Road warriors of all types can benefit from the features of Nissan’s ProPilot Assist. It has features that can help ease your workload while driving whether you have a long commute on the highway each day or spend your mornings in stop-and-go traffic. ProPilot Assist made its U.S. debut in the 2018 Nissan Rogue, so many people are just starting to discover everything it has to offer. If you are one of those people, keep reading to learn about five exciting features you probably didn’t know about the Nissan ProPilot Assist.
Lane Keep Assist
Lane keep assist is a feature that will help you stay centered in your lane while driving. When engaged, it can detect lane markers and provide small steering inputs to get the vehicle centered. This feature can be extremely helpful on long drives where it can be easy to drift out of your lane. Lane keep assist is also a beneficial feature for situations where traffic is heavy and it feels like you are packed in tight with the other vehicles. You can allow it to make the small adjustments necessary for your placement in the lane without worrying about getting too close to the other drivers.
When you engage ProPilot Assist you will set the distance that you want to keep between you and the car in front of you. This feature will help you maintain that distance without having to constantly hit your brakes when the flow of traffic changes. In addition, the braking assist feature combined with Nissan’s intelligent cruise control and steering assist will allow you to use the stop and hold function which stops the vehicle, holds it in place, and then brings it back up to speed once traffic starts moving.
Blind Spot Detection
A blind spot is so named because it is an area around your vehicle where you simply cannot see with your mirrors. There have been many collisions due to drivers failing to double-check the blind spot before moving over in traffic. The blind-spot detection feature of ProPilot Assist allows you to know if a car is in your blind spot even if you cannot see it. It will notify you with an indicator light if there is a vehicle in your blind spot. If you activate your turn signal while someone is in the blind spot, the blind spot detection feature will alert you with a chime and flashing indicator light.
Speed control is a feature of ProPilot Assist that works together with other features, making it much more than simply cruise control. Speed control is engaged when you set the distance you want between you and the vehicle in front of you. If the vehicle in front of you slows down, the speed will adjust to maintain the predetermined distance. Speed control is also engaged when you use the stop and hold feature mentioned under braking assist. It will bring your car from a stop back to either the speed you set previously or the speed that keeps your car at the appropriate distance from the one in front of you.
Easy to Enable
Enabling ProPilot Assist in your Nissan is as simple as pressing a button on your steering wheel. The easy to use steering wheel control allows you to hit the road quickly with all the features you want enabled. Once you press the button, you will be prompted to set the speed and distance with which you want to follow the car in front of you and then be on your way.
The advances in technology represented by the Nissan ProPilot Assist make it an exciting time for drivers. You can minimize many of the elements that contribute to your driving workload with a simple press of a button.
If you are ready to try out all of the exciting features of Nissan ProPilot Assist then visit us at ORR Nissan Shreveport and test drive an equipped Rogue or Leaf.