Nissan to add Rear Door Alert to all four-door vehicles
Already offered on the Nissan Pathfinder, Nissan’s groundbreaking Rear Door Alert system will now be available on every four-door Nissan model. Built to keep everyone safe from distractions, it’s a simple technology with incredible implications.
"I'm proud to see Nissan lead the way by making Rear Door Alert standard on more models," said Marlene Mendoza, a mechanical engineer who helped create the technology. "What started as a chat with my colleague, Elsa Foley, is now innovative technology being adopted in more Nissan models. It is a testament to Nissan's culture."
"The idea was inspired when I accidentally left a pan of lasagna in the back seat of my car overnight," added Mendoza, a mother of three, who was pregnant when the idea struck. "The worst thing was the car smelled for days, but it made me ask myself, 'What if I left something far more important back there?'"
The system is capable of recognizing when the rear doors were opened before a trip, but not when the trip ends. If that were to happen, the system will notify the driver to check the rear seat with a visual warning. If that doesn’t do anything, the horn will start to beep.
"If you open a rear door and put something in the rear seat, Rear Door Alert will help you remember when you get to your destination that you may have forgotten it," Mendoza said. "By drawing attention back to the vehicle while the driver is walking away, the honking alerts you to recheck the back seat in addition to visual or interior audible alerts."
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