What is Nissan's ProPILOT Assist Technology?
ProPILOT Assist is Nissan's newest, one of the most advanced technologies. It is essentially a hands-on driving assistant created to help drivers while going on long highway trips and the stop-and-go traffic of their daily commute. At its core, the ProPilot is an excellent adaptive cruise control hallmark merged with your Nissan’s steering system that provides better control in certain circumstances.
ProPilot Assist allows semi-autonomous driving along a marked lane on city roads and highways. It sticks to a set distance and speed from other automobiles on the road using radar-based cruise control. The camera-based self-steering maintains your car in its lane. It seems similar to lane-centering that comes with other vehicles, but Nissan’s ProPilot Assist proves more aggressive and natural.
A blue switch located on the steering wheel will activate the feature, and you can then select your speed using the “set” button. A huge, clear interface in the driver information screen chimes and turns green when the feature takes over. Owing to it being a single-lane system, the steering goes off while changing lanes but automatically reactivates itself to reaching the new lane.
The system requires reasonable lane markings on highways. Nonetheless, it worked great even on lanes without reflectors and with worn markings. In places where lane marking is disrupted by broken pavements or repairs causes the system to shut off for a few seconds. This is indicated with the green interface turning gray and a double chime.
To sum it up, here are a few highlights of the software:
• Brings together steering, braking and accelerator to reduce driver workload during highway traffic and during long commutes.
• The ProPILOT Assist system can be activated and deactivated using a button located on the steering wheel.
• When activated, it helps drivers control the distance between their car and the one ahead of them. It also maintains the car’s position in the middle of the lane by sensing lane markers and offering minor steering inputs.
• The feature includes land centering, brake assist, and speed control.
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