Recently the International Institute for Highway Safety or the IIHS announced that the 2015 Infiniti Q50 and Q70 models each received the highest possible safety rating from the organization, a Top Safety Pick+. In order to receive this rating the cars each have to have a wide variety of advanced safety features and be built with a solid frame that stands up to crash impacts effectively.

2015 infinit Q50

What the Rating Means

In order to be eligible for the top rating from the IIHS the vehicle given the title needs to get at least a good in the moderate overlap front test, a side impact, roof strength and the head restraints test. On top of all of those, the vehicle also needs a good or acceptable in the small overlap front test in order to qualify for the rating. Finally the vehicle must have an advanced front crash technology system in place, such as the forward emergency braking system installed in both the Q50 and the Q70, in order to help prevent an accident from occurring in the first place.

Forward Emergency Braking

The forward emergency braking system helps make drivers aware of possible danger up ahead by issues audible and visual alerts before a possible impact occurs. The vehicle also partially presses down on the brakes in order to lessen the blow from an impact or prevent it from happening altogether. If the driver doesn’t take the hint right away the system intensifies the warnings and presses down harder on the brakes to help reduce damage taken in a crash.

On top of helping a driver remain aware of the dangers right in front of them, the system from Infinit also has the capabilities to see when the driver in front of the car you are following may be getting ready to slow down. The car can provide the driver with warnings when traffic may slow down soon so that they can be ready to press down on the brake and reduce the risk of a collision.

After the announcement was made by the IIHS, Michael Bartsch, Infinit America’s Vice President had this to say about the brand. “Infiniti’s suite of technology features have always been designed to enhance the experience of driving, not take away from it, and with world’s first systems like Predictive Forward Collision Warning, we intend to help make it safer as well. IIHS’ recognition of our efforts is an honor and reinforces our commitment to be leaders in this field.”

Additional Safety Features

The Q50 and Q70 come with all the standard safety feature sthat you would expect from a luxury sedan, but they also come with some additional safety technologies as well. Active Lane Assist helps keep the car from drifting into other lanes when the driver becomes distracted. The vehicles also come with supplemental airbags that offer added protection to both the driver and the passenger of the vehicles. An adaptive cruise control system, as well as Blind Spot Intervention are also available as upgrades if you decide that you want them.

Each of these Infiniti models are very safe to drive and offer excellent luxury options to drivers looking for a safe mode of transportation that offers a luxury experience as well.