2013MY Nissan will feature Easy-fill Tire Alert technology

Article by Christian A., on June 9, 2012

Nissan Motor Co.’s 2013 models will feature the Easy-fill Tire Alert technology, which gives tire pressure warnings. Nissan launched this device on the redesigned 2011 Quest minivan. It was more than ten years ago since Ford’s rollover crashes have underscored the need for the tires to be inflated properly.

The government had made a mandate that the vehicle should have tire-pressure-monitoring systems (TPMS). The system would alert the driver if the tire’s pressure decreases by 25% below the recommended inflation level. Unfortunately, many drivers don’t pay attention to the warnings. The most likely reason is that putting air to tires is a dirty job but then, it’s also difficult.

A regular a pressure gauge is not handy. There are many types of monitoring systems. Some could turn on a warning light on the instrument panel when at least one tire is underinflated. The advanced systems will show off a readout of each car’s readout of every guest’s air pressure. Nissan's system oversees the individual readout step further and provides signals when the tire could reach its recommended pressure.

No tire gauge is required. Each wheel has a pressure sensor on each wheel and it communicates with a body-control computer. When the tire is getting air, the car’s parking lights flash three times to let you know the system is active.

The 2013 Altima is among the five brand new Nissan models up for launch next year and, as the next best-selling sedan in the US in 2011, a lot is riding on the fifth breed of the Nissan Altima.

Carolin explained that the safe thing to do would be to imitate the method of other car makers, minimizing the improvements of the Altima to avoid disappointing the current market of clients. But that would not be in sync with Nissan's 'Innovation for All' ideology. They took their most profitable model and changed almost all of it - the feel, the design, the driving experience and most especially the technology - up to the windshield wipers and the headlamps.

The outcome is a car that holds on to a powerful fundamental reputation, gained 20 years and four generations, for reliability and quality and brings a new degree of fuel-efficiency, innovation, premium design, and dynamic performance.

Carolin added that matching it with a fragmented competitive set, the latest Nissan Altima is definitely the most useful, most engaging and energetic car in its segment. People who loved the former Altima will love the latest one even more. And if one has never had an Altima before, one can be in awe of a mid-size car that's redefined for superb driving experience.

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