Nissan has made an entry into the books of records with its compact crossover – the Juke as the first “blind J-turn” with stuntman Paul Swift using on the car’s Intelligent Around View Monitor (AVM) on-board camera for guidance.
Paul Swift was able to spun the car 180 degrees with all windows blacked out, and using only the Juke’s four exterior camera to position himself and he equaled the existing J-turn record in a space of just 18 cm longer than its bumper to bumper distance.
The Juke’s Intelligent AVM system provides the driver with a 360-degree bird’s eye view of the car and its surrounding with four camera images digitally stitched together and displayed on the NissanConnect dashboard screen.
“I don’t recommend drivers try to park using AVM and a J-turn like I did, but I can really see how using the AVM technology in everyday driving situations would be a real benefit to Nissan customers,” said Swift.
The Nissan Intelligent AVM also includes Moving Object Detection which alerts drivers if an animal or pedestrian comes close to the vehicle, giving the driver enhanced awareness of their surroundings.
“Looking at the 360-degree view on the dashboard screen – rather than over my shoulder through the rear window – was strange at first, but I quickly adjusted,” said Swift. “The AVM cameras gave me a clear view of the track so I was confident of staying within the lines.”
The Nissan Juke is Europe’s favorite compact crossover, having sold more than any other model – almost 760,000 units since its launch in 2010.