After introducing electric powertrains in their car, the next big step is to make them fully autonomous.
The 2018 Nissan Leaf is taking one step further to make it possible with their ProPilot autonomous feature.
The newest teaser for the upcoming Leaf more than just the car’s design. The company detailed a couple of new features which will make the model stand apart and make it a truly second generation offering of the popular electric model. It will be powered by semi-autonomous technology coupled with multiple sensors and an improved electric motor that brings significant improvement to overall performance.
Nissan’s ProPilot features allows the car to automatically drive on city traffic as well as in highways. The car still requires a driver to be seated in the driving seat and have his or her hands on the steering wheel. However, it requires minimal human interaction as the loads of sensors mounted on the car combined with the GPS and safety features allows it to navigate both traffic and long drives. The car can automatically monitor and control the steering, navigate to the required spot, braking autonomously and can stick to a single lane if the driver prefers it to.
The automobile manufacturer has been consistently working to achieve Level 4 and Level 5 in autonomous driving. While most of these features will not be out until 2020 or so, the Level 3 assisted driving system will give you the comfort to enjoy a ride even in congested traffic. The interior of the 2018 Nissan Leaf was also revealed in the new photos. The spy photos confirmed that the dashboard is the best looking yet in terms of style and usability.
Designers of the Leaf have carried forward the same completion and style to the exterior of the model. They have went with a sharper front fascia with a tall-roofed hatchback finish. The upcoming 2018 Nissan Leaf is expected to be officially launched at the Tokyo Motor Show scheduled to take place later this year. The new car is inspired by IDS concept and will borrow some design elements from the highly successful Micra.
Both being small and compact cars make it easy to adopt the design, changes without much difficulty. The entire team at Nissan is working to deliver the experience customers are looking forward to see in the electrified Leaf and from the spy shots, they are already on the right track and should deliver a great autonomous experience with their new EV.