The new Infiniti M will introduce a new blind-spot warning system that will stop the car being steered into the path of the vehicle next to it.
The new system, called Blind Spot Intervention, functions like a normal warning system by detecting cars within the driver’s blind spot and issuing a warning. But if the driver pulls out anyway the M will take evasive action, and turn the steering to bring car back into its lane.
The M will also be available with Infiniti’s Drive system, which changes the car’s engine and chassis settings. Drivers can choose from Eco, Sport, Standard or Sport settings, which alter the gearshift characteristics and throttle response.
Eco includes the first application of Nissan’s Eco Pedal technology; if the accelerator pedal is pushed down hard, it pushes back with what is described as “gentle resistance”. The system can also be switched off.