, and Suzuki. Equipment that has been increasingly used includes the start-stop system which shuts down the engine before the vehicle stops, backup collision intervention systems, collision mitigation brakes, LED headlamps, and the cold storage evaporators which limit the increase in cabin temperature during an idle stop.


Advanced equipment made available by Japanese OEMs on their new models

(New models launched in Japan from September 2013 to June 2014)
Equipment Models
Driving performance
(including fuel efficiency)
ESC (for mini vehicles) Honda N-WGN, Nissan Days Roox, Mitsubishi eK Space,
Suzuki Hustler, Daihatsu Copen, Daihatsu Tanto
Pre-stop start-stop system Honda N-WGN, Nissan Days Roox, Mitsubishi eK Space,
Suzuki Hustler, Daihatsu Tanto
Collision safety Driver's knee airbag Toyota Noah/Voxy, Toyota Harrier, Toyota Crown Majesta,
Subaru Levorg
Driving assistance Backup collision intervention Toyota Harrier, Honda Odyssey, Nissan Skyline
Collision mitigation brake system
at low speeds
Honda Vezel, Honda N-WGN, Honda Odyssey, Honda Fit,
Mazda Axela, Suzuki Hustler, Daihatsu Tanto
Collision mitigation brake system
at medium and high speeds
Toyota Harrier, Toyota Crown Majesta, Honda Odyssey,
Nissan Skyline, Nissan X-Trail, Mazda Axela, Subaru Levorg
Visibility LED headlamps Toyota Noah/Voxy, Toyota Harrier, Toyota Crown Majesta,
Honda Vezel, Honda Odyssey, Honda Fit, Nissan Skyline,
Nissan X-Trail, Subaru Levorg, Daihatsu Copen
Automatic high beams Toyota Noah/Voxy, Toyota Harrier, Toyota Crown Majesta,
Nissan Skyline, Mazda Axela
Comfort Cold storage evaporator Toyota Noah/Voxy, Toyota Harrier, Honda Odyssey,
Suzuki Hustler
Rear air conditioning system Toyota Noah/Voxy, Toyota Crown Majesta

Related Reports:
  Features on new Hyundai/Kia models (Mar. 2014)
  German OEMs roll-out advanced driving assistance systems (Nov. 2013),
  New European models' specifications (Jan. 2014)
  US models feature increased use of automatic braking systems (Aug. 2013),
  Features on new Japanese models (Jul. 2013)