Nissan’s ProPILOT Assist is on the cutting edge of driver assistance technology, designed to ease long commutes and highway stop-and-go driving by monitoring speed, following distance, lane centering, and more. ProPILOT Assist is the first step in Nissan’s coming multi-generation installation of advanced driving technology in available Nissan models.
Currently available in the 2018 Nissan LEAF and 2018 Nissan Rogue, ProPILOT Assist uses a front radar sensor and a front-facing camera located behind the rear-view mirror to measure and maintain a gap with the car in front of you at a driver-determined preset distance and help to center the vehicle during single lane driving, even on curved roadways. Combining Nissan's Intelligent Cruise Control and Steering Assist technologies, the ProPILOT Assist system includes a stop and hold function that can slow and completely stop the vehicle, maintain a braked position, and accelerate back up to a driver-determined preset speed when traffic begins to move again.
As a key element in Nissan Intelligent Mobility, an initiative that seeks to plan for the future of driving by implementing the best technologies available, ProPILOT Assist is designed to assist drivers—not replace them. In fact, drivers should use ProPILOT Assist more as a second set of eyes than a replacement for theirs.
At the push of a steering wheel-mounted button, drivers can begin to set following speeds and distances to their specifications. At any time during the vehicle’s operation, drivers can disengage the system and regain complete control. When ProPILOT Assist is engaged, however, the system will do its best to keep you safe, providing a series of visual and audible alerts to the driver when it does not detect a hand on the wheel, pulsing the brakes, and—if necessary—slowing the vehicle to a complete stop within its lane with the hazard lights on.
The ProPILOT Assist system represents Nissan’s first generation of advanced driver assistance features. Next, Nissan's Assistance technology will support steering, braking and accelerating during multi-lane driving. To learn more about it, or see it operating first-hand, contact us at Nissan of Visalia.