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    Nissan ProPilot 2.0 Rolling Out in Japan, US Has To Wait

      ...awaiting more testing in the US...

    Nissan is releasing the next version of ProPilot in Japan in the fall of 2019 on the new Nissan Skyline (Infiniti G50 to us Yanks), but here in the U.S., we'll need to wait a bit longer while the system undergoes further testing and mapping of the US highway system.

    ProPilot 2.0 makes a big jump in autonomous driving capability, the biggest of which is true hands-off highway driving. The system can switch lanes and pass cars, but those moves require a hands on approach from the driver. ProPilot 2.0 also takes orders from the Navigation system, while using seven cameras, five radar sensors, and 12 sonar sensors to pilot the car.  The system will only work on highways where the roads have been mapped in 3D High-Definition.  Japan's more compact nature means that most of the roads there have already been scanned.  The US, with its wide open space will take longer to map. 

    Currently ProPilot Assist (1.0) is offered only on the Leaf, Rogue, Rogue Sport, and Altima. In the US, 60 percent of Leaf buyers and 40 percent of Rogue buyers opt for the 1.0 version of the system.   Eventually Nissan wants to expand ProPilot to 20 models. 

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    Just now, dfelt said:

    @Drew Dowdell how does this compare to Cadillacs Super Cruise?

    I haven't driven 2.0 yet, as it's only in Japan, and not till fall.  It sounds like it is ever so slightly more advanced since it can get instructions from the NAV system.  Cadillac's doesn't do that currently and it will just keep you on the same highway until you run out of highway to be on. 

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