Nissan Debuts Autonomous ProPilot Technology — Nearly Hands-Free Highway Cruising | CleanTechnica

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The company’s new ProPilot autonomous technology will make its debut in the new Nissan Serena 5-door minivan set to be released soon in the Japanese market. A US release is reportedly planned as well, but no timeline has been revealed as of yet. It’s also not clear if the US debut of the technology will be in the Serena or in a different model.The ProPilot technology works by controlling the vehicle’s steering, braking, and acceleration automatically, through the use of a mono-camera paired with image-processing technology. The technology can reportedly recognize and react to vehicles traveling in front of the car, and also lane markers, in 3-dimensions. It will reportedly maintain a safe distance behind the vehicle ahead. “Safe”is a preset choice which is tweakable by the user.Autoblog provides more, stating that, “the autonomous technology may give drivers the ability to take their hands off the wheel, but it doesn’t necessarily tolerate it. According to Automotive News, a torque sensor on the steering column senses when the driver is touching steering wheel. If no torque is being applied, a warning light comes on, which is followed by a chime.

Source: Nissan Debuts Autonomous ProPilot Technology — Nearly Hands-Free Highway Cruising | CleanTechnica

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