Nissan Qashqai achieves “very good” rating in Euro NCAP’s Assisted Driving assessment

In its latest assessment of Assisted Driving systems, Euro NCAP has ranked the ProPilot with Navi-Link system in the Nissan Qashqai as “very good”, the highest possible rating.

This follows the Nissan Qashqai being named Best In Class in the small off-road category by Euro NCAP back in January.

The Assisted Driving assessment is divided into two areas, covering “assisted competence” and “safety back-up”.

74% score for assistance competence

The Nissan Qashqai achieved a score of 74% on overall assistance competence, with 20 points out of a possible 25 for the clarity of the information available to consumers on the ProPilot with Navi-Link system. The visibility of the system status scored 20.9 points out of 25.

A maximum of 25 points was awarded in the driving collaboration category, where the system is assessed for how it responds when the driver needs to intervene to avoid an obstacle, for example.

Of a maximum 35 points, 30 were achieved in the steering assistance category for successfully steering the car through an “S”-bend at up to 62mph.

93% in safety back-up

The ProPilot with Navi-Link system was given the maximum 25 points in the category of system failure, where a blocked sensor could compromise the system performance.

ProPilot with Navi-Link was found to have given timely warnings, which allowed the driver to be aware that the system would not be able to offer the full level of assistance. To prevent the driver from being tempted to rely too heavily on the driver assistance system and take their attention away from the road, the ProPilot with Navi-Link system constantly monitors that the driver has at least one hand on the wheel.

If no hands are detected on the steering wheel, a visual and sound warning is activated. If the driver’s hands remain off the steering wheel from this point, the car will initiate a deceleration and will come to a full stop. ProPilot with Navi-Link within the Nissan Qashqai achieved 20 points out of a potential 25 for the operation of this feature.

Within the suite of assessments for avoiding a collision, Euro NCAP awarded 48.4 points out of a possible 50. In this category, the tests assess how the Nissan Qashqai, equipped with ProPilot with Navi-Link, performs in avoiding a collision when approaching a stationary car on a bend, approaching a braking car, approaching a slower moving car, a car pulling in to the lane just in front, and a car in front changing lane to reveal another car in front.

Developed for peace of mind

The Nissan Qashqai features a first for Nissan in Europe with the new head-up display. This allows the driver to monitor their speed, navigation directions and the prevailing speed limit without taking their eyes off the road.

The inclusion of intelligent headlights, which adjust the shape of the beam to prevent oncoming drivers being dazzled, is another example of innovative technology on the Nissan Qashqai which enhances safety.

The model also features Blind Spot Intervention which senses when another vehicle has not been seen by the driver in a neighbouring lane and will actively steer the Qashqai back into lane and away from the danger. Rear Cross Traffic Alert also prevents collisions when reversing out of parking spaces.

Supportive and effective

The Euro NCAP ranking continues to emphasise the Nissan Qashqai’s focus on advanced safety. The Nissan Qashqai was awarded the What Car? Safety Award earlier this year, an excellent recognition of its segment-leading active safety technologies.

David Moss, Senior Vice President, Regional Research & Development, Nissan Technical Centre Europe, said “We’re delighted that the many integrated features of Nissan’s advanced ProPilot with Navi-Link system have been comprehensively assessed by Euro NCAP.

“The ranking of Very Good reflects our objective of developing technology which is supportive, intuitive and effective in reducing the stress and risk of daily driving.”

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