Nissan Brake Override Technology (BOT)...The name likely rings a few bells. It first launched in select Nissan models in 2002 and was made standard in all new Nissan models in 2005. However, many prospective car buyers still don't know exactly how it works and therefore just how powerful it is. Charles Barker Nissan, serving the greater Norfolk area is here to tell you.
Designed to prevent accidents from happening, Nissan Brake Override Technology reduces engine power to optimize the effectiveness of the brakes in instances when drivers mistakenly hit both the gas- and the brake pedal. Operative word: mistakenly.
A truly intuitive technology Nissan BOT can distinguish when a driver is trying to stop short at high speeds and accidentally hits the accelerator and brakes...and when they're purposefully employing both peddles to on a steep incline or to improve traction in ice and snow. It will kick in only during the former.
Brake Override Technology is so powerful that the federal government is considering enforcing a regulation that mandates all vehicles include it. If such legislature passes, many auto manufactures will have a lot of catching up to do. Nissan, however, has already launched their next ground-breaking innovation.
Available in all new Nissan models with a Push Button Ignition, it's called Emergency Engine Shut-Off System. Similar to BOT, it reduces engine power, but in a far more immediate way. With just three pushes of the ignition button (or by pushing and holding it for two seconds), engine power is cut, bringing a whole new meaning to stopping on a dime.
At the root of BOT and Emergency Engine Shut-Off System, is raw innovation. If you don't currently own a Nissan all it takes is one test drive to see that Nissan means it when they say, "It isn't something we decided to do yesterday, or last week. It isn't a new initiative, or a flashy new marketing idea. Innovation...is what Nissan is."1.
To explore all of the life-saving and convenience-enhancing innovations Nissan provides drivers in the Norfolk area every day, visit Charles Barker Nissan located at 1250 N Military Highway Norfolk, VA 23502. And, if you have any questions about either Nissan BOT or Emergency Engine Shut-Off System, remember you can always contact us online or at (888) 480-5187.