The new Nissan Leaf has just
got better. Drivers will feel more confident, excited and connected thanks to
the new Nissan Leaf’s ProPilot autonomous drive technology, ProPilot Park
technology, e-Pedal, increased power and range, and improved refinement,
comfort and convenience.
The three key aspects of
Nissan Intelligent Mobility exemplified by the new Nissan LEAF are Nissan
Intelligent Driving, Nissan Intelligent Power and Nissan Intelligent
Integration. Headlining the new Leaf’s Nissan Intelligent Driving technology
are ProPilot, ProPilot Park, e-Pedal and the company’s heralded Nissan Safety
ProPilot is a single-lane
autonomous driving technology. Once activated, it can automatically control the
distance to the vehicle in front, using a speed preset by the driver (between
about 30 km/h and 100 km/h). It can also help the driver steer and keep the
vehicle centered in its lane. If the car in front stops, the ProPilot system
will automatically apply the brakes to bring the vehicle to a full stop if
necessary. After coming to a full stop, the vehicle can remain in place even if
the driver's foot is off the brake. If traffic restarts, the car will resume
driving when the driver touches the switch again or lightly presses the
accelerator to activate ProPilot. All these functions can significantly reduce
stress when driving on the highway in both heavy and flowing traffic.
ProPilot Park is a fully
fledged system that helps drivers park by automatically controlling
acceleration, brakes, handling, shift changing and parking brakes to guide the
car into a parking spot.
By combining advanced image
processing technology using four high-resolution cameras and information from
12 ultrasonic sensors around the car, ProPilot Park guides the car into a space
safely and accurately. All steering, braking and throttle inputs for various
parking manoeuvres, such as parallel parking, are automated. The system can
automatically identify a parking space around the car so that the driver
doesn’t need to set a target parking position. Requiring only three easy steps
for activation, this technology liberates drivers from one of the most tedious,
and at times the most challenging, tasks of driving.
Another innovation that
enhances the Nissan Leaf’s driving experience is the e-Pedal, offered as
standard equipment. It allows the driver the simplicity of starting,
accelerating, decelerating, stopping and holding the car by using the
accelerator pedal alone — a revolutionary innovation that can change the way
By simply releasing the
accelerator, the car will come to a smooth and complete stop and hold without
the need to press the brake pedal. With a deceleration rate of up to 0.2 g, the
e-Pedal eliminates the need for drivers to constantly move their foot from the
accelerator to the brake pedal to slow down or stop. This helps reduce fatigue
and increase enjoyment.
The car is also equipped with
a set of advanced safety technologies including Intelligent Lane Intervention,
Lane Departure Warning, Intelligent Emergency Braking, Blind Spot Warning,
Traffic Sign Recognition, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Intelligent Around View
Monitor with moving object detection and Emergency Assist for Pedal Misapplication.
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