How does the 2018 Nissan LEAF ProPilot fare in Euro NCAP testing?
Earlier immediately, we revealed an article with a video displaying Euro NCAP testing of the Tesla Mannequin S. Because it seems, the group additionally put the 2018 Nissan LEAF by the identical testing course of. Whereas Nissan makes no declare that its autos have any official type of self-driving tech, the brand new LEAF presents Nissan’s ProPilot semi-autonomous driver help expertise. How does it stack up?
The LEAF appears to fare properly in these checks, very like the Tesla Mannequin S with Autopilot. For extra info on Euro NCAP automated driving checks, click on right here.
Video Description by way of Euro NCAP on YouTube:
Euro NCAP 2018 Automated Testing: Nissan Leaf ProPilot
Together with the video, the Euro NCAP web site consists of the next feedback:
ProPILOT on the Nissan LEAF provides the driving force a reasonable degree of help whereas sustaining the impression of the driving force being in management with the automobile helping them. The system is quickly perceived as a system to help the driving force which aligns properly with the knowledge supplied.
The identify “ProPILOT” doesn’t clearly point out that the system is a driver-assist system and could possibly be misunderstood. The restricted situations examined present that the system offers help solely. The handbook mentions that the system is designed for most important roads and motorways, however the system shouldn’t be geofenced and might subsequently be engaged on any street with distinct lane markings. The legally-required hands-off warning tells the driving force to maintain his arms on the wheel, however slight steering enter is adequate to supress this warning. In case of no response to the warning, the system will deliver the automobile to a managed cease.
Throughout the longitudinal situations, the LEAF exhibits a excessive degree of help within the slower-moving situation. When approaching a stationary automobile, within the braking situation and within the ‘cut-in’ and ‘cut-out’ situations, the system presents restricted help, the driving force being primarily required to deal with the scenario.
ProPILOT offers delicate steering help leading to a very good steadiness between the driving force and the system within the S-bend situation. Within the absence of lane markings or different autos to acts as a information, ProPILOT will change to a passive mode and can resume help when clear lane markings are detected.
Total, the Nissan system is balanced with little danger of the driving force over-reliance the system.
Check out how Nissan ProPilot compares to Tesla Autopilot primarily based on the NCAP movies:
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