Nissan Launches ProPilot System


Unlike Nissan’s fully autonomous concept, the ProPilot system is designed to merely assist human drivers

Welcome to the future—or at least, the near future! Nissan is premiering their first semi-autonomous driving system this year, and it’s going to be a driving experience like never before. It’s called the ProPilot system.

This system will debut in Nissan’s home country of Japan first before it comes to the United States, where interested families can get their hands on a new minivan with the ProPilot system. It will debut in the Nissan Serena in Japan, which is slightly different than the Quest.

The system acts as a highway assist using a single camera to read lane markings and distance from other cars. It differs from Subaru’s twin cameras and the camera/radar/ultrasound in the Tesla.

ProPilot doesn’t rely on any radar or lidar sensors, but it can steer, brake, and accelerate your car automatically. It takes cruise control to a whole new level, working between 19 and 62 mph when in constant traffic. You’ll get a button on the steering wheel that starts ProPilot.

The system is expected to improve even more and be capable in higher speed once it gets to the U.S. So get excited, soon you might be a Nissan co-pilot with Nissan as the driver!