Nissan’s ProPilot Assist 2.0 is initially debuting in the all-new Ariya electric crossover. ProPilot Assist 2.0 enables hands-free highway driving while offering passing and lane-exiting capabilities. In addition, the system utilizes 3D high-definition map data, 360-degree sensing, and Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) to deliver guided driving along pre-determined routes.
As described in a recent press release, GNSS positioning signals have a 10-meter (25 feet) margin of error that could potentially affect the system’s lane-level accuracy. As such, Nissan has partnered with Trimble for its RTX network to improve ProPilot Assist 2.0’s semi-autonomous driving features.
Super Cruise & ProPilot
Trimble has an array of GPS boards, chipsets, and modules for telematics and in-vehicle navigation. The brand’s RTX Positioning System, designed to bring consistent lane-level positioning through complex roadways, is at the heart of GM’s Super Cruise hands-free driving feature. According to the company, the Trimble RTX network has the backing of globally redundant and resilient infrastructures to guarantee decimeter-level accuracy and optimal signal performance.
When utilized in conjunction with Nissan’s Safety Shield 360 advanced driver assistance systems, ProPilot Assist 2.0 makes the Ariya one of the most ADAS-focused production EVs to hit the road. The all-new Nissan Ariya is available to order in six trim variants at dealerships. ProPilot Assist 2.0 is available on the Ariya Empower+ trim variant and above, starting at about $55,000.