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Nissan Altima Earns Advanced Rating from IIHS

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Advanced safety tech features have earned the 2019 and 2020 Nissan Altima an “advanced” rating in front crash prevention systems conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

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“The well-being of those inside our cars is just as important as the well-being of those outside our vehicles,” said Rob Warren, director, and chief marketing manager, Nissan North America. “AEB with Pedestrian Detection is announced as standard or available on 10 Nissan vehicles for the 2020 model year, and we’re working on expanding the technology further as quickly as possible.”

The Nissan Altima is equipped with standard Automatic Emergency Braking, Brake Assist, Intelligent Forward Collision Warning, Intelligent Driver Alertness, and a Rearview Monitor. Available driver assist technologies include Bling Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Rear Automatic Braking, and Intelligent Lane Intervention.

The Nissan Maxima, model years 2019 and 2020, earned a “superior” rating in front crash prevention systems from the IIHS, due in part to its standard offering of Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection.

“Carmakers often roll out these kinds of advanced systems in more expensive luxury lines or as expensive options, so the superior performance of the standard systems on the more mainstream Maxima is noteworthy,” said IIHS President David Harkey.

The AEB with Pedestrian Detection from Nissan combines cameras and radar to monitor pedestrians close to the vehicle and checks the activity of vehicles close to you.

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“If a pedestrian is detected, visual and audible alerts are accompanied by automatic braking, helping to eliminate or significantly reduce the severity of an impact,” according to Nissan.