The Rogue will be the first Nissan in the U.S. to get the system.Nissan has announced that its semi-autonomous ProPILOT Assist system will make its United States debut in the 2018 Rogue compact SUV. The 2018 Rogue is scheduled to arrive in dealer showrooms later this year.Nissan's ProPILOT Assist system is intended for use in stop-and-go traffic as well as during single-lane highway driving. Using a forward-facing camera and radar sensor, the system is able to detect lane markers and keep a set distance from the vehicle ahead. The system can be activated via a blue button on the Rogue's steering wheel.
Once activated, the driver simply needs to set the vehicle's Intelligent Cruise Control for ProPILOT Assist to work. The front camera will pick up lane markets and keep the vehicle centered in its lane while the radar sensor will insure a safe distance to the vehicle ahead. If a traffic jam occurs, ProPILOT Assist is able to bring the vehicle to a complete stop. Once traffic resumes, the driver can reactivate the system by either pushing the resume button or tapping the gas pedal.
The system does have some limitations, however. If the camera system can't detect lane lines, the ProPILOT system will be unavailable. The system also turns off of the vehicle's windshield wipers are set to low or high; ProPILOT will continue to function if the wipers are switched to intermittent mode.
Nissan hasn't announced exact pricing for the system, but the company says a ProPILOT Assist-equipped 2018 Rogue will retail for under $35,000.
"Nissan continues to democratize technology, bringing our most advanced systems to our highest volume models, rather than reserving them for our most expensive vehicles," said Michael Bunce, vice president, Product Planning, Nissan North America, Inc. "Customers are delighted when they realize they can afford technology usually reserved for high-end, expensive luxury vehicles. Bringing unexpected value is core to the Nissan brand and our Nissan Intelligent Mobility mission."
Following the launch of the Rogue, Nissan will rollout its ProPILOT Assist technology to the all-new Leaf electric in early 2018.