YOKOHAMA, Japan – Nissan currently denounced a universe initial in motorist assistance technology, mixing navigated highway pushing with hands-off single-lane pushing capabilities.
Expanding on a award-winning ProPILOT system, a record will entrance on a Japanese-market Nissan Skyline in a tumble of 2019.
Designed for on-ramp to off-ramp (ramp-to-ramp) highway driving, a new complement engages with a vehicle’s navigation complement to assistance scheme a automobile according to a predefined track on designated roadways.1 For a initial time, a complement also enables hands-off pushing while cruising in a singular lane.23
To capacitate a latest functions of a new system, drivers contingency initial set their finish in a navigation system, formulating a predefined transport route. Once a automobile enters a highway, a new system’s navigated pushing becomes available.
Upon activation regulating a predefined route, a complement will support a motorist with roving on a multi-lane highway until reaching a highway exit on a predefined track — assisting to hoop passing, line diversions and line exiting.
The new ProPILOT also enables hands-off pushing while cruising in a given lane. When a car approaches a highway divide, or when flitting a slower car is possible, a complement judges a suitable timing of branching off or flitting formed on information from a navigation complement and 360-degree sensing. Intuitive audio and visible superintendence is given to a driver, who is stirred to put both hands on a steering circle and endorse a start of these operations with a switch.
The car uses a multiple of cameras, radars, sonars, GPS and 3D high-definition map information (HD map) to yield 360-degree, real-time information of a surrounding sourroundings and a vehicle’s accurate plcae on a road. The complement uses this information to yield a well-spoken pushing experience, identical to that constructed by an gifted driver. A monitoring complement in a cabin ceaselessly confirms that a driver’s courtesy is on a road.
Main use scenarios
Audio cues and visible notifications warning a motorist when a navigated pushing underline becomes accessible (upon entering a highway and regulating a predefined track set in a navigation system).
The motorist can start navigated pushing by handling a switch. Once activated, a complement will assistance expostulate a car in a core of a given line and say a certain stretch with a preceding vehicle, gripping within a speed set by a driver.
Hands-off pushing is probable when pushing in a singular line as prolonged as a driver’s courtesy is on a highway forward and a motorist is prepared to take primer control of a steering circle when conditions of a road, trade and car need it.3
If a preceding car is pushing some-more solemnly than a speed set by a driver, and a complement detects that it can pass, a motorist will be told by audio and visible guidance. The motorist can determine to pass by fixation both hands on a steering circle and handling a switch. Upon a driver’s confirmation, a car will uniformly pierce into a flitting lane. Once it has upheld a slower car and a complement has dynamic that it is probable to lapse to a pushing lane, a complement requests acknowledgment from a motorist to move a car behind into a strange lane.
When wishing to trigger a line change, a motorist places both hands on a steering circle and activates a spin signal. The car will change lanes once a complement has dynamic that a line change is possible.
When a car approaches a highway exit of a predefined route, audio and visible superintendence is given to forewarn a motorist that navigated pushing is about to end. Once a car reaches a highway exit ramp, navigated pushing is unattached and a motorist takes full control of a vehicle.
The single-lane highway chronicle of ProPILOT debuted in 2016 on a Nissan Serena minivan in Japan and has won accolades including a Japan Car of a Year Innovation Award.
ProPILOT (known as ProPILOT Assist in Canada and a U.S.) is found on several Nissan models around a universe including a 100% electric Nissan LEAF, and best-selling Qashqai, X-Trail, Altima and Rogue.
More than 350,000 Nissan vehicles on a highway are versed with a proven ProPILOT motorist assistance technology, environment a organisation substructure for a subsequent theatre of ProPILOT – a new Japanese-market system, ProPILOT 2.0.
*1: A inhabitant expressway as prescribed by a National Expressway Act. A singular highway as prescribed by a Road Act.
*2: Hands-off pushing is probable when pushing in a singular lane, on a condition that a motorist stays courteous on a highway forward and is prepared to immediately take primer control of a steering circle when conditions of a road, trade and car need it.
*3：The hands-off underline is not accessible in tunnels where a GPS vigilance can't be established, on expressways that have two-way traffic, on circuitous roads, in tollgate areas or merging lanes. When entering a highway territory where hands-off pushing is not available, a complement will warning in allege so a motorist can take primer control of car steering.
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