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Nissan unveils car pedal misapplication technology

By FaezClutchless on 25 Oct 2012

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You might have heard of stories where a vehicle gets into an accident when the driver mistakenly steps on the wrong pedal, for example, stepping the acceleration pedal instead of the brake pedal while parking.

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In order to eliminate such accidents from happening, Nissan has unveiled a new technology which will help reduce accidents caused by pedal misapplication and it will debut on the new, upcoming Nissan Elgrand at the end of this year.

The technology is known as the Emergency Assist for Pedal Misapplication with Carpark Detection Function. It uses one of Nissan’s safety technologies, Around View Monitor, and it detects if your vehicle is at a parking space where a vehicle could collide with a wall if the driver mistakenly applies the wrong pedal.

The pedal misapplication technology is said to reduce acceleration accidents in parking areas and in other spaces where a car could hit (for example) a wall if the driver accidentally presses the acceleration pedal instead of the brake pedal.

The technology uses four cameras (part of the Around View Monitor) and ultrasonic sonar to detect if the car is currently in a parking area or not and also if there are any obstacles such as a wall or other parked vehicles in the direction of the vehicle travelling.

If the system detects that the vehicle is going to hit an obstacle, the system will automatically control the acceleration (if necessary) and will apply the brakes before a collision could happen.

As mentioned above, the new pedal misapplication system will debut on the new Nissan Elgrand MPV. To this date, the Nissan Elgrand has been fitted with several of Nissan’s safety features such as the Around View Monitor and also the Moving Object Detection system. The new car will be made available by the end of the year in Japan and selected Asian markets.

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Some say that his blood is actually RON98 petrol and some say that his right foot weighs over 20kg. But all that we know about Faez is that he loves to drive and is a JDM enthusiast.

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Ferrari_enzo Oct 26 2012 09:56 PM
for pricks that requires car nanny, the best medicine is a self drive car
Xefera Oct 29 2012 09:18 AM
looks like 007 needs to skip Nissan cars in future if he ever needs a getaway car laugh.gif
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