Nissan Qashqai will be released in 2017 with a semi-autonomous control systemOleg Skrinnik
Manufacturer from Japan spoke at the Geneva Motor Show with a loud statement. Next year the famous crossoverNissan Qashqai 2017 will receive a piloted Drive 1.0 system. This version of the 2017 model year will be the first production car with autopilot.
Making the exterior and interior of new items
So, the silver-golden inserts on the arches, in the roof rails and around the headlights, according to the developers, “set visual accents” and perfectly harmonize with any body color, “highlighting the dynamic look of the car”.
The incredible appearance is enhanced by a 20-inch alloy wheels. Upgraded bumper, received a completely different design, give the car a sporty look, and the V-shaped grille adds extra weight to the front of the body.
The interior of Qashqai 2017 is trimmed with white suede with quilted inserts on the backs of the seats - the interior design is as close as possible to the interior decoration of “luxury” cars.Inside the car there are the same silver-golden inserts.
System Features Piloted Drive 1.0
It seems that Nissan seriously decided to implement the world's first unmanned car model, and if the Qashqai manufactured in the UK is equipped with this system only in 2017, it will be offered in the home arena at the end of this year.
At the moment, the manufacturer keeps secret what specific maneuvers will make a new car without the driver, limiting the message that the Piloted Drive system will provide "safe driving in automatic control mode, with the established parameters, even on a busy road."
Most likely, it is not necessary to hope that the drone will be able to completely relieve the driver from the need to turn the steering wheel and control the road, but most of the main driving modes in conditions of good visibility and acceptable infrastructure will likely be able to do it.
The director of the European division of Nissan at the recent conference said:
“The emergence of an autonomous driving system is not at all a revolutionary, but an evolutionary process, since most of its elements are already offered on our models under the common name Safety Shield.Our task is to exclude from the process of driving a car a difficult situation for a driver, for example, driving in a busy urban cycle, in order to return back positive emotions to the movement itself. ”
“Qashqai has always been a pioneer in the auto market, which is why it turned out to be the logical choice to debut in mass production next year with our innovative autonomous driving system. This machine, which they loved, began to trust her. Nissan Qashqai was the harbinger of the incredible popularity of crossovers, and, behold, it was he who had the chance to become the initiator of the creation of a line of cars with the “autopilot” system in 2017. We once again use technologies, as a rule, applied on models of the premium class, and make them accessible to billions of car enthusiasts. ”
After 4 years, the manufacturer promises to develop a system of autonomous control in a fully functional version, regardless of road conditions, and introduce it into several future new products.
Until now, it was believed that the first unmanned vehicle will be offered by Tesla Motors: the director of the company promised to refine its autonomous control technology by 2018.
It was no coincidence that the Qashgai model from Nissan was chosen as the first unmanned vehicle - today, it is the most bought car in the European markets and in order to continue carrying this proud title it needs to offer the best modern technologies to the general public.
In the future, this new product, along with its older brother X-Trail, may also acquire premium versions with high-quality “luxury” finishing materials and an extended list of options, but at the moment luxury configurations have been demonstrated only as a concept.
Over the next four years, the manufacturer Nissan will begin production of cars with an upgraded autopilot, which will be equipped with Multiple Lane control technology. This technology will independently recognize the danger and avoid the vehicle from colliding. And by 2020, this company plans to give life to the Inner-city system, which will independently drive a car, overcoming even intersections without driver intervention.