Called ProPilot, Nissan Motor Co. has been developing this new autonomous technology and it will soon be making an appearance in the 2017 Qashqai.
The latest version was recently unveiled and it’s sporting a new ‘V-motion’ grille and bumper similar to that of the Maxima and Murano. Some may wonder why it looks like the Rogue Sport and that’s because the new Qashqai is a slightly updated version of its Stateside sibling.
Aside from the sporty and modern front facia with new ‘boomerang’ daytime running lights, not much seems to have changed around the rear except for a few styling tweaks to make it more appealing.
What’s most interesting about the new Qashqai is Nissan’s new semi-autonomous ProPilot technology that Autoblog says will be available within this fiscal year. Limited to a single lane, ProPilot can control the vehicle's steering, braking, and acceleration automatically to give drivers the ability to cruise along highways nearly hands-free. Perfect for stop-and-go traffic on highways as it can recognize vehicles in front as well as lane markers.
ProPilot is already available on the Nissan Serena minivan in Japan, meaning the system has been tested in the real world with customers behind the wheel. Once it becomes available in the Qashqai, the feature may be show up in the Rogue Sport later on since they are pretty much the same vehicle.