World First for Skyline

by BTM

Sun, 02 June 2019

World First for Skyline

Nissan is to equip the new Skyline with the world’s first next-gen driver assistance system which offers navigated highway driving and enables hands-off single-lane driving.

Expanding on the award-winning ProPILOT system, the technology will debut on the Japanese-market Nissan Skyline this autumn.

Designed for ramp-to-ramp highway driving, the new system engages with the vehicle’s navigation to help manoeuvre the car according to a predefined route on designated roadways. The new ProPILOT also enables hands-off driving while cruising in a given lane. When the vehicle approaches a road divide, or when passing a slower vehicle is possible, the system judges the appropriate timing of branching off or passing based on information from the navigation system and 360-degree sensing. Intuitive audio and visual guidance are given to the driver, who is prompted to put both hands on the steering wheel and confirm the start of these operations with a switch.

The vehicle uses a combination of cameras, radars, sonars, GPS and 3D high-definition map data (HD map) to provide 360-degree, real-time information of the surrounding environment and the vehicle’s precise location on the road. The system uses this information to provide a smooth driving experience, similar to that produced by an experienced driver. A monitoring system in the cabin continually confirms that the driver’s attention is on the road.

ProPILOT is found on several Nissan models around the world including the 100-per-cent electric Nissan LEAF and the best-selling Qashqai, X-Trail, Altima and Rogue.