Front Crash Safety Systems Help Q50 Earn Highest Possible Accolade
The 2014 Infiniti Q50 has earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's (IIHS) highest possible safety award, Top Safety Pick+. Applies only to models equipped with optional Forward Emergency Braking [*].
Both the Infiniti Q50 3.7 and Q50 Hybrid models, including rear- and All-Wheel Drive versions, were awarded the IIHS' highest possible accolade of Top Safety Pick+ because of the available advanced front crash safety systems, including Infiniti's newly released Forward Emergency Braking (FEB) system.
Forward Emergency Braking (FEB) helps alert drivers to potential collisions with the vehicle in front of them by providing visual and audible warnings and applying partial braking to help the driver avoid the collision.[*]
In addition, Infiniti's world-first Predictive Forward Collision Warning (PFCW) system helps warn drivers of certain risks that lie beyond their field of view. It senses not only the relative velocity and distance of a vehicle directly ahead, but also of a vehicle travelling in front of the preceding one. [*]
A rating of Top Safety Pick from IIHS requires vehicles to meet crashworthiness standards alone, including good performance in the Institute's moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests and good or acceptable performance in the small overlap front test.
In order to receive the highest rating of Top Safety Pick+, vehicles must meet the same standards as for Top Safety Pick and also incorporate front crash prevention technology that helps drivers avoid a collision in the first place.