During the launch event for the new Note, journalists have been among the first to experience Nissan Safety Shield – a network of three innovative safety features that combine to provide drivers with visibility and protection. Nissan Safety Shield is another new technology to be introduced to the B-segment by Nissan.

Unlike rival systems that rely on costly multi-camera and radar systems to monitor movements around the car, all three elements of the Nissan Safety Shield work using data sent from a single wide-angle rear-view camera. To ensure the lens is kept clean at all times, Nissan has developed a unique ‘wash and blow dry’ intelligent cleaning system that uses water and jet of compressed air.

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The Nissan Safety Shield comprises the following three systems:

Blind Spot Warning: If a vehicle is detected in either blind spot at the rear of the Note, a warning light illuminates in the glass of the Note’s wing mirror. If the driver indicates to change lanes and the system detects a vehicle in the danger area, the light flashes and an audible warning is given.

Lane Departure Warning: Advanced computer programming detects even faint road markings allowing the car to determine if it is drifting out of position without indicating. If it does, a warning is given to the driver to correct their road position.

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Moving Object Detection: This system gives an audible and visual alert if someone or something is moving behind the car, for example if a child is walking towards your reversing Note. Images from the camera are displayed on the 5.8-inch NissanConnect screen.