Nissan introduces intelligent driving with ProPilot

Nissan created a video which outlines the strategy within the area of automated driving. With ProPilot, the car manufacturer their own autopilot technology which is supposed te make driving smarter and  safer and gives drivers more confidence. “It is driving without the stress and inefficiency that comes with driving as you know it.”

Nissan tries to be a leading party in the development of automated driving technology. ProPilot is the biggest step in autonomous driving Nissan will take in the coming years. It comes with two important technologies which bring ProPilot to life:

  1. A laser scanner, which enables the car to navigate in the tightest spaces
  2. A 360 degree view, 8 way camera system, which guides the car through intersections and other difficult situations

ProPilot

The ProPilot system changes lanes and keeps a safe distance between you and the car in front of you. At intersections, the car detects other vehicles and pedestrians. The system is able to make complicated turns, also on intersections without lanes.

“ProPilot gives you more freedom and choices”, Nissan states. “You can still drive whenever you want, but when you’d like, you can walk through your-email or help your kids with their homework.” The system is integrated in several steps, of which the final ProPilot in city will be available in 2020. “The technology will be applied to multiple models and available through mass production in all parts of the world.”

Forecast:

  • Highway single lane pilot (2016)
  • Highway multi-lane pilot (2018)
  • ProPilot in the city (2020)

Watch the video about ProPilot:

Author: Lars Verpalen

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