Nissan Increase Safety Features On New Qashqai
The 2014 Nissan Qashqai has more gadgets than a computer wizard's secret lair. As such, this crossover class vehicle – that is slightly longer and has a bigger boot than its predecessor – has a Front Collision Avoidance system. This scans the road via radar to monitor the space to hazards relative to speed and stopping distance. If this becomes too small it warns the motorist via an audible alert. Should the driver fail to react it then brakes to avoid the collision or minimise its severity. That is enough to make any computer wizard’s lair look sparse. Furthermore, Driver Attention Support – once it has “learnt” the motorist's driving style – monitors his or her inputs for signs of fatigue such as erratic steering movements. If necessary, it suggests it is time to rest via an alert on the dashboard. The Lane Departure Warning system, in contrast, scans motorway lane markings then warns the driver should the car wander off-line. The motorist can then take corrective action - and the system will not interfere if he/she uses the indicators to signal a deliberate change. This computer wizardry complements the Blind Spot Monitoring system which illuminates a light in the relevant wing mirror if a vehicle is concealed by (say) a rear pillar. The light then flashes and is accompanied by an audible chime should the motorist activate the indicators.