NHTSA Awards 2014 Infiniti Q50 Overall Five-Star Safety Rating
As New Year’s Day looms, the annual National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) safety reports separate those vehicles that take safety to the next level from the rest of the pack. This year’s report saw the 2014 Infiniti Q50 honored with an overall five-star safety rating in the New Car Assessment Program (NCAP), which it earned thanks to a bevy of active and passive safety features.
“We’re pleased with NHTSA’s recognition of Infiniti’s efforts to develop some of the safest cars on the road,” said Infiniti Americas Vice President, Michael Bartsch, in the automaker’s official statement. “The Q50 offers elegant design, inspired performance and ‘Five-Star’ safety. In particular, the Q50 is also the platform for us to introduce a number of world’s first safety technologies including Active Lane Control (ALC) and Predictive Forward Collision Warning (PFCW).”
PFCW warns drivers of risks on the road ahead, sensing the velocity and traveling speed of the two vehicles preceding the Q50 in traffic, and subsequently issuing audio and visual warnings to help prevent a crash.
Active Lane Control is another revolutionary option available in the Q50, using the same cameras utilized by the vehicle’s Lane Departure Warning/Lane Departure Prevention systems to monitor the painted lines and keep the vehicle centered.
With these features and more, it’s no surprise that NHTSA awarded the 2014 Infiniti Q50 an overall five-star safety rating this year. Where do you place vehicle safety in terms of importance when purchasing a new car? We want to know! Leave us a comment below.
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