The Infiniti M35h, which made its debut at the recent Los Angeles Auto Show and set to go on sale in early 2011, offers its customers a host of ADAS and infotainment features.
The Infiniti M35h is the world’s first hybrid to provide a standard feature to help alert pedestrians to its presence.
The new Approaching Vehicle Sound for Pedestrians (VSP) system uses a range of distinctive sounds to help alert other road users that the vehicle is approaching.
VSP automatically works from start-up to approximately miles per hour, cutting back in at approximately 15 miles per hour as the vehicle slows.
The noise sweeps from high to low frequency depending on vehicle speed and whether the Infiniti M35h is accelerating or decelerating. It is loudest at start-up to indicate that the vehicle is may begin to move off, while an intermittent tone is used when reversing.
The Infiniti M35h is available with a number of innovative technologies, including Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Lane Departure Prevention (LDP) systems and Blind Spot Warning (BSW) and Blind Spot Intervention (BSI) systems, all of which are available as part of the Technology Package.
Other available safety features include Intelligent Brake Assist (IBA) with Forward Collision Warning (FCW) and Front Pre-Crash Seat Belts.
The M35h features a standard Active Noise Control system, which generates “canceling” sound from four door speakers (and subwoofer for models equipped with a Bose sound system) to reduce unpleasant engine harmonics.
The Premium Package adds an Infiniti Hard Drive Navigation System with 8.0-inch WVGA color touch-screen display, XM NavTraffic with Real-Time Traffic Information, XM NavWeather with Real-Time Weather and 3-day forecast (XM subscription required, sold separately), Zagat Survey Restaurant Guide, and 9.3GB Music Box hard drive.