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2015 Infiniti Q50 and Q70 awarded Top Safety Pick + rating from IIHS

2015 Infiniti Q50 sport sedan and Q70 luxury performance sedan models equipped with Forward Emergency Braking (FEB) [*] (with the exception of the Q70 V8 AWD) have earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) highest safety award, TOP SAFETY PICK+. The QX60 luxury SUV also took home some accolades, receiving an IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK rating. [*]


IIHS safety awards are based on a vehicle’s ability to protect its occupants and prevent or mitigate crashes. To earn a TOP SAFETY PICK, vehicles must receive a ‘good’ rating in the moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraint performance tests, as well as a 'good' or 'acceptable' rating in the small overlap front test. To receive the highest rating of TOP SAFETY PICK+, vehicles must meet the same standards as for the TOP SAFETY PICK, as well as earn an 'advanced' or 'superior' rating for front crash prevention.


Q50 and Q70 models were awarded IIHS’ highest accolade for their performance on the IIHS crashworthiness evaluations, and the advanced front crash safety features available on both vehicles, particularly Infiniti’s Forward Emergency Braking (FEB) system. [*]


FEB helps alert drivers to potential collisions with the vehicle in front of them by providing visual and audible warnings, and applying partial braking. If the driver doesn’t respond to the initial alerts, a more urgent warning is provided and an increased level of braking is applied to help avoid or mitigate a crash. The Q50 and Q70 can also be equipped with the world-first Predictive Forward Collision Warning (PFCW) system, which helps warn drivers of certain risks that may lie beyond their field of vision. PFCW senses not only the relative velocity and distance of a vehicle directly ahead, but also of the vehicle travelling in front of that one, providing audible and visual warnings when it detects traffic slowing ahead. [*]


"The IIHS announcement that Infiniti Q50 and Q70 models were awarded a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating and the QX60 achieved TOP SAFETY PICK demonstrates Infiniti’s ongoing dedication to safety."

— Michael Bartsch, Infiniti Americas Vice President

Infiniti Q50 Safety and Driver Assistance

2015 Infiniti Q50 models are available with a host of safety features. Constructed from ultra-high strength steel, the Q50 uses zone body construction with front and rear crumple zones to create a reinforced passenger compartment that acts as a safety cage to help protect both the driver and passengers.


Infiniti incorporated two systems into the optional Direct Adaptive Steering (DAS) technology that help drivers avoid dangerous “lane drift.” Using a small camera in front of the rearview mirror to detect lane markers in the road, Lane Departure Warning (LDW) alerts drivers with audible and visual cues when they start to drift out of a lane while driving at certain speeds. On vehicles equipped with DAS, Lane Departure Prevention (LDP) helps ease the vehicle back toward the center of the lane by providing small electronic steering input changes if the driver does not heed LDW’s warning. [*]


The Infiniti Active Lane Control (ALC), another world’s first technology, debuted on the Q50 as an available option. ALC helps the driver make fewer steering corrections on freeways. With the same camera-based system used in LDP and LDW, and the electronic steering function of DAS, ALC helps the driver keep the car centered by making minor corrections for crosswinds and road crowning. [*]


Q50’s additional available safety and convenience options include Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC) with full speed range, Backup Collision Intervention (BCI), Distance Control Assist (DCA), Blind Spot Warning (BSW), and Blind Spot Intervention (BSI). [*]

Infiniti Q70 Safety and Driver Assistance

The 2015 Infiniti Q70 is available with a number of innovative technologies, including Infiniti's Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Lane Departure Prevention (LDP) systems. [*]


Blind Spot Warning (BSW) and Blind Spot Intervention® (BSI) systems are also available as part of the Technology Package. If BSW detects a vehicle in the blind spot area, an indicator light illuminates. If the driver then uses the turn signal, the indicator flashes and an audible warning sounds. [*]


If the vehicle gets close to the lane marker while another vehicle is detected in the blind spot area, the indicator flashes, an audible warning sounds, and selective braking is applied to one side of the vehicle, helping the driver bring the vehicle back to the center of the driving lane. BSI operates regardless of turn signal usage. Other available safety features include Front Pre-Crash Seat Belts. [*]


For 2015, the following features are newly available in the Q70: Predictive Forward Collision Warning (PFCW); Around View® Monitor with Moving Object (MOD) Detection, Backup Collision Intervention® (BCI); and Forward Emergency Braking. [*]

Infiniti QX60 Safety and Driver Assistance

For 2015, the QX60 offers available driver assistance systems such as Around View® Monitor with Moving Object Detection (MOD), Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Lane Departure Prevention (LDP), Intelligent Cruise Control (Full-Speed Range), Distance Control Assist (DCA), Intelligent Brake Assist (IBA) with Forward Collision Warning (FCW), and Backup Collision Intervention (BCI). [*]

"Infiniti’s suite of technology features have always been designed to enhance the experience of driving, not take away from it, and with world’s first systems like Predictive Forward Collision Warning, we intend to help make it safer as well. [*] IIHS’ recognition of our efforts is an honor and reinforces our commitment to be leaders in this field."

— Michael Bartsch, Infiniti Americas Vice President

About Infiniti

Infiniti Motor Company Ltd. is headquartered in Hong Kong with sales operations in over 50 countries. The Infiniti brand was launched in 1989. Its range of premium automobiles is currently built in manufacturing facilities in Japan, the United States and China. Production in the UK will start in 2015, bringing with it significant expansion of the brand’s portfolio. Infiniti plans to also expand manufacturing into Mexico by 2017.


As the Title Partner and Vehicle Performance Partner of Infiniti Red Bull Racing, Infiniti has a far-reaching technical collaboration with the four-time FIA Formula One World Championship winning Team.


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