Every year, car manufacturers do their absolute best to try and put out something new. There is always something to be improved upon, and if they can, they will introduce new technology in order to make driving as safe and as easy as possible. This happens so often that a lot of consumers actually aren’t all that surprised when manufacturers do come up with some new technology. The drivers still appreciate it though, and it does affect their decision whenever they want to purchase a new vehicle.
Nissan is no different, as they work all year round to try and improve upon their vehicles. This time, they have come up with what they call the Nissan Intelligent Mobility. This is their first step towards the future of driving, as this new technology intends to create a world wherein vehicles will have the artificial intelligence necessary to remove all the stress driving causes to their customers. They envision cars that can react to pedestrians and other vehicles on the road, and even navigate and drive themselves. This way, a driver is no longer limited by traffic and other factors when they want to go somewhere.
However, for now, this is still a vision. But Nissan’s Intelligent Mobility still has some very impressive features that take some load off from the driver’s shoulders. One of the main features of this innovative technology is the ProPILOT. With this, the driver is able to have their vehicle follow the car at a preset distance, and still stay in the middle of the lane, even when on a gentle curve. The technology can also have the car fully stop in traffic, as well as speed up again once traffic moves.
Nissan’s Intelligent Mobility in the Nissan X-Trail
The X-Trail is one of Nissan’s mainstays in the SUV scene. It fits seven people easily and comfortably, and still has ample space for luggage behind the seats. This year’s variant has strayed a bit from its former rugged, boxy design and is now leaning towards a more stylish and elegant body. Despite its sleek new dimensions, this year’s variant is also bigger than before, and can carry more and look great at the same time.
With the NIM technology already integrated into the Nissan X-Trail, it allows drivers a relatively comfortable and easy driving experience despite the fact they’re maneuvering a large SUV. It has the rear cross traffic alert, wherein it observes the area behind the vehicle to scan for other vehicles and pedestrians. With the company’s proprietary Intelligent Cruise Control, the vehicle allows the X-Trail to maintain a safe distance from the car in front of it, and if the car in front were to stop or slow down, the X-Trail slowly starts to brake as well. It also has intelligent emergency breaks where it applies the brakes when a vehicle or pedestrian is too near the front end of the car.
Nissan’s Intelligent Mobility in the Nissan Navara
The Nissan Navara is the company’s pride and joy in the pickup truck market. The descendant of the Nissan Frontier, it provides the durability and off-road capability of a pickup truck, while still giving a fairly safe and stable ride to the people inside. Considering pickup trucks were essentially workhorses a couple of decades ago, the Navara has certainly gone a long way since then with many features that were usually only seen in luxury sedans. When it comes to aesthetics, aside from the grill, this year’s variant of the Nissan Navara isn’t all that different from the previous one.
What is definitely different though, is the integration with Nissan’s Intelligent Mobility. This includes four cameras that are located on the grill, each of the side mirrors, and the tailgate of the vehicle. These four cameras allow the driver a 360-degree view of the surroundings of the car, and assist the other features of the technology as well. The proprietary innovation has a moving object detection feature, which warns the driver when the vehicle is moving, and has a blind spot monitoring system which informs the driver if there are any vehicles that aren’t in the driver’s direct line of sight.
Nissan’s Intelligent Mobility also has many other features that essentially help the driver and the passengers to be as safe as possible. It is a goal of many car manufacturers that they are able to produce vehicles that are both safe yet enjoyable to drive, and Nissan has taken a step in the right direction in regards to this innovation.