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Nissan Leaf Shows Off New Autonomous Feature [Video]

  • Emma Sandler
  • July 7, 2017
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Earlier this week, Nissan released a video demonstrating the company’s upcoming ProPilot assist technology in the Nissan Leaf.

The video shows the Leaf at a parking lot and using the autonomous technology system to park, even in difficult spots. But ProPilot also helps drivers to accelerate, break, and steer during single-lane driving on the highway, according to a company statement.

“In the coming years, Nissan’s ProPilot technology will offer increasing levels of autonomy, eventually allowing it to navigate city intersections,” according to a company statement. “Set to help make driving more secure and more enjoyable, ProPilot is part of Nissan Intelligent Mobility, the company’s blueprint for transforming how cars are driven, powered, and integrated into society.”

The development of autonomous technology for Nissan ProPilot came out of the RenaultNissan Alliance, Catherine Loubier, global communications director for the partnership, previously told Mobility Finance. The Alliance serves as a means of joint research and testing across brands, as well as cross-production. Each car brand can choose what technologies to develop out of the Alliance like what Nissan did with ProPilot — but not all brands have access to ProPilot, Loubier said.

The new 2018 Leaf and the ProPilot will debut in Tokyo on September 6th.

Worldwide Leaf sales to date are more than 270,000, according to a recent update from Nissan.

Check out the video below to see ProPilot:

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