The ProPilot driver assistance system with Navi link installed in the new Nissan Qashqai has been rated “Very Good” by Euro NCAP. The evaluation of driver assistance systems by Euro NCAP covers two areas, “assistance efficiency” and “safety support”.
A score of 74% in “help efficiency”.
The new QASHQAI received a score of 74% in the overall ‘Assistance Efficiency’ item. It scored 20 out of 25 for visualizing information available to consumers on the ProPilot system using Navi-Link, while the driver’s view of the system’s status scored 20.9 out of 25.
A maximum of 25 points is awarded for the Driving Collaboration class, where the system is evaluated on the way it interacts with the driver, eg when the latter has to avoid an obstacle
In terms of the performance of the ProPilot’s adaptive cruise control with Navi-Link, the system successfully handled scenarios where QASHQAI approached a moving car but slower, the car broke off in it, and the car suddenly veered off the lane in front of it and exposed another. the cars. The fact that the assistance remains active after the vehicle has come to a complete stop is also checked.
Out of a maximum of 35 points, 30 points were earned in the steering assistance class after the system successfully steered the vehicle in the “S” up to 100 km/h.
A score of 93% in “back-up security” (extra security)
In the “Standby Safety” chapter, the level of security of the system is evaluated when the driver does not react to a dangerous event.
In the Collision Avoidance Rankings series, Euro NCAP awarded QASHQAI 48.4 out of a possible 50 points. Tests measured the ability of the ProPilot-equipped QASHQAI with Navi-Link to avoid collision when approaching a parked vehicle in a turn, braking to a vehicle directly ahead, a slow-moving vehicle, or a vehicle heading onto the lane directly ahead. Likewise, a car suddenly exits the lane in front of it and reveals another car.
The ProPilot with Navi-Link received a maximum score of 25 points in the system failure test, which simulates a prohibited sensor that is detrimental to its operation. ProPilot with Navi-Link has been found to give timely warnings, letting the driver know that the system will not be able to provide the full level of assistance.
To prevent the driver from being tempted to rely too much on the driver assistance system and distracting him from the road, ProPilot with Navi-Link constantly monitors that the driver has at least one hand on the steering wheel. If no hand is detected, a visual and audible warning is activated. If the driver’s hands no longer touch the steering wheel, the car begins to slow down and comes to a stop. QASHQAI’s ProPilot with Navi-Link scored 20 out of a possible 25 for operating this safety.
Developed for peace of mind
Nissan offers the new Qashqai, and for the first time in Europe, a head-up display that allows the driver to monitor his speed, the applicable speed limit and the navigation system indicators, without taking his eyes off the road.
The smart headlights, whose beam shape is modified to avoid dazzling oncoming drivers, are another example of innovative technology that improves safety in the Qashqai.
This model is also equipped with Blind Spot Intervention, which detects when the driver does not see another vehicle in the blind spot and steer the Qashqai out of danger. Rear Cross Traffic Alert prevents collisions when exiting a parking lot without being able to see if the vehicle is approaching from the side.
David Moss, Senior Vice President, Regional Research and Development, Nissan Technical Center Europe, said: “We are pleased that many of the integrated features of the advanced Pro-Pilot system with Nissan’s Navi-Link system have been rigorously evaluated by Euro NCAP. The ‘Very Good’ rating reflects our goal to develop intuitive and efficient assistive technology to reduce the stress and risks of everyday driving.”
David Moss added: “When developing QASHQAI, we took an approach to determine how the technology can better support the driver in high workload situations. Intervention is done in phases, the first stage being information, then alerting and finally intervention, in case the driver does not take corrective action.”
The Nissan Qashqai range will soon be expanded with the addition of Nissan’s exclusive electric powertrain, which combines performance, efficiency and driving pleasure.
Euro NCAP has been testing cars independently since 1997, evaluating most of the new models released under ever-changing parameters. In addition to evaluating the actual physical resistance of cars in various simulated collisions, the body also tests and evaluates collision prevention techniques.