The 2016 Nissan Maxima: Why It's Changing the Game



Since its surprise debut in a recent Super Bowl commercial, the 2016 Nissan Maxima has been creating buzz across all platforms. From MotorTrend to Mashable, people can't stop talking about the completely redesigned vehicle. It was introduced to the public at the New York International Auto Show, and with this vehicle, Nissan plans to set "a new standard for style, performance and technology in the large sedan segment." 

One of the Maxima's many features is the Driver Attention Alert system, which detects if a driver is dangerously distracted or drowsy while behind the wheel. Drowsy driving is a major safety concern that doesn't receive the media attention it deserves. According to AAA, more than one-in-five (or 21%) of fatal car accidents can be attributed to driver fatigue. 

 

How does the Maxima help prevent this? The new steering wheel (which has a sporty flattened bottom) will learn a driver's habits and then will detect if the driver diverts from that pattern. That could mean erratic movement or no movement at all, and either behavior will cause the system to trigger an alert (seen below).

 

This technology was previously only available in luxury brands, but Nissan will be the first to create a mid-range sedan with this alert system.  

Another experimental feature on the Maxima will allow owners to remotely start their vehicle from anywhere, whether that's inside the house or across the country. Keep posted for more updates on the 2016 Maxima, and expect to see it in dealerships this summer!

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