Only a few years ago, innovations such as adaptive cruise control, lane keep assisting were only available for purchase on pricey luxury vehicles or offered as an additional cost and only available on the highest trims.
What is Nissan ProPilot Assist?
Nissan ProPILOT Assist is advanced software that aids drivers stuck in stop-and-go traffic during the daily commute and on long highway trips. The ProPilot Assist System is an essential aspect of Nissan’s Intelligent Mobility program. This technology is the first generation of advanced driver assistance. In the next phase, Nissan will also incorporate braking, accelerating, and steering.
How Does ProPILOT Work?
The innovation is activated once the driver presses the ProPILOT button located on the steering wheel. Once engaged, the driver can set the required distance and speed with which they would like to pursue the vehicle ahead.
While driving on the highway, the system will detect lane markers. Once it has sensed these, the icons on the dashboard will light up green. The Assist program will next give minor steering inputs and provide lane departure alerts.
In case the driver’s hand is undetected on the steering, the system will sound several auditory and visual alerts. If the driver continues without placing his or her hands on the steering, the ProPILOT will effect small pulses on the brakes to capture their attention.
Ultimately, if all these warnings fail to get the driver’s attention, the car will apply gentle pressure on the brakes and slow down in the lane while switching on the hazard lights before coming to a stop.
The ProPILOT Assist System may be disengaged at any time.
Listed below are some highlights of the Assist System technology:
- ProPILOT unites acceleration, steering, and braking to relieve a driver’s stress and workload during long commutes and highway driving.
- The driver can easily activate and deactivate ProPILOT operating a button placed on the steering wheel.
- When ProPILOT Assist is active, it can support your vehicle to manage the distance of your car and the one up ahead. It can provide the vehicle in the center of the highway by sensing lane markers and offering minute steering inputs.
- Other highlights of the ProPILOT Assist System are brake assist, lane centering, and speed control.
Currently, the following Nissan models are equipped with ProPILOT Assist technology:
- 2020 Nissan Rogue
- 2019 Nissan Rogue Sport
- 2019 Nissan Leaf
- 2020 Nissan Ultima
Nissan’s ProPILOT Assist will accordingly transform the face of driving! Stop by your favorite Nissan dealer in Manchester. Manchester City Nissan is prepared to inform and answer any questions surrounding Nissan ProPILOT.