Nissan Leaf EV to Have Push Button Parking Feature
Nissan has revealed that it will be providing the second generation Leaf electric car with a push-button automatic-parking as a new upgrade over its ProPilot autonomous driving system.
The new feature allows the Leaf EV to self-park in angled, parallel, straight back-in, and front-in spots by automatically using the brakes, steering, and accelerator.
Also dubbed as the ProPilot Park, the feature works on the functions present in the Nissan’s ProPilot systems that are already on sale in Japan in the X-Trail Crossover and the Serena Family Van.
By the addition of the Nissan’s ProPilot system, Nissan is moving on ahead in the three-stage schedule to improved urban autonomous driving by 2020. ProPilot enables Nissan vehicles to drive in a single-lane semi-autonomously highway conditions. The technology uses self-steering for keeping the car centered in the lane it is driving and guiding it smoothly around the curves.
Nissan plans to further build upon the ProPilot as a part of Intelligent Mobility strategy and will incorporate more advanced systems around 2018 to help the cars traverse across multiple lanes.
Nissan had earlier said that the redesigned Leaf EV would get ProPilot.
The parking can be done by holding down the ProPilot Park button with a single finger and let the car glide effortlessly into the desired spot. Parking in the tightest of spaces is possible by the automation.