At the time, this radical statement was seen by many as a guarantee, since Ghosn was never a rhetoric, and partly because Nissan seemed to have enough time to achieve that goal. Ghosn pointed out that the biggest problem of automating driving is not technology, but regulation and legitimacy.
In the Ghosn announced the news did not take long, Nissan in the local market Serena truck launched ProPILOT Assist function. Now it seems that the company has been very confident to promote it to the rest of the world.
ProPILOT Assist will be the 2018 Rogue optional configuration, plus the price of this configuration will not exceed 35,000 US dollars, plans to sell later this month. After the ProPILOT Assist will meet the arrival of the model is scheduled to enter the market in January next year, 2018 LEAF.
ProPILOT Assist is also a set of systems based on adaptive cruise control, which combines auxiliary steering, braking, acceleration, and handling of traffic congestion conditions, similar to those used in Tesla, BMW, Mercedes and other models.
ProPILOT Assist is controlled by the button next to the cruise control button on the steering wheel. It increases the ability to perceive the lane edge and can assist the vehicle in the middle of the lane. As this work through the car in front of the camera to identify the lane mark to complete, so when the lane mark is not clear when the system will be closed.
Of course, the driver can take over any picking up the vehicle. In addition, when you encounter traffic congestion, ProPILOT Assist will be able to assist the vehicle to stop, but if the parking time for more than 3 seconds, then the driver must re-press the button or step by step to restore the normal flow of vehicles.
Right now, Nissan is working with Renault, Mitsubishi jointly developed automatic driving car technology, next year it will bring a new generation of ProPILOT Assist system.