New ProPilot Assist Technology to Enhance 2018 Nissan Leaf

June 23 2017, Trevor Hofmann - Canadian Auto Press

New ProPilot Assist Technology to Enhance 2018 Nissan Leaf

Nissan Reveals Upcoming 2018 Leaf Instrument Cluster

The world's best-selling battery-powered plug-in electric vehicle will soon receive a complete redesign for the 2018 model year, but so far information about the new model has been hard to come by.

This said a story released on June 22, 2017 shows the model's bright, colourful and information-rich primary gauge cluster as part of an announcement that the new car will feature some state-of-the-art semi-autonomous driving technology.

ProPilot Assist is Nissan's proprietary driver-assistance technology designed to reduce "the hassle of stop-and-go highway driving," says the Japanese brand in its press release.

Reportedly, ProPilot Assist will benefit 2018 Leaf drivers by "controlling acceleration, braking and steering during single-lane driving on the highway." Along with the announcement, Nissan included a short explanatory video that we've attached within this report, which clearly shows how the state-of-the-art technology will assist drivers.

Today's ProPilot Assist Is Just the Beginning of Its Capability

Nissan was clear in its release that ProPilot Assist will evolve to include "increasing levels of autonomy" in coming generations, with the ability to also "navigate city intersections."

ProPilot Assist is part of the Nissan Intelligent Mobility suite of technologies, which is the automaker's "blueprint for transforming how cars are driven, powered and integrated into society."

Nissan has sold more than 270,000 Leafs globally since it became the world's first mass-market electric vehicle in 2010. The next-generation 2018 Leaf will debut in Tokyo on September 6th (Sept 5 here in Canada).

Story credits: Trevor Hofmann, Canadian Auto Press
Photo credits: Nissan
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