Nissan is always looking to innovate. Creating new technology is a big part of what makes Nissan stand out. Each year, Nissan adds to their already extensive array of tech, building on an intelligence suite that has been established for decades. For the coming year, Nissan looks to install some new technology into one its most popular vehicles, the Nissan Pathfinder.
Starting with the 2018 Model, the Nissan Pathfinder will come built with additional safety for parents. Announced earlier this month, the 2018 Pathfinders will come build with a special “Rear Door Alert” (RDA) monitoring system.
What is Rear Door Alert?
Used as a mechanism to help eliminate the problem of children being harmed from heat stroke when left inside vehicles, RDA is software that helps notify the driver to check the back seat before walking away from a parked vehicle. With the rate of child heat stroke related events growing by more than 60% over the last year, Nissan feels it’s imperative to do what they can do to ensure no more children are harmed from an event like this.
How does it work?
Invented by some of Nissan’s lead engineers, Marlene Mendoza and Elsa Foley, Nissan’s RDA system detects whether or not one of the rear doors was opened at the start of the trip, that’s before the car was actually started, and then checks whether or not a door was opened before the car was parked and turned off at the end of the trip. This system will give off a notification to the driver in on the display panel of the vehicle as well as a quiet but distinct chirping sound to help notify the driver.
The all new RDA system is just a subtle example of how Nissan stays ahead of the technological game. Stay tuned for more innovative technology to be revealed as more specs from the 2018 vehicle roster get revealed.
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