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Nissan Rogue Sport, Qashqai and Altima get ProPilot assist technology

ABR Staff Writer Published 15 May 2018

Nissan said that will introduce its ProPILOT Assist semi-autonomous driving system in additional models including Rogue Sport in the US and the Qashqai in Canada, later this year.

The ProPILOT Assist is already available in more than 120,000 vehicles across the globe.

The company plans to introduce the semi-autonomous driving system in its Rouge, including the Rogue Sport model, which is claimed to be one of the top-selling vehicles in the US market.

ProPILOT Assist is a hands-on driver-assist system that helps drivers stay centered in their lane, navigate stop-and-go traffic and to maintain the vehicle’s set speed and distance to the vehicles that are ahead of it.

The company stated that this system is the foundation for its autonomous vehicles of the future. It can be activated when the driver pushes the ProPILOT Assist button on the steering wheel and then sets the Intelligent Cruise Control when the desired speed is reached.

The driver-assist system has been designed to be more intuitive and user-friendly compared other driver-assist technologies. it can help lessen driver fatigue and create a confident driving experience, especially for drivers who experience heavy highway traffic on a daily basis.

The system was for the first time introduced in 2016, in the Japanese market with Nissan Serena minivan. As per the company, since then, the technology has spread globally to other vehicles including Nissan LEAF, the European-market Qashqai, the Japanese-market X-Trail and the US-market Rogue.

In the future, the ProPILOT Assist will be featured in the 2019 Nissan Altima sedan. Nissan plans to introduce the drive-assist system in 20 new models, across 20 markets by the end of 2022, as part of its midterm plan, Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022.

Nissan chief planning officer Philippe Klein said: "ProPILOT Assist is an iconic technology for Nissan Intelligent Mobility, Nissan's vision of how vehicles are powered, driven and integrated into society.

"Its acceptance by consumers has been beyond expectations, and we're pleased to expand its availability to more popular models such as Altima, X-Trail and Rogue Sport."

Image: Nissan to launch its semi-autonomous driver assist technology in future vehicles. Photo: Courtesy of Nissan.