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Nissan to Roll Out Standard Auto Braking Tech in Japan

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 4/8/2015 Megan Stewart

Earlier today, Nissan announced that it will be offering standard automatic braking on all mass-volume cars in its domestic market of Japan later this year. The first model to benefit from the mass rollout will be the X-Trail Hybrid SUV (the hybrid version of our Nissan Rogue) that was unveiled last week.

2014 Nissan Rogue SL AWD© Provided by MotorTrend 2014 Nissan Rogue SL AWD

We've heard about Nissan's plan to introduce new autonomous driving technology to its Japanese lineup by the end of 2016; however, it was not mentioned if that same tech would be making its way to the U.S. in the same timeframe.

Currently, the Infiniti brand offers Forward Emergency Braking on the Q50 when equipped with the Technology Package, and Intelligent Brake Assist with Forward Collision Warning on the Q70, along with all Infiniti crossovers and SUVs equipped with the Technology Package. As for the Nissan brand, the 2015 Murano SL and Platinum feature Forward Emergency Braking, which will be a standard feature on the all-new 2016 Maxima SL, SR, and Platinum. However, Nissan couldn't comment on plans to bring the technology to any other models in the U.S. lineup.

Other automakers have stated their plans to introduce more autonomous safety tech across their lineups, including Toyota. Toyota has already started to introduce pre-collision technology on select 2015 models, and will have fully implemented it across its lineup by 2017.

Source: Nissan

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