Nissan ProPilot Assist Technology Available in 2018!

October 26th, 2017 by

nissanNissan ProPilot Assist Technology Available in 2018!

The 2018 Nissan Rogue will be available at the end of October, and Nissan has announced exciting new technology that will be available for the Rogue. The Rogue will be the first Nissan vehicle that will offer the new ProPilot Assist technology. ProPilot Assist is an advanced driving system that helps reducing stress and fatigue during stop-and-go driving by assisting with acceleration, braking, and steering when in traffic.

ProPilot Assist is Nissans first step toward their vision of fully autonomous vehicles. ProPilot Assist helps drivers stay in their lane, navigate stop-and-go traffic, and maintain vehicle speed and driving distance. The first ProPilot Assist systems will be available in the 2018 Rogue SL with the Platinum Package. The MSRP of the Rogue SL with Platinum Package is expected to be priced under $35,000 once it arrives at dealerships.

“Nissan continues to democratize technology, bringing our most advanced systems to our highest volume models, rather than reserving them for our most expensive vehicles,” said Michael Bunce, vice president, Product Planning, Nissan North America, Inc. “Customers are delighted when they realize they can afford technology usually reserved for high-end, expensive luxury vehicles. Bringing unexpected value is core to the Nissan brand and our Nissan Intelligent Mobility mission.”

Nissan plans to bring the ProPilot to every vehicle in their inventory. Unlike other manufactures, Nissan choses to put all the latest technology in their most popular vehicles. This means that customers are getting the latest technology at affordable prices. After successful roll out of ProPilot for the Rogue, Nissan plans to begin putting this technology in their EV sedan the Nissan Leaf. Ten models are planned to launch by 2020 equipped with ProPilot.

How ProPilot Works:

ProPilot utilizes a forward-facing camera and forward facing radar to detect lane markers in order to keep the vehicle centered in its lane. It can maintain the gap between the car in front of you and decrease speed as traffic begins to slow. It can even bring the car to a stop during traffic jams.

The driver activates ProPilot via a blue button integrated into the steering wheel. Once active, the driver then sets the intelligent cruise control and the ProPilot kicks in. This is not a hands free system; however, when lane markers are detected steering assist will engage and begin to keep the vehicle in lane. It can even turn a soft corner on a highway without driver assistance. Paired with the intelligent cruise control the vehicle, in essence, drives itself. Like mentioned earlier this is still not a hands free system. Manually steering, accelerating, or braking the vehicle will override any autonomous controls engaged.

During heavy traffic ProPilot can greatly ease the exhaustion of stop-and-go driving. It can even bring the vehicle to a stop if traffic comes to a halt. If the vehicle is at a complete stop for more than 3 seconds ProPilot will disengage. To resume ProPilot the driver can either press the resume button or simply tap the gas pedal.

The new autonomous features of ProPilot are just some of the innovative ways Nissan is trying to make the daily commute more manageable and less exhausting. The Nissan Rogue with ProPilot is the perfect vehicle for anyone in the Greater Seattle Area who commutes regularly on our busy highways. If you are interested in learning more about the technology features being offered in the new 2018 Nissan Rogue, then come schedule a vehicle demonstration today at Rairdon’s Nissan of Auburn. Our award winning customer service team can help you learn more about the amazing new technology being offered in the latest Nissan models.

 

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