Nissan fortifying autonomous-driving position

Nissantakes another step in its so-called Intelligent Mobility strategy with the rollout of the new X-Trail SUV featuring the automaker’s ProPilot autonomous-drive system, a technology its chief product planner considers competitive with more-heralded self-driving systems from Google and Uber.

Equipped with a windshield-mounted camera to identify other vehicles and lane markers alongside the highway, the Pro-Pilot-equipped X-Trail drives autonomously in single-lane traffic. It performs acceleration, steering and braking to keep the car in the centre of its lane. It is activated by the turn of a switch.

The X-Trail is the second Nissan vehicle to incorporate the ProPilot, coming about 10 months after the Serena minivan. Next up is the Qashqai compact CUV in Europe. This article first appeared in WardsAuto.

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