Nissan ProPilot Assist technology is now available on the 2018 Nissan LEAF and the 2018 Nissan Rogue—and it could revolutionize the way you drive.
But what is ProPilot Assist? In essence, it is Nissan’s big step toward making self-driving cars a reality. Nissan ProPilot Assist can control a vehicle’s speed and distance from surrounding cars while also making sure the vehicle stays within its appropriate lane. To do so, the system relies on cameras and radars. The technology puts several innovative safety features into play together, like Adaptive Cruise Control, Blind Spot Detection, and Lane Keeping Assist.
Technology like this is also available on incredibly expensive luxury vehicles—think Tesla and Mercedes-Benz—and does quite well. Nissan hopes to bring this technology to the masses in its more affordably- priced vehicles.
Ultimately, technology like this brings us one step closer to a world with self-driving cars. The goal of autonomous cars is to add efficiency into our daily routines but, more importantly, to keep our roadways safer by eliminating driver error and the increasing threat of distracted drivers.
This technology is projected to grow rapidly. Nissan plans to add steering, braking, and more assistance on multi-lane highways within the next couple years. For now, the technology can only be used on a single-lane road.
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