What is Nissan ProPILOT Assist?
One of the hottest topics in the automotive world today is the prospect of self-driving, or autonomous, cars. Think back to the days of watching Michael Knight fight crime with his state-of-the-art talking car partner, KITT, on “Knight Rider.” That kind of fantasy has fueled automakers for years now, and ever so slowly, we inch closer to a future where cars may be able to drive themselves. At the moment, automakers are rolling out certain technologies that aim to eventually bring that fantasy to life, and this includes Nissan’s ProPILOT Assist. What is Nissan ProPILOT Assist? Read on for the details!
Does ProPILOT Assist mean the Nissan Leaf is fully autonomous?
While ProPILOT Assist is a step toward the autonomous life, it does not mean that the vehicle will be completely self-driving. That future may be on the horizon, but the horizon is still a ways in the distance. The technology will be available in the upcoming 2018 Nissan Leaf, and it will help to control acceleration, braking, and steering during single-lane driving on the highway. In a sense, it works like auto pilot in that the machine is taking over some of the tasks, but not everything. Driver attention and operation is still necessary.
As the years go on, the system will continue to be updated to offer even more autonomy. It is anticipated that ProPILOT Assist will be able to navigate city intersections and provide more ways to help make driving more secure and enjoyable for drivers. Take a look at a demonstration of ProPILOT Assist below!
Details are sparse regarding the 2018 Nissan Leaf electric vehicle at the moment. More information is expected to arrive soon, and the Leaf is expected to receive a boost in a number of different capabilities with this latest model. Stay in touch with the Nissan of Victoria blog for more updates as they are available!