According to the announcement, the Leaf’s ProPILOT Assist technology will, in the coming years, “offer increasing levels of autonomy,” which will eventually allow the car to navigate city intersections. Also possible soon will be autonomous single-line highway driving.
The technology had been announced back at International CES in January, but further detail was revealed Friday.
“Set to help make driving more secure and more enjoyable, ProPILOT Assist is part of Nissan Intelligent Mobility, the company’s blueprint for transforming how cars are driven, powered and integrated into society,” the company said in a statement.
ProPILOT Assist in Action
Nissan also released a video demonstration of the technology:
Ride-sharing on the Way?
Meanwhile, according to Autoblog, Nissan and partner Renault are developing driver-less ride-hailing and ride-sharing, which if successful would put them in competition with Uber’s plans to do the same.
The Leaf Background
The Leaf- an acronoym for “leading environmentally-friendly affordable family car”- was introduced in 2010 as Nissan’s first electric car. More than 270,000 Leafs had been sold worldwide, according to Nissan.