Next-Generation Leaf Has Autonomous Driving Feature
Nissan officials recently confirmed that the next-generation Leaf will be able to drive itself on the highway. Using a program called ProPILOT Assist, the electric car can control acceleration, braking and steering during single-lane driving on the highway.
The Japanese automaker made the announcement in a recent press release.
“In the coming years, Nissan’s ProPILOT technology will offer increasing levels of autonomy, with the system eventually able to navigate city intersections. 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 statement read.
Nissan has previously teased elements of the 2018 Leaf. In May the company issued an image of the Leaf’s headlight and said the electric car will have better range than its predecessors. By issuing bits and pieces about the vehicle from time to time, Nissan aims to continue generating buzz about their next-generation vehicle.
The 2018 Nissan Leaf is slated to debut in September.