Thursday July 14, 2016

Nissan Launches Auto Drive Features, Stresses Difference From Hands-Free Driving

Honestly, it doesn't matter how much Nissan says that its new "ProPilot" semi-autonomous driving features aren't meant to replace drivers. You and I both know that some dumbass is going to immediately go out and shoot a video of themselves sleeping while the car drives itself and other stupid crap.

Nissan Motor Co Ltd launched a suite of semi-autonomous driving functions on Wednesday stressing they were intended to assist and not replace drivers, just two weeks after similar technology in another maker's car was involved in a fatal crash. Japan's second-ranked carmaker by vehicle sales said its ProPilot can drive a vehicle on single-lane motorways and navigate congestion. It said the feature will first appear on a Serena minivan model on sale in Japan from next month.