Nissan places safety on top with Ariya

Nissan Ariya

Nissan shared that it continues to move its thrust in limiting the occurrence of deaths from accidents involving its model offerings — including electric vehicles (EV).


  • How many data points are evaluated in the Ariya?

    Nissan said that more than 100 data points are assessed on the Ariya.
  • What is the main goal of conducting these tests on Nissan vehicles?

    The overall objective, Nissan said, is to prevent collisions where possible and mitigate damage and injuries in case of unavoidable collisions.
  • With the Nissan Ambition 2030 at the forefront of its goals, the Japanese automaker noted in a statement that each vehicle — including the all-electric crossover Ariya — has been subjected to rigorous crash testing to meet the highest safety standards in the event of a collision.

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    The company said that a highly-trained team of engineers at the Nissan Technical Centre in Atsugi, Japan, puts the company’s flagship EV through hundreds of extensive tests, which include frontal-side- and rear-impact collisions, as well as those simulating accidents when pedestrians are on the road. “All needing as little as 1/1000th of a second to ensure the Ariya meets the stringent standards Nissan has set for itself,” the company shared.

    Nissan’s Passive Safety Evaluation Group’s Gen Tanabe said that more than 100 data points are evaluated on the Ariya. "Because the upcoming Ariya will be sold in many markets, we will conduct more than 400 tests from the early stages of development to market launch."

    Further, Nissan said that based on the results gathered from the tests, the Ariya's body and cabin structure can absorb a variety of impacts and offer superior protection for drivers and passengers.

    During the assessments, engineers from Nissan's Passive Safety Evaluation Group measure the force of potential impact on the vehicle's body and structural components, as well as its effects on the driver and passengers via test dummies of various sizes and body types equipped with multiple sensors to record simulated injury levels to vital areas of the body.


    According to Nissan, many of the testing procedures employed for the Nissan Leaf have been adapted for the Ariya to set its own safety standards, which is claimed to be “more comprehensive than those required by regulators.” 

    As an example, Nissan said that since Ariya's EV battery pack is high voltage, the safety engineers needed to ensure it retained its structural integrity in the case of a crash without the electrodes leaking.

    “Serving as the basis for developing safer vehicles, Nissan's safety proposition includes active and passive safety measures to support the safety of vehicle occupants in a variety of scenarios. The overall goal is to prevent collisions where possible and, in case of unavoidable collisions, mitigate damage and injuries,” the company ended.

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