ProPILOT is a revolutionary driver assist technology designed for motorway use in single-lane traffic. Nissan is the first Japanese automaker to introduce a combination of steering, accelerator, and braking that can be operated in full automatic mode, helping to create more confident and comfortable driving in heavy motorway traffic and long commutes. 

Nissan LEAF interior showing man driving

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For LEAF Model Year 22, ProPILOT is standard on Tekna and available as an option on N-Connecta grade.

What does ProPILOT do?[1]

ProPILOT gives you a hand with the little things — like helping keep you centred in your lane and maintaining a preset distance from the vehicle ahead. It includes a stop-and-hold function that can bring the vehicle to a full stop, hold in place and can bring you back up to speed when traffic starts moving again.

Whether it’s heavy motorway traffic or stop-and-go commutes, the technology helps to reduce driver stress, for a more comfortable and enjoyable drive.

How does ProPILOT work?

ProPILOT detects lane markers and the preceding vehicle. By employing Nissan's highly precise monitoring technology, it controls acceleration, braking, and steering to keep the vehicle centred in the lane and maintain a preset distance from the preceding vehicle.

Employing advanced image-processing technology, the car's ProPILOT system understands road and traffic situations and executes precise steering, enabling the vehicle to perform naturally. ProPILOT technology is extremely user-friendly, thanks to a switch on the steering wheel that allows the driver to easily activate and deactivate the system. ProPILOT's easy-to-understand and fit-to-drive interface includes a personal display showing the operating status.

Using a radar sensor in the front of the vehicle, ProPILOT can help to maintain a gap with the car in front of you at a preset distance. Located near the top of the windscreen, the forward-facing camera  is equipped with advanced-image processing software that can quickly recognise in three-dimensional depth both preceding vehicles and lane markers. Using this information, the accelerator, brakes, and steering are controlled to help keep the vehicle centred during single-lane driving, even on slight curves.