Ars3girls
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Pro pilot

Tue May 15, 2018 6:56 pm

I have noticed after 3000 miles of driving my new 2018 Nissan Leaf Sl that when I engage my ProPilot it does not evenly stay in the middle.
I have logged at least 300 miles on the interstate and when Pilot is engage it closely hugs to the passenger side. I can see this from my side mirrors. Has anyone else experienced this ?

armmynissanleaf
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Re: Pro pilot

Tue May 15, 2018 7:38 pm

I would be very careful using any autopilot technologies. Yesterday there was another Tesla Model S crash. It was the 2nd Tesla Model S that slammed into the back of a firetruck. Just be careful.
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vladm2018
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Re: Pro pilot

Wed May 16, 2018 2:40 am

Ars3girls wrote:I have noticed after 3000 miles of driving my new 2018 Nissan Leaf Sl that when I engage my ProPilot it does not evenly stay in the middle.
I have logged at least 300 miles on the interstate and when Pilot is engage it closely hugs to the passenger side. I can see this from my side mirrors. Has anyone else experienced this ?


I would ask dealer to look at camera calibration. They shall have a tool to verify and calibrate it.

vladm2018
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Re: Pro pilot

Wed May 16, 2018 2:43 am

armmynissanleaf wrote:I would be very careful using any autopilot technologies. Yesterday there was another Tesla Model S crash. It was the 2nd Tesla Model S that slammed into the back of a firetruck. Just be careful.


People should be careful driving their cars no mater what kind of driver assistance they use, because no matter the name it is not an auto pilot it just an assistance.

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Re: Pro pilot

Wed May 16, 2018 4:07 am

I'm not impressed with Pro Pilot. I usually use it, but just for the lane departure warning and adaptive cruise control.
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Re: Pro pilot

Wed May 16, 2018 5:06 am

I cannot imagine the reason to have the propilot, and using it.

It is not autonomous driving, and you need to keep your hands on the wheel.... Then what other important thing would the driver be doing other than keeping the car in the center of the lane??

If you need help keeping your car in the lane the your are a new, bad, or disabled driver, and should not be behind the wheel.

I don't know what demographic this system is sold to.... I think young kids that want a new toy to play with...

vladm2018
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Re: Pro pilot

Wed May 16, 2018 5:51 am

powersurge wrote:I cannot imagine the reason to have the propilot, and using it.



I am using ProPilot for about 50% of my driving on Leaf and we have another vehicle with similar driver assistance that we have been using for almost 3 years. We love that technology and using it daily, but does not mean we trust it. I know exactly how it works and what are the limits. It just helps to be less stressful and less tired for long trips and especially in a slow traffic. I am not a new driver, I have been driving cars for almost 30 years.

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Re: Pro pilot

Sat May 19, 2018 10:02 pm

I finally took a drive in which I both used and enjoyed Pro Pilot and the auto-dimming high beams. I was driving down a two lane highway with moderate curves, talking to my GF over Bluetooth, and the car was both operating the headlights automatically and correctly, and keeping me on-course as my attention briefly wandered. I'd never take my eyes completely off the road for more than a second with this system, but it does reduce stress, as noted.
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kennethbokor
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Re: Pro pilot

Mon May 21, 2018 5:57 pm

With regards to PP and lane wandering, I've now used it several times in my first week of new Leaf ownership and have seen that it is very dependant on the line markings and the strength of those markings. If they are bit faded it tends to wander a bit back and forth more then if the lines are not faded and easier to see. Also various lighting conditions and road materials (asphalt versus concrete) have a play.

All it all, it works very well. Remember its based on a single camera for the lane keeping and the camera is only as good as your eyes as it sees what you see.
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LeftieBiker
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Re: Pro pilot

Mon May 21, 2018 9:45 pm

Yes, it does seem to vary with the quality of the painted lines. I do think it needs a warning, though, when it loses the ability to "see" well enough to steer the car.
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