Nissan has announced it will expand its ProPILOT Assist semi-autonomous tech to more models.
The Nissan Rogue Sport, sold as the Nissan Qashqai in Canada, will be offered with ProPILOT starting in late 2018. The tech was originally introduced in 2016 in Nissan’s home market of Japan, where it appeared in the Nissan Serena minivan. It has since expanded to the Euro-spec Qashqai (Rogue Sport), the new Nissan Leaf and the Japanese-market X-Trail SUV. The 2019 Nissan Altima, which debuted in New York in March, will also be offered with ProPILOT.
By 2022, Nissan says ProPILOT will be offered on 20 different models in 20 different markets.
“ProPILOT Assist is an iconic technology for Nissan Intelligent Mobility, Nissan’s vision of how vehicles are powered, driven and integrated into society,” said Nissan planning officer Philippe Klein. “Its acceptance by consumers has been beyond expectations, and we’re pleased to expand its availability to more popular models such as Altima, X-Trail and Rogue Sport.”
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ProPILOT assist includes lane-keeping assist, traffic assist with stop-and-go and adaptive cruise control. The driver can activate the system by pressing the ProPILOT button on the vehicle’s steering wheel and turning on the Intelligent Cruise Control. A demonstration of the system can be seen in the video embedded below.
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