Ever panicked while driving and accidentally hit both the brake and acceleration at a dangerous speed? If you have, you're not the only one. In fact, this potentially dangerous occurrence happens all too frequently. That's why Nissan has been equipping all models with Brake Override Technology for the past six years.
You may be wondering why we at Anderson Nissan of Asheville are telling you about a safety system that is hardly new. While that may be true, we feel it's always good to highlight technology with life-saving potential. In fact, brake override is so important that the federal government is currently considering making it standard across all vehicle makes and models. While other automakers supply their vehicles with airbags and safety sensors, the Nissan Brake Override Technology system is the only one that steps in right in the nick of time. In the case of the aforementioned scenario, the system overrides the acceleration. This allows the brakes to do their job and keeps an accident from occurring.
As with all Nissan technologies, the automaker has thought brake override the whole way through. Taking into consideration possible low-speed maneuvers, designers created the system to only work when necessary. This means it will not kick in at unwanted times such as when a driver tries to gain traction on slippery surfaces. In addition to this technology, all new Nissan models come with Emergency Shut-off which allows drivers to rapidly shut down the engine. Again, to ensure this tool doesn't activate at the wrong time, Nissan has programmed the button to work only after it is purposefully tapped three times or pressed for more than two seconds.
Whether you've already experienced this technology in your own Nissan vehicle or are learning about it for the first time, Anderson Nissan of Asheville invites you to contact us with any remaining questions you may have. If you'd prefer to talk to one of our Nissan experts in person, feel free to stop by at 629 Brevard Road Asheville, NC 28806 during our regular business hours.