Nissan and Honda expand and improve active safety systems

Automatic braking available on all Nissan models by March 2016



Nissan Skyline
Nissan Skyline fitted with new millimeter-wave radar-based Forward Emergency Braking and Predictive Forward Collision Warning system (photo: courtesy of Nissan)
Honda Sensing package announced by Honda in October 2014 and made available in 2015 (photo: courtesy of Honda)

 This report focuses on automatic braking and other active safety systems on Nissan and Honda cars sold in Japan along with future plans. Both companies plan to adopt automatic braking and various other preventive safety systems on more models including mini vehicles and compact cars.

 In January 2015, Nissan announced that its automatic braking system, dubbed the Forward Emergency Braking System, will be available on nearly all Nissan vehicles including electric vehicles (EV) and commercial vehicles by March 2016. The Forward Emergency Braking System is offered in three different types; the millimeter-wave radar-based type available on the Fuga and Skyline, the camera-based type available on Teana, X- Trail, Serena and Note and the laser radar-based type available on mini vehicles.

 The all-new Honda Legend launched in February 2015 features an advanced driver-assistive system package, dubbed Honda Sensing that uses millimeter-wave radar and a monocular camera. The package contains eight active safety functions including six that are newly added to the safety systems on Honda cars. The package is available on a broad range of models including the Odyssey that was partially redesigned in January, the all-new Jade minivan launched in February, and the all-new Stepwgn being launched in April. The package details on the Odyssey and the Jade differs from that on the Legend.

 The availability of the safety systems is not limited to all-new models or fully redesigned models. Nissan and Honda plan to adopt automatic braking and other active safety systems on partially redesigned models as well at the earliest opportunity.

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Toyota: Introduction of active safety package on all cars in three years (Feb. 2015)
Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) by Bosch, Denso and Renesas (Feb. 2015)