New Nissan Leaf to offer ProPILOT technology

Nissan has announced that its next generation Leaf will feature the company's ProPILOT autonomous driving technology.

Already showcased on a heavily modified current generation Leaf, ProPILOT will first be available on the new Nissan Qashqai. From here Nissan will roll it out on to other new models, with the new Leaf due for launch later this year.

ProPILOT allows the car to drive itself semi-autonomously to meet current legislation. At the press of a button, ProPILOT lets the Leaf drive itself in single-lane conditions.

The steering, accelerator and brakes are all controlled by the car, which helps take the strain away from the driver in heavy traffic or long commutes.

Nissan already has plans to offer increasing levels of autonomy over the coming years, as regulations come into force that allow self-driving cars to be used on public roads.

Gareth Dunsmore, Director of Electric Vehicles, Nissan Europe said: "The ultimate embodiment of Nissan Intelligent Mobility, the new Nissan Leaf will be the most advanced, accessible EV on the market, today.

"Adding ground-breaking ProPILOT technology to the new Nissan Leaf will prove invaluable in unlocking many of the benefits of electric vehicles, creating less congested, cleaner cities for future generations."

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:23rd Jun 2017

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