Freak is not out yet : This thing is not completely autonomous. But it could make life easier for lazy drivers.
The Nissan Altima of 2019 debuted on Wednesday at the New York International Auto Show. It's the latest update for Nissan's best-selling Altima. It is also the third Nissan model to feature Pro Pilot Pilot, Nissan's semi-autonomous driving system.
The ProPilot Assist is already represented in the Japanese manufacturer 2018 Leaf and Rogue SUV. Nissan will not release fully autonomous vehicles by 2020 (if it keeps to its self-imposed deadline).
The Altima is able to control your speed and distance from other cars, keep an eye on your blind spot, and keep you in your lane. All you have to do is hold the wheel and take control. It will not do you much on rural roads or in the city, but will make long highway trips much easier.
"It's doing a really great job keeping it in the middle of the trail," said Nissan product planner Derek Kramer The Verge. " It's a hands-on system, but it really reduces fatigue and driving stress."
The Altima 2019 is also equipped with an automatic reversing mechanism, so when you are about to hit something, when it goes backwards it stops automatically.
It is far from a completely autonomous car, but it will make driving safer and less tiring, and above all, it will entrust you with the idea of trusting your life. Self-driving car something that only becomes more important when more of them coming to the market in the coming years.
You can buy the Nissan Altima this fall.