January 31, 2018
Nissan's latest advanced technology, ProPILOT Assist [] is a hands-on driving assistant designed to help drivers during long highway trips and the stop and go traffic of your daily commute.
Using a front radar sensor and a front-facing camera located behind the rear-view mirror, it can maintain a gap with the car in front of you at a preset distance and help to keep the vehicle centered during single lane driving, even on slight curves. The ProPILOT Assist system combines Nissan's Intelligent Cruise Control [] and Steering Assist technologies and includes a stop and
hold function that can bring the vehicle to a full stop, hold in place and can bring you back up to speed when traffic starts moving again.
The ProPILOT Assist system represents the first generation of advanced driver assistance features in Nissan vehicles. The next generation of Nissan's Assistance technology will support steering, braking and accelerating during multi-lane driving.
ProPILOT Assist is an integral part of Nissan Intelligent Mobility, an all-encompassing approach that looks to redefine how we move using the most up to date technology today, while planning for a bold, bright tomorrow.
The current ProPILOT Assist is not a fully autonomous system but a Level 2 Driver Assistance system as defined by the industry standard definitions created by the Society of Automotive Engineering (S.A.E.). It's designed to assist drivers, not replace them.
In fact, if ProPILOT Assist detects that a driver has removed their hands from the wheel it will go through a series of alerts to get the drivers' hands back in place. It can even bring the vehicle to a stop if it is not being used as it is intended.
Today's ProPILOT Assist system is the product of years of research and development that continues to progress as we transition from driver assistance to fully autonomous systems. Nissan is working to accelerate that transition by using NASA technology designed for interplanetary robotic travel to develop a trusted infrastructure for autonomous vehicles that will allow them to learn and share information in real time.
The 2018 Rogue was the first U.S. vehicle equipped with available ProPILOT Assist but not the first Nissan model to offer the technology. That honor goes to the Nissan Serena, a five-door mini-van Japanese model that debuted globally in Japan in 2016.
Once the driver of a ProPILOT Assist-equipped vehicle enables the system with the steering-wheel-mounted button they will then set the desired speed and distance they want to follow the car in front of them.
While engaged and when lane markers are detected, the ProPILOT Assist 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 center the vehicle in the lane.
The driver can disengage the system at any time and if the system does not detect a hand on the wheel, it will provide a series of visual and audible alerts. If the driver still does not place their hands on the wheel the system will pulse the brakes to get their attention. Finally, if both of these warnings are ignored the vehicle will gently apply the brakes, slow down within its lane, turn on the hazard lights and come to a complete stop.
Equipped with the latest Nissan Intelligent Mobility features like available Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection [] and up to 70.0 cu. ft. of cargo space [], the Nissan Rogue gives you a bolder drive through life.
Get ready for a whole new way to drive, where the everyday is exhilarating. Feel more inspired, capable, and confident – wherever you go. All in a car that does simple things amazingly.
ProPILOT Assist can also be found on the 2018 Nissan LEAF as well as the Nissan IDS Concept Car [].