The next-generation Nissan LEAF is set to arrive later this year, and the details have been kept pretty quiet so far. Recently, however, Nissan announced a new, advanced technology that’ll be a part of the new LEAF lineup.
According to a video released on June 21, the LEAF will feature Nissan’s relatively new ProPILOT system as standard equipment. This is a semi-autonomous driving system that gives the driver some peace of mind when cruising in highway traffic.
While this isn’t anything like Tesla’s Autopilot, it will help take some of the responsibilities from the driver.The new LEAF’s ProPILOT system will perform all the single-lane actions itself, including braking, accelerating, and keeping the vehicle perfectly positioned in its lane. You can see a video of the ProPILOT system in action below.
All this comes at the push of a small button on the right side of the steering wheel.
While this isn’t full autonomous driving just yet, Nissan has promised the world that its ProPILOT system will progress as the years go one, including driving through busy city intersections.
Unfortunately, there is still not much more to talk about in terms of the next-gen LEAF, except that we expect a more desirable appearance, a 200-mile EV range, and more lively handling.
Keep it locked here for updates as we near the 2018 LEAF’s debut.