2018 Infiniti QX80 gets new ADAS features

Production of the new QX80 is underway at INFINITI’s Kyushu production facility in Japan, and it will go on sale in select INFINITI markets across North America, Asia, Western Europe and the Middle East at the end of 2017.

The new QX80 offers a range of drive assist technologies – proactive safety innovations that support the driver in identifying and responding to other vehicles and potential hazards. Drawing on inputs from five cameras and three radars to read the road ahead and monitor the vehicle’s surroundings, the system allows the car to react accordingly.

The 2018 QX80 is available with a range of technologies to inform the driver of their surroundings, help them avoid potential hazards and ease the monotony of driving in certain conditions. These technologies include: Lane Departure Warning and Prevention, Intelligent Cruise Control, Distance Control Assist, Predictive Forward Collision Warning, Forward Emergency Braking, Blind Spot Warning and Intervention and Backup Collision Intervention.

The drive assist technologies can operate between 20 and 90 mph, while Intelligent Cruise Control can operate down to just 1 mph.

INFINITI has long been a pioneer in changing public perception of active and protective safety technologies. The brand led the way with a range of world-first applications of proactive safety innovations, including Backup Collision Intervention, Lane Departure Warning and Prevention, and Predictive Forward Collision Warning.

Owners of the new QX80 are further assisted by an available new Smart Rear View Mirror. The new ‘digital’ mirror allows the driver to use the rear-view mirror as a standard mirror, or turn it into a monitor at the touch of a button. In the latter mode, it displays video from a camera mounted in the upper rear windshield. This enables drivers to see behind the car even when the rear window is blocked by fog, ice, passengers, or cargo. In icy conditions, owners need only scrape ice off the camera lens, instead of the entire rear window.

Furthermore, it improves visibility at night and in low-light conditions, with a High Definition Resolution (HDR) display combining two images into one, like a smartphone camera, at 60 frames-per-second. As a safety measure, it also enables a clearer view behind the car in all conditions, with a wide-angle lens providing full visibility to the rear. Compared to a conventional rear-view mirror, with a 19 to 20-degree viewing angle through the car and out of the rear glass, the 2018 QX80’s new Smart Rear View Mirror offers up to a 48.1-degree view.

Source: Infiniti