Nissan has unveiled what it calls a world first in driver assistance technology, combining navigated highway driving with hands-off single-lane driving capabilities. The driver assistance technology expands on Nissan’s ProPILOT system.
It will debut on the new Nissan Skyline in the Japanese market in late 2019.
In a press release Nissan explains: ‘The vehicle uses a combination of cameras, radars, sonars, GPS and 3D high-definition map data (HD map) to provide 360-degree, real-time information of the surrounding environment and the vehicle’s precise location on the road. The system uses this information to provide a smooth driving experience, similar to that produced by an experienced driver’.
Nissan says a monitoring system in the cabin continually confirms that the driver’s attention is on the road.
ProPILOT (known as ProPILOT Assist in the U.S.) is found on several Nissan models around the world including the Nissan LEAF, the Qashqai, X-Trail, Altima and Rogue.