The average human has a field of vision of around 120-degrees, but drivers of the new Nissan Note will be able to see a full 360-degrees thanks to Nissan’s Around View Monitor.

The new model, unveiled at last month’s Geneva Motor Show, is the first Nissan to feature its advanced Safety Shield – a package of technologies that delivers a new level of driver assistance in the small car segment – along with the advanced Around View Monitor.

Safety Shield incorporates Nissan’s Blind Spot Warning system, Lane Departure Warning and Moving Object Detection through its innovative convex-lens camera located, unconventionally, at the rear of the car. The camera provides drivers with over 180-degrees visibility from a point just below the rear windscreen – effectively giving them eyes in the back of their heads and allowing them to see objects out of their normal field of view. The system also alerts drivers to potential dangers, such as a child walking towards their reversing Note or other vehicles hidden in blind spots.

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Making use of a further three cameras – one on the front grille and one on each door mirror – the Note also features Nissan’s acclaimed helicopter view parking aid, Around View Monitor, giving drivers a birds-eye view of their car. The 5.8-inch dashboard mounted screen displays a full, virtual 360-degree view, making manoeuvres significantly easier. The Nissan Note is the first car in its segment to offer this system.

Source: Nissan