Nissan ProPILOT Assist
Nissan ARIYA Shown. Reservation coming 2021.[[1176]][[3178]]

What is ProPILOT Assist?

ProPILOT Assist is a hands-on driver assist system that 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. [[1176]]

ProPILOT Assist with Navi-link syncs with the navigation system providing additional information to better predict the freeway ahead. New features include Speed Adjust by Route that can help reduce your speed for tight curves and off-ramps, as well as Speed Limit Assist that gives drivers the option to quickly adjust the set speed to the posted speed limit. Both features allow for a more intuitive, enjoyable drive.[[1176]]

Nissan ARIYA with ProPILOT Assist
Nissan ARIYA shown. Reservation coming later this year [[3178]].

ProPILOT Assist 2.0

The future of Nissan driver assistance is almost here with the Nissan ARIYA. Nissan ARIYA uses breakthrough technologies to help you with the more demanding parts of the drive so you can arrive feeling more at ease. Driver assist technologies give you different levels of control. Highway traffic? Tight space? Get a helping hand. [[3178]]

The Nissan ARIYA features ProPILOT Assist 2.0 giving you the option to experience hands-off single-lane driving, as well as hands-on guided lane changing abilities. ProPILOT Assist 2.0 can give you the control you need. [[1462]]

The ARIYA embodies Nissan's philosophy of designing vehicles around the driver.  Want to experience Nissan ARIYA’s technology for yourself? Check out the 360 virtual ARIYA experience.


Nissan's all-electric crossover has smooth and powerful performance, a refined design inside and out, and a new slate of advanced driver assistance technology to keep you relaxed and comfortable on your drive. Reservations for the Nissan ARIYA coming later this year [[3178]]

2021 Nissan Ariya
Nissan Autonomous Driving Video

“Nissan Ariya All-Electric Crossover | Force of Wonder”

How it works

Using a radar sensor in the front of the vehicle, it can maintain a gap with the car in front of you at a preset distance. The forward-facing camera located near the top of the windshield helps keep the vehicles centered during single-lane driving, even on slight curves.

ProPILOT Assist
2021 Nissan Rogue Shown.[[1176]]

How to use ProPILOT Assist

How To Use ProPILOT Assist


Press ProPILOT Assist button

What Are The Key Technologies Of ProPILOT Assist


Press "Set" when at desired speed

Propilot Advanced Driver Assistance System


Set desired distance

After ProPILOT Assist is 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 stay near the center 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.

System limitations

Though ProPILOT Assist can help drivers, the system does have some limitations and may not function correctly in these conditions and situations.

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Light reflections on wet road surfaces, etc. Faded lane markers Rapid or slow merging
Wipers on HIGH will cancel steering assist Driving into direct sunlight Hard deceleration
Snow/ice build up Construction zones, multiple lane markers, etc. Tollbooths
Heavy rain/fog Lane splits/widens or lane exits Tail end of traffic jam
  Shadows on lane markers  

ProPILOT Assist FAQs

How does Speed Adjust by Route work and what is the benefit?

Using the data provided from the in vehicle navigation system (like curvature or road type), the vehicle can slow for an upcoming curve, junction or exit. This feature can help increase lane centering capability through even more freeway curves and can reduce the need to override or disengage the system.

Can I turn these Navi-link features on or off?

Yes. The “Speed Adjust by Route” feature can be turned ON of OFF within the Driver Assistance settings. The “Speed Limit Assist” function setting includes Auto, Manual or OFF. As a reminder, steering assist can be enabled and disabled within the driver assistance settings or the steering assist button to the left of the steering wheel. Standard cruise control can be accessed by pressing and holding the ProPILOT Assist button on the steering wheel.

When I turn on ProPILOT Assist, it changes my main display. How do I keep it from doing that?

In the settings menu, there is an option for “Transition (Cruise)” under “Customize Display”. By unchecking this option, the screen will not automatically switch to the ProPILOT Assist screen.

Can the ProPILOT Assist with Navi-link use map information through Apple CarPlay® or Android Auto™?[[1189]]

No. The map information is drawn from the factory installed navigation system.

Does a route have to be set in the factory navigation system for these Navi-Link benefits?

Although not required, the performance is improved when a route is set within the vehicle navigation system.

I have ProPILOT Assist. Is there a software update to install ProPILOT Assist with Navi-link?

No, existing ProPILOT Assist systems are not upgradable to include the Navi-link function.

Why isn’t my ProPILOT Assist working?

ProPILOT Assist uses a camera and radar and is important to keep these areas clean and clear of debris at all times. The system may become unavailable in any of the following conditions: heavy rain, snow, ice, fog, extreme cold or heat, or if mud or dirt covers the sensors. Some other conditions in which the system may not operate include roads with faded lane markers, driving into direct sunlight, while in construction zones, etc.

If the front camera sensor is obstructed, the Automatic Emergency Braking icon may blink. It is recommend to cycle the front wipers and turn on the windshield defrost for a few minutes until it clears.

If the front radar sensor is obstructed, the warning message “Forward Driving Aids temporarily disabled Front Sensor blocked See Owner’s Manual” may appear along with the Automatic Emergency Braking icon. This is only a temporary condition and systems will be made available when condition clears. An engine restart may be required.

If the message and light continue to appear after cleaning sensor areas and clear weather conditions, it may mean that forward driving aids are not functioning properly. It is recommended that you have the systems checked be a Nissan dealer. For all system limitations, please review the owner’s manual.

Which Nissan vehicles have ProPILOT Park?

The newly revealed and not yet available Nissan Ariya will feature Nissan's ProPILOT Park®. This self-parking technology will assist with Nissan vehicles in a semi-autonomous way for parking providing the driver additional confidence behind the wheel. [[1176]]  

The future of Nissan Autonomy

The 2018 Rogue was the first U.S. vehicle equipped with available ProPILOT Assist but not the first Nissan model to offer this driver assistance system. That honor goes to the Nissan Serena, a five-door mini-van Japanese model that debuted globally in Japan in 2016.

Today's ProPILOT Assist system is the product of years of research and development that continues to progress as we transition towards advanced driver assistance systems, incorporating fully autonomous technology. 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.[[1176]]

Want to learn more?

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Nissan Intelligent Mobility

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Nissan Safety Features and Technology

Nissan Owners Manuals

Owner's Manuals

Nissan vehicles with available ProPILOT Assist

Nissan vehicles with available ProPILOT Assist

Nissan vehicles with available ProPILOT Assist

ProPILOT Assist 2021 Nissan Ariya

NISSAN ARIYA. COMING 2021. [[3146]]

Introducing an electric crossover from Nissan. It’s the purest expression of Nissan Intelligent Mobility. Nissan ARIYA uses breakthrough technologies to help you with the more demanding parts of the drive so you can arrive feeling more at ease. ProPILOT Assist 2.0 offers hands-off single-lane driving and hands-on guided lane changes. [[3178]]


The 2022 ruggedly redesigned Nissan Pathfinder® is packed for adventure with driver assistance technology, standard Safety Shield® 360, off-road capability and connected features. [[1381]] [[1189]]

ProPILOT Assist 2021 Nissan Rogue

2021 Nissan Rogue®

The future is here with the 2021 Nissan Rogue. Newly equipped with available ProPILOT Assist with Navi-Link and standard Safety Shield 360, the all-new redesigned Nissan flagship is ready to make an impact in driver assistance, safety, and comfort. [[1381]]

ProPILOT Assist Nissan Rogue Sport

2021 Nissan Rogue Sport™

Helping you stay safe during any type of journey, the street-savvy, road trip-ready Rogue Sport is kitted out with available Nissan ProPILOT Assist as part of its range of Nissan Intelligent Mobility features.

ProPILOT Assist Nissan Leaf

2022 Nissan LEAF®

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 simple does things amazingly.

ProPILOT Assist Nissan Altima

2021 Nissan Altima

With available ProPILOT Assist, the 2021 Nissan Altima helps out with your highway driving at the push of a button while assisting you with some of the tasks of daily driving. The advanced driver assistance system responds in highway traffic—or the open road—at the push of a button.[[1176]]


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