2018 Nissan Rogue Safety Tech Makes Crossover Even More Appealing

2018 Nissan Rogue Safety Tech

The Nissan Rogue has always been considered a leader in its segment, and for the 2018 model year, it’s getting even better. There are plenty of 2018 Nissan Rogue safety tech features to choose from, all of which help give you peace of mind when you’re out on the road.

When you opt for the Rogue’s highest trim level, the SL, you get a long list of standard safety technologies. Here’s a quick look at just what innovative tech you’ll find:

  • Nissan ProPilot Assist: A Level 1 self-driving system which moderates the distance between your car and the car in front of you, while also keeping you in a lane.
  • Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection: Similar to ProPilot, this system helps you maintain a specific distance between your vehicle and the car ahead, monitoring your speed and letting you know if you need to slow down. It can even help lessen the severity of an impact by automatically engaging the brakes and will stop you in your tracks if it detects a pedestrian.
  • Intelligent Around Viewâ Monitor: Using four cameras, you can get a complete 360-degree view of your vehicle, allowing you to get a better look of the front, rear, and curbside of your car. It will even let you know when there is a moving object near your vehicle.

Other available safety tech on the Rogue includes Blind Spot Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and Intelligent Lane Intervention.

Safety is a top priority for Nissan, inspiring the addition of driver-assist and safety technology features on the new Nissan Rogue. To test out the new features for yourself, stop by Bates Nissan or give us a call to schedule a test drive.

What to Do If You Get in a Car Accident

what to do if you get in a car accident

Car accidents can be frightening, but it is important in this scary moment that you remain calm, prioritize safety, and take the proper steps to ensure you and all other drivers and passengers recover quickly and get back on the road.

Here is what to do if you get in a car accident:

  1. Move your car to a safe area: If you are on a busy road, the safest thing to do, if you are able, is to immediately pull off onto the shoulder or a place where traffic will not put you at further risk.
  2. Make sure everyone in your car is okay: Assess the health of you and your passengers quickly and call 911 if there is an emergency.
  3. Check on other people involved in the accident: Again, call 911 immediately if someone is in poor condition.
  4. Call the police: If you haven’t had to call the police due to medical issues yet, be very thankful—but you’ll still need to call them to file a police report.
  5. Exchange info: Trade information with the other driver, including names, phone numbers, license plate and driver’s license, insurance info, etc.
  6. Take pictures: Document everything you can.
  7. Contact insurance: Begin filing your claim with your insurance representative.
  8. Go to the doctor: Just in case, it is important that you and your passengers see a doctor to make sure you are okay.

If your vehicle needs repairs after a collision, don’t hesitate to contact us at Bates Nissan. We’ll be happy to schedule a service appointment for your vehicle to get you back on the road as soon as possible.

Things to Do in Austin, Texas, with Your New Altima

things to do in Austin

Whenever we sell a new Nissan Altima at Bates Nissan, we ask the driver where they hope to take their new car. A good number of drivers are planning for a fun weekend road trip to Austin, which is only about an hour’s drive from Killeen and has plenty of fun activities.

Here are our favorite things to do in Austin, Texas:

  • Zilker Metropolitan Park: If you love the outdoors, you will want to spend an afternoon at this park, hiking, kayaking, or just enjoying the sun.
  • Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library and Museum: Bookworms and history buffs alike will want to visit this museum, dedicated to our 36th
  • Bar Crawl: Austin is known for its abundance of breweries. Leave your Altima at the hotel and walk to breweries such as Hops and Grain Brewing, Austin Beerworks, and Adelbert’s Brewery.
  • The Moody Theater: Austin is challenging Nashville as the best city for live music. Head to the Moody Theatre for a fantastic concert.
  • Congress Avenue Bridge: If you like to get spooked, visit the Congress Avenue Bridge in the evening—1.5 million bats have made the bridge their home, and they come out to play at night.
  • State Capitol: Of course, no trip to Austin is complete without a visit to the State Capitol. Check out the website for more information about guided tours.

For even more ideas for keeping busy in Austin, call us at Bates Nissan.

Nissan Concept Cars: Rethinking Mobility in the Future

Nissan Concept Cars

Nissan is one of the industry’s leading automakers, especially when it comes to innovation. There are a number of Nissan concept and future vehicles in the works, including models like the Vmotion 2.0 Concept, Titan Warrior, IDS Concept, Frontier Diesel Runner, and IDx Concept. Combining the latest technologies with fine-tuned engineering, the lineup of Nissan concept cars is both extensive and impressive.

According to Nissan, the Vmotion 2.0 Concept is the future of Nissan automotive design. Unveiled during the 2018 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in January, the 2.0 Concept has a ProPILOT autonomous driving system that can traverse heavy traffic, tight urban streets, and open roads. There’s also a stunning three-dimensional front design and sharp contours, setting the Vmotion apart from other vehicles.

Truck lovers will enjoy the TITAN Warrior Concept, a bold pickup that has a truly aggressive look, off-road components, and a tuned Cummins® Turbo Diesel engine. The “armored” exterior has sharp lines, durable skid plates, and a quad-tipped exhaust. There are also fat tires, a custom off-road suspension, and a tuned heavy-duty Aisin transmission.

Finally, the IDx Freeflow and IDx NISMO® have very distinct designs and components. The exterior of the Freeflow is refined, sophisticated, and strikingly retro—a callback to older generations. Meanwhile, the NISMO® version is incredibly sporty, with a race-tuned chassis and a box-shaped look.

Other great cars include the fuel-sipping Frontier Diesel Runner and the bold IDS Concept. We at Bates Nissan, we can’t wait to see what the brand comes up with next.