Customers have favoured Nissan’s ProPilot Assist semi-autonomous driving system. It is a hands-on driver-assist system that helps drivers stay centered in their lane, navigate stop-and-go traffic and maintain a set vehicle speed and distance to the vehicle ahead. More than 120,000 vehicles featuring the technology sold globally. The availability of the technology is now to expand to other models, including the Nissan Rogue Sport in the US and the Qashqai in Canada, beginning in late 2018.
The technology was originally introduced in 2016 in the Japanese-market on Nissan Serena minivan. The technology, though, has spread globally to vehicles such as the 100 per cent electric new Nissan LEAF, the European-market Qashqai, the Japanese-market X-Trail and the US-market Rogue. ProPILOT Assist will also feature on the all-new 2019 Nissan Altima sedan. Additional vehicles will adopt the technology in coming years, expanding to 20 models and 20 markets by the end of FY2022, as part of the company’s midterm plan, Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022.
The technology is the foundation for the autonomous vehicles of the future, helping drivers stay centered in their lane, navigate stop-and-go traffic and maintain a set vehicle speed and a set distance to the vehicle ahead. It's all done with a simple, intuitive two-button operation. To activate the system, the driver simply pushes the ProPILOT Assist button on the steering wheel and then sets the Intelligent Cruise Control when the desired speed is reached.