Standard Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) to Join Core Nissan Models in 2018 Model-Year

And that includes one of our favorites, the Nissan Maxima!

Nissan recently announced some very big news: it will be bringing the Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) driver-assist feature as a standard offering on seven of the best-sellers from the Nissan lineup, making that new Nissan Maxima you’ve been eyeing one safe bet—just be sure to hold on for the 2018-model year!

Nissan to offer standard Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) on one million U.S. vehicles in 2018 model year

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AEB will be featuring standard on the following models come the 2018 model year: Nissan Sentra, Nissan Maxima, Nissan Pathfinder, Nissan LEAF, Nissan Murano, Nissan Rogue, Nissan Rogue Sport, and Nissan Altima. AEB is a great feature to have, and it works like this: utilizing radar technology, the system monitors your proximity to the vehicle ahead of you; if you get too close, the system provides a visual and audible warning so you can take action to slow down, but if you fail to slow and a front-end collision seems likely, the vehicle can actually apply braking pressure itself, reducing the speed of your vehicle, and hopefully lessening the severity of any resulting impact.

"The big news here is that we're making AEB standard across all grades of our best-selling models," said Michael Bunce, vice president, Product Planning, Nissan North America, Inc. "This increased AEB availability is part of our ongoing commitment to help reduce fatalities while realizing our comprehensive vision of Nissan Intelligent Mobility." —from a June 8, 2017 Nissan Press Release

AEB isn’t new technology, but it is certainly new to see such an advanced feature being offered as standard equipment, with Nissan up at the front of the pack, helping to lead the tides of change; to date, only Toyota has announced similar plans to bring driver-assistive technology as a line-wide standard. Here at Hoffman Nissan, we’re certainly proud to see Nissan taking steps to make driver-assist features like these more widely available!

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