Nissan ProPILOT Assist Explained



With Nissan ProPILOT Assist, now you have something to help you with driving. It is a driver-assist technology combining Nissan’s Steering Assist Technologies and Intelligent Cruise Control. It has a stop and hold capability that allows it to hold the vehicle in place or bring it to a complete stop. With its Navi-link sync and navigation system, ProPILOT Assist will be able to predict the highway ahead better. 

ProPILOT Assist 2.0

With the Nissan ARIYA, you will have the highest level of driver assistance. It uses advanced technologies to help you navigate the more challenging aspects of driving so that you can feel comfortable and at ease. Whether it is a tight space or highway traffic, ARIYA will be able to give you multiple levels of control.   

Nissan ARIYA comes with ProPILOT Assist 2.0 that gives you the opportunity to experience hands-on guided lane changing and hands-off single-lane driving. By embodying Nissan’s philosophy of creating vehicles around the driver, it gives you the right level of control.

Nissan ARIYA

The all-electric crossover of Nissan offers a powerful and smooth performance. With several new advanced driver assistance technologies, Nissan safety features, and a redefined design, it helps you stay comfortable and relaxed on the drive. You will be able to test out the all-new ARIYA in 2021.

This Nissan technology uses the radar sensor installed in the vehicle to maintain the right gap from the car that is ahead. On the windshield, there is a forward-facing camera that keeps your car centered during slight curves and single-lane driving.

Using ProPILOT Assist

  1. Press the ProPILOT Assist button.
  2. When you reach the desired speed, press “Set”.
  3. Set the desired distance.
  4. Once the ProPILOT Assist has been engaged and lane markers have been detected, the lane line and steering wheel icons will turn green from gray.
  5. To help you stay at the center, the Steering Assist will give small steering inputs. You have the power to simply override or disengage the system. In case the system isn’t detecting your hand on the steering wheel, there will be several audible and visual alerts from the ProPILOT Assist. If you still don’t place your hands, the system is going to pulse the brakes in order to get your attention. If both warnings are ignored, it will apply the brakes gently, slow down in its lane, and stop the car completely.

Limitations of the System

ProPILOT Assist can help you in a multitude of ways. However, it does have a few limitations. It might not function well in the following situations and conditions:

Weather Conditions

  • Heavy rain/fog
  • Light reflections
  • Snow/ice build-up
  • Wipers on HIGH 

 Lane Markings

  • Multiple lane markers, construction zones, etc.
  • Direct sunlight
  • Faded lane markers
  • Lane exits or lane widens/splits
  • Shadows 

Unique Traffic Conditions

  • Hard deceleration
  • Slow or rapid merging
  • Traffic jam’s tail end
  • Toll booths


Nissan’s ProPILOT Assist system has been created after years of R&D. As we are moving towards incorporating autonomous technology, the Assist System will continue to progress as well. To try out the ProPILOT Assist, visit the Deacon Jones Nissan dealership in Goldsboro, NC. We also serve Greenville, Kinston, and Rocky Mount.