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Nissan has decided to fit the Qashqai with the Propilot autonomous technology that has already been fitted to the Nissan Serena, a Japanese-only model 5-door MPV.

This system isn't as advanced as the Tesla's auto-pilot, but it's not too far off. The only thing this cannot do, is change lanes. But Nissan hopes to fix that, and has previously said a second-generation system is already underway and will be adding several more features.

Nissan is due to produce 10 autonomous capable vehicles before the year 2020 which in theory depicts a much brighter future. First ones to be sold in the UK will be the 2017 Qashqai however.

Considering the few scares, and one fatality that we have seen from autonomous vehicles, how comfortable are you with this ?

The Propilot system can control the car’s accelerator, brakes and steering using data obtained through a mono camera, which is more sensitive than a normal colour camera. The camera can see lane markings and other vehicles in three-dimensional depth.

Propilot can then control the distance to a car ahead when driving on a motorway, with speed preset by the driver. It can also steer the car on lane-marked roads.

The system can bring the car to a complete halt in traffic or to avoid a hazard. It can then accelerate the car back to cruising speed once the driver presses the switch again or lightly presses the throttle pedal.
 

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So, it's basically the advanced cruise control that a lot of car manufacturers are putting into their vehicles. Not that it's a bad thing but they need to be careful of how they label things in cars people think it's fully autonomous.
 

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I think that's what they use as a selling point though. That's how they draw people in and get their money
 

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Not working so well for tesla since people are taking the Autonomous aspect too far. It's a marketing scheme that's dangerous if worded incorrectly.

The Propilot system will be great for bumper to bumper traffic during rush hours but that's pretty much it until the margin of error is zero.
 

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The margin of error will never be zero when it comes to electronics, but over the years they will be getting more and more smoothed out I guess.
 
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