Nissan ASV-4 fourth-generation Advanced Safety Vehicle

Nissan has developed its fourth-generation Advanced Safety Vehicle, known as the Nissan ASV-4. Based on the Advanced Safety Vehicle Promotion Plan by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport Japan, the vehicle is designed to help reduce accidents by employing advanced vehicle-to-vehicle communications. Nissan will use the Nissan ASV-4 to test various technologies in preparation for commercial application. The preventive safety technologies deployed on the Nissan ASV-4 were developed to address specific high-risk scenarios that account for approximately 60% of traffic accidents in Japan.

The Nissan ASV-4 warning system employs vehicle-to-vehicle communications to alert the driver to take defensive actions in situations where an on-coming vehicle is not yet visible, but poses a potential threat to road safety.