Nissan emergency assist to reduce accidents caused by pedal misapplication
Nissan today announced the development of the Emergency assist for pedal misapplication (with Carpark Detection Function) to help reduce accidents caused by pedal misapplication. This new technology will debut on the updated Elgrand model – an MPV sold in Japan and in select markets throughout Asia. To date, the Elgrand has been equipped with many examples of world-first advanced safety equipment, such as the Around View Monitor and Moving Object Detection functions, among others.
The Emergency assist for pedal misapplication technology is aimed at reducing acceleration accidents in parking lots and other spaces where a car could collide with walls if a driver mistakenly depresses the accelerator instead of the brake pedal. Using the four cameras of the Around View Monitor and ultrasonic sonar, the system detects if the car is currently in a parking space or not; and if there are obstacles such as walls in the direction the vehicle is traveling. The function automatically controls acceleration if necessary and applies the brakes before a collision can occur.