A Look Into the Nissan® X-Trail: An SUV That Drives Itself
In the past, it has always seemed that self-driving cars were a dream for the future. However, burgeoning technology from Nissan® shows that this dream may not be as far off as we once thought. The all-new Nissan® X-Trail features the brand's semi-autonomous ProPILOT system. Although it is not entirely self-driving, it represents a massive leap forward for this type of technology.
How ProPILOT Works
The ProPILOT system is able to control the throttle, braking and steering systems. It has been rated for use not just on rural roads, but on highways and in crowded cities as well. The exterior of the SUV is fitted with a miniature high-spec laser scanner. This laser can determine the distance between the X-Trail and its surroundings by using 3D measurements. The vehicle also incorporates 360-degree cameras to enable navigation and control in a variety of settings. Although at this point a driver is still necessary, Nissan® hopes that continuing developments in this area will allow for the car to be autonomous by the end of the decade.
Additional Features of the Nissan® X-Trail
Aside from its semi-autonomous driving capabilities, this SUV also incorporates other safety and driving assistance features. The vehicle includes Rear Cross Traffic Alert for added safety while reversing. Intelligent Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Recognition helps to stop in emergency situations, even if the driver's attention has faltered. Intelligent Park Assist allows the car to park itself, even in tight spaces.
Coming Soon to a Dealership Near You
The X-Trail is already available for purchase in Asia and is due to be released in Europe in July 2017. Although no release date has been set for the United States just yet, it can only be expected that it is not too far off on the horizon. Those who are interested in purchasing the new X-Trail should keep watch for this exciting new vehicle to come stateside in the near future.
Expert Care for Your Vehicle
Here at Concierge Auto Repair, we have the skills and expertise to care for any vehicle, self-driving or traditional. In fact, we have made it our business to provide expert care for all types of vehicles. Our clients trust us to keep their prized possessions in top working order over the years. We welcome you to come by our shop in Spring, Texas at any time. We'll be happy to look over your vehicle and let you know the best course of action to keep it in the best shape possible. If you would prefer to schedule an appointment at a time that is convenient for you, we will gladly accommodate your busy schedule. Call us today to learn more about our services and how we can help with your vehicle.