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Nissan introduces ProPilot 2.0, the competitor of Teslas Autopilot



Currently, one of the drums in Tesla, if not the largest, is the Autopilot system. Several brands have already shown their arguments regarding batteries and electric motors. However, it has not been easy to develop an autopilot solution that works with Tesla.

Nissan has just launched its new system for driving the autonomous PROPILOT 2.0 car in Japan.

 Picture Nissan ProPILOT 2.0, the competitor of Tesla Autopilot


Nissan PROPILOT 2.0 against Tesla Autopilot

PROPILOT 2.0 is an advanced driving system that delivers more than its predecessor, the original PROPILOT. This enables hands-free driving on the steering wheel, a feature that we can find for example in Audi with Traffic Jam Assist or Cadillac with Super Cruise. So we're talking about a system with level 3 autonomy.

Hands-free driving will be legal on Japan's highways. However, this feature is more limited in some regions, for example in Europe (where the legislation has recently reoccured

In addition, ProPILOT 2.0 will offer the so-called "Sailing Driving", a feature that utilizes a predefined route, enabling autonomous traffic on a motorway up to the planned exit, also changing lanes.This function is very similar to the one proposed in the navigation system with Tesla Autopilot

PROPILOT 2.0 also enables changing tracks

The Nissan system can automatically change paths.

According to the Japanese company, it is technically possible for the system to carry out road changes without the driver's approval, but at this time the Japanese authorities do not allow this action. Again, this is a similar limitation for Tesla Autopilot.

More advanced camera system than Tesla

The hardware used includes the use of ultrasonic sensors, a front radar, four side radar and seven chambers. Although Tesla Autopilot has eight chambers, the Nissan system has an advantage that makes it an advantage, since its chambers are trifocal, providing greater accuracy over long distances.

Side frames are redundant and will improve the operation of the entire system. Like Tesla, Nissan does not rely on the LiDAR system in its "current" standalone cars (unlike Elon Musk, the Japanese company believes that for levels 4 and 5 of automation, LiDAR is needed.)

ProPILOT 2.0 uses GPS maps with centimetric accuracy, which is loaded into the car and upgraded via OTA. On roads with temporary changes in their speed limit, the car's cameras can read traffic signals and change the maximum speed recorded on their maps.

Artificial intelligence available to all pockets

Currently, PROPILOT 2.0 is only available on Nissan Skyline, within Japan (Infiniti Q50 in Europe). The Japanese brand will gradually add more models and markets.

Here's a very similar system for Tesla Autopilot, but Nissan's ProPILOT2.0 promises something completely different: a democratization of high technology at lower prices, IA for everyone, even for buyers of a cheap car, starting at $ 11,500 (the vehicle already with the system).

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