Nissan says it will be making autonomous emergency braking (AEB) a standard feature on a million 2018 model year vehicles it is slated to sell in the United States.

The move to introduce AEB – an element of the Nissan’s Intelligent Safety Shield suite of driver-aid technologies – will more than double the number of AEB-equipped Nissan vehicles sold there, compared to that offered in the 2017 model year line-up.

Models that will offer AEB as standard equipment will include the Rogue (X-Trail), Rogue Sport (Qashqai), Altima (Teana), Murano, Pathfinder, Maxima, Sentra (Sylphy) and the Leaf EV, except for those equipped with a manual transmission or a Nismo version.

The system – previously known as Forward Emergency Braking – uses radar technology to monitor a vehicle’s proximity to the vehicle ahead, giving the driver audible and visual display warnings to help the driver reduce the vehicle’s speed if a potential frontal collision is detected.

If the driver doesn’t respond, the AEB system can apply the brakes, helping to avoid the collision or mitigate the effects of a frontal collision by trimming the speed of impact.

The automaker’s inclusion of AEB as standard fitment falls in line with the plan by major automakers to incorporate such a system as a standard feature on all new cars by 2022. According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) data obtained from a 2013 survey, one-third of all reported crashes involve a rear-end collision, and the agency says that items like AEB can help reduce injury insurance claims by as much as 35%.