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Infiniti ProPILOT Assist - The Future of Innovative Driving

Infiniti ProPILOT Assist - The Future of Innovative Driving

Autonomous-driving systems might be the future of driving, but there are many steps to take along the way to get to self-driving vehicles. A spectacular step forward is the Infiniti ProPILOT Assist, which Infiniti does not consider an autonomous driving system. Instead, it is the first step in the evolution of advanced driver-assist technologies.

 

Infiniti's technology is far beyond what other manufacturers are able to offer, and initial reviews are favourable to its capability.

 

What is Infiniti ProPILOT Assist?

 

Infiniti's ProPILOT Assist is the first in a potential suite of driver-assist technologies. It uses radar and camera sensors to read road conditions and situations and allows the Infiniti vehicle to react accordingly.

ProPILOT Assist consists of Direct Adaptive Steering and Intelligent Cruise Control technologies. The innovative system delivers smoother driver-support features by seamlessly connecting to the vehicle's navigation system to support the driver proactively in traffic situations.

 

Infiniti introduced this innovative technology in 2019 to rave reviews. Since then, it has been further refined to assist drivers and provide a more confident and smoother driving experience.

 

What can Infiniti ProPILOT Assist Do?

 

New functionalities are being created for it, but currently, ProPILOT Assist can help the driver control acceleration, braking, and steering during single-lane highway driving.

 

The technology takes over the operation of single-lane driving with the push of a button, letting the driver choose to have the car operate on their behalf in stop-and-go traffic. Traffic Sign Recognition is a new addition to the ProPILOT Assist suite of technologies. It relays vital information to the driver via the instrument cluster or an available head-up display.

 

With ProPILOT Assist engaged, an Infiniti vehicle can follow posted speed limits, help the driver quickly match speeds in changing speed-limit zones, prompt a driver to accept a change in set speed to match the speed limit sign, or automatically change set speeds.

 

Infiniti ProPILOT Assist Capability

 

Infiniti is quick to claim that the ProPILOT Assist is not an autonomous driving system. This belief is reinforced by the large, red-bordered alert on the dashboard that will appear if a driver lets go of the steering wheel while driving. However, it is a great start to Infiniti's self-driving methodology.

 

Infiniti vehicles equipped with ProPILOT Assist also feature a comprehensive suite of advanced driver-assist systems (ADAS) and safety features. These include, but are not limited to, automatic high-beam assists, predictive forward collision warning, forward emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind-spot warning, lane-departure warning, moving object detection, and more.

 

Infiniti ProPILOT Assist Technology Review

 

All the technologies that make up the ProPILOT Assist system work as advertise to keep drivers in the correct lane on the highway, safely behind all the traffic. It also works well in stop-and-go traffic--taking the guesswork out of when to move forward, when to slow down, how far to stay away from the car in front, and more.

 

Drivers seeking an innovative, not-quite-hands-free way of driving need to look no further than Infiniti's ProPILOT Assist. It is a capable, refined system that can revolutionize the way drivers act and think on the road.

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