Publised : November 21, 2013
Nissan debuts new Driver Attention Alert system to combat drowsy drivers!
With reportedly 1 in 5 deaths on the road caused by drowsy drivers, this problem deserves immediate attention. For this reason, Nissan has developed its new Driver Attention Alert (DAA) system. The system is available in the 2015 Nissan Murano crossover and in the 2016 Nissan Maxima sedan which has not yet been released. How can this system help prevent accidents related to drowsy drivers? The system first observes your driving patterns over a period of time. After it establishes your style of driving, it continues to monitor your driving. If you start driving in a way that is not your usual style, for example starting to swerve, the system will alert you. You will hear a chime and on the screen will pop up a picture of a coffee cup and a message suggesting that you take a break.
What about other factors such as road conditions, lane changes, and curves in the road which can also affect your driving? The system is also equipped to notice these external changes so as not to give you a false alert. The driver also has the option to switch off the system. Of course, responsibility lies with the driver to remain alert while on the road. However, Nissan is hoping to make a difference and help drivers with this new system.