April 30th, 2015 by


2015 INFINITI Q50 sport sedan and Q70 luxury performance sedan models equipped with Forward Emergency Braking (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. 

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