Nissan recently unveiled a new Nissan Skyline, with updated styling and ProPILOT 2.0 technology –driver assistance system to combine navigated highway driving with hands-off single-lane driving capabilities.
ProPILOT 2.0 is designed for on-ramp to off-ramp (ramp-to-ramp) highway driving, it engages with the vehicle’s navigation system to help maneuver the car according to a predefined route on designated roadways.
The other features are:
• The system also enables hands-off driving while cruising in a single lane.To enable these new functions, drivers must first set their destination in the navigation system, creating a predefined travel route.
• Once the car enters the highway, the system’s navigated driving feature becomes available. Upon activation, it will assist the driver with traveling on a multi-lane highway – helping handle passing, lane diversions and lane exiting – until reaching the predefined highway exit.
• The new ProPILOT also enables hands-off driving while cruising in a given lane. When the vehicle approaches a road divide, or when passing a slower vehicle is possible, the system judges the appropriate timing of branching off or passing, based on information from the navigation system and 360-degree sensing.
• The driver receives intuitive audio and visual guidance and is prompted to put both hands on the steering wheel and confirm the start of these operations with a switch.
• A monitoring system in the cabin continually confirms that the driver’s attention is on the road when ProPILOT 2.0 is in use. If the driver fails to respond to an alert while driving, the system turns on the hazard lights and reduces the vehicle’s speed until coming to a stop. An SOS call service automatically establishes an audio connection to a dedicated call center operator for emergency assistance.
ProPILOT 2.0 is a standard feature for all HYBRID 2WD and 4WD grades. Equipped with 359-horsepower combined (VQ35HR-HM34 engine plus hybrid system), Skyline is an impressive total Nissan technology package.
In addition, the premium sedan comes with the new NissanConnect system, offering a wide range of connected services.
The features of an updated NissanConnect system are:
• It offers a wide range of features and services. Over-The-Air (OTA) automatic map updates reduce the time and hassle required to update navigation maps.
• Door to Door Navigation integrates the car’s navigation system with the driver’s smartphone, enabling seamless guidance from the driver’s original location to the final destination, even after getting out of the car.
• The “Docomo in Car Connect” feature enables in-car Wi-Fi access, eliminating smartphone data usage while driving4.
• The system also offers customizable alerts via a smartphone app. Alerts include vehicle speed, curfew alert (with available notification to the driver before the alert) and geographical boundaries setting. Families are able to monitor loved ones, such as new drivers or seniors, to ensure their safety and responsibility on the road.
Recommended retail prices for the new Nissan Skyline in Japan start from 4,274,640 yen.
Source: Press Release