Nissan has started testing its next-generation pro-pilot technology on one of its modified INFINITI Q50 Sports Sedan. The pro-pilot technology enables the vehicle to be operated on urban roads and freeways from the beginning until the vehicle reaches at its destination set by the drive through a navigation system installed in the vehicle.
Nissan ProPILOT technology gets input from 12 sonars, 12 cameras, 9 milimeter-wave radars, 6 laser scanners and a HD map to analyze in complex scenarios in real-time and to navigate smoothly through challenging city conditions like crossing the busy intersections. These hardware improvements along with software as well ensure smooth transition while handling obstacles on the road. The fruits of this appears in human-like driving that gives customer peace of mind.
While the ProPILOT experience will allow for full autonomy, stripped back versions have begun to appear in certain Nissan Models in the meantime. For instance the company already announced Serena minivan will become the first Japanese vehicle with autonomous driving system ProPILOT, handling the steering, braking and throttle on the highway. And company also announced to bring its ProPILOT technology to its best selling model, the Rogue.
“Ingenuity is at the heart of everything we do at Nissan,” said Takao Asami, Nissan’s senior vice president in charge of research and advanced engineering. “Our next-generation ProPILOT prototype showcases technology that will be available for real-world use from 2020. Today’s demonstration is another example of our successful work toward creating an autonomous driving future for all.”