Nissan Brake Override Technology is Critical to Safety
Brake Override Technology isn't new. It is, however, something we at Jenkins Nissan strive to help consumers understand the importance of. Since the 2005 model year, Nissan has equipped every model with the technology. Now, the federal government is considering making it a required feature across all vehicle brands.
Why is brake override so important? While many vehicles come equipped with safety features, brake override is the only system that kicks in at the critical moment. Think about it. Safety sensors detect a potential accident long before the danger even prevents itself. Seatbelts and airbags have their moment to shine once an accident actually takes place. But sometimes situations occur in which panic ensues and drivers are forced to stop at high speeds. During these moments, all too often the driver will accidentally hit the gas and brake at the same time. With most vehicles, this event would undoubtedly prompt a crash. But the safety system found in new Nissan models overrides accelerator input allowing the brakes to do their job.
In addition to brake override, Nissan drivers will find a second "critical-moment" safety feature called Emergency Engine Shut-Off. As the name suggests, this system shuts down the vehicle's engine at the tap of a button. Of course, the program was created to work only when a driver truly wants it to and therefore requires three taps or two seconds worth of pushing to activate.
To learn more about Nissan safety features, feel free to contact us online with any questions you may have. Or, if you'd prefer, Jenkins Nissan invites you to stop by at 4401 State Road 33N Lakeland, FL 33085 and talk with us in person. Brakes aren't the only Nissan parts we have knowledge about. In fact, whether it's parts, service or anything Nissan-related, we'd love to help you out!