Nissan has announced plans to introduce three new safety systems which aim to reduce the number of serious and fatal injuries that result because of car crashes.

Nissan has announced plans to introduce three new safety systems in the near future.

The first system, called Acceleration Suppression, uses sensors and four cameras - from the Around View Monitor - to determine if the driver accidently hits the accelerator instead of the brake pedal. When this occurs in a parking lot, the system applies the brakes to minimize damage or prevent an accident.

Likewise, the Multi-Sensing System uses cameras to detect pedestrians and other vehicles. This doesn't sound terribly exciting, but MSS has a blind spot warning system, a lane departure warning system and moving object detection.

Lastly, the Predictive Forward Collision Warning System aims to reduce pileup accidents which occur when a vehicle ahead of you stops and you can't see it. It uses a sensor to measure the distance and relative velocity of the two vehicles in front of you and provides an audio and visual warning when it determines you need to apply the brakes.

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Nissan shows off new safety tech including an acceleration suppression system [videos]