What is Nissan ProPILOT?
If you’ve spent any time at all researching new cars, you’ve hopefully come across Nissan vehicles as a top contender. If you’ve spent time researching Nissan vehicles, you may have come across the term ProPILOT. But what is ProPILOT and how does it benefit you as the vehicle’s driver?
The short version is that ProPILOT is an innovative driver assistance technology that’s particularly designed for highway use. The system assists steering, accelerator and braking that can be operated in full-automatic mode by utilising surrounding cameras and radar sensors. This eases driver workload in heavy highway traffic and long commutes.
The result is the feel of a semi-autonomous vehicle – a helping hand that has your back when driving, helping to ensure your safety and maximising comfort on long drives.
ProPILOT debuted in 2016 on the Nissan Serena model in Japan and since then, 350,000 models have been equipped with the technology, including new models in our Qashqai and X-Trail ranges… and more.
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After ProPILOT is engaged and when lane markers are detected, the ProPILOT steering wheel and lane line icons on the dash turn from grey to green and Steering Assist will provide small steering inputs to help the driver stay near the centre of the lane.
The driver can disengage or simply override the system at any time and if the system does not detect a hand on the wheel, ProPILOT Assist will provide a series of visual and audible alerts. If the driver still does not place a hand on the wheel, the system will pulse the brakes to get their attention. Finally, if both of these warnings are ignored, the system will gently apply the brakes, slow down within its lane, turn off the hazard lights and come to a complete stop.
It’s important to note that ProPILOT is a driver assitance technology, not a self-driving technology. It cannot prevent collisions and it’s the driver’s responsibility to be in control of the vehicle at all times.
We recommend that you always monitor traffic conditions and keep both hands on the steering wheel.
More details: System operates only when lane markings are detected. Does not function in all weather, traffic and road conditions. System has limited control capability and the driver may need to steer, brake or accelerate at any time to maintain safety. See your Owner’s Manual for safety information.
Please note that imagery, details and specifications may be of overseas vehicles and include optional extras.