Nissan's Autonomous Emergency Steering System is designed to steer the car to safety when a collision is imminent
The system is designed primarily to help the driver (and car) avoid collisions in circumstances where braking alone won’t be sufficient
In the same way that we didn’t go straight from landline phones to smartphones, there are likewise going to be some intermediate steps between today’s manually-driven cars and tomorrow’s fully self-driving models. We’re already seeing some of those steps starting to pop up, in the form of things like Cadillac’s Super Cruise control, Volkswagen’s Temporary Auto Pilot, and Volvo’s traffic jam assistance system. Nissan’s latest contribution is its recently-announced Autonomous Emergency Steering System.
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