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Contributor: PR Newswire Asia (China)
Tuesday, August 27 2019 - 23:30
AsiaNet
Nissan's ProPILOT golf ball turns every driver into a pro
YOKOHAMA, Japan, Aug. 27, 2019 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

Inspired by the new ProPILOT 2.0 driver assistance system, concept helps 
enthusiasts reach their goal every time
 
Nissan has taken the dreaded "putting nerves" out of golf. 

The concept is inspired by Nissan's ProPILOT 2.0 driver assistance technology, 
set to debut on the new Nissan Skyline next month in Japan. Designed for 
on-ramp to off-ramp (ramp-to-ramp) highway driving1, ProPILOT 2.0 engages with 
the vehicle's navigation system to help maneuver the car according to a 
predefined route on designated roadways. The system is the first in the world 
to combine this with hands-off driving capability while cruising in a single 
lane.2

Similar to the Skyline's ProPILOT 2.0 advanced technology, the ProPILOT golf 
ball supports golfers by following a predefined route to its goal. Players can 
feel confident that they will reach their target effortlessly on each putt. 
Using technology influenced by Nissan Intelligent Mobility ¨C the company's 
vision for how cars are powered, driven and integrated into society ¨C the ball 
navigates its way across the green and into the cup on the first putt, 
providing a stress-free golf experience.

An overhead camera detects the position of the ball and cup. When the ball is 
hit, a monitoring system calculates the correct route based on the ball's 
movement and adjusts its trajectory. Combining sensing technology with an 
internal electric motor, the ProPILOT golf ball stays on route until reaching 
the cup ¨C making even novice golfers, of all ages, feel like pros.

Nissan's ProPILOT golf ball is the latest in a series of concepts inspired by 
Nissan Intelligent Mobility technologies. Previous examples include the 
Intelligent Parking Chair, the ProPILOT Chair and the ProPILOT Park Ryokan 
(featuring self-parking slippers)

Visitors can try out the ProPILOT golf ball from Aug. 29 through Sept. 1 at the 
Nissan Global Headquarters Gallery in Yokohama. The demonstration is available 
from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Concept Video: https://youtu.be/ZWtoDRsWgkk 
Concept Video (Twitter): https://twitter.com/NissanJP/status/1164371764756901889

1 A national expressway as prescribed by the National Expressway Act. A limited 
highway as prescribed by the Road Act. 

2 The hands-off feature is not available on roads that have two-way traffic, in 
tunnels, on winding roads, in tollgate areas, merging lanes, or areas with a 
decreasing number of lanes, and in areas where manual control is required. When 
entering a road section where hands-off driving is not available, the system 
will alert the driver in advance so the driver can take manual control of 
steering.

About Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
Nissan is a global full-line vehicle manufacturer that sells more than 60 
models under the Nissan, INFINITI and Datsun brands. In fiscal year 2018, the 
company sold 5.52 million vehicles globally, generating revenue of 11.6 
trillion yen. Nissan's global headquarters in Yokohama, Japan, manages 
operations in six regions: Asia & Oceania; Africa, the Middle East & India; 
China; Europe; Latin America; and North America. Nissan has partnered with 
French manufacturer Renault since 1999 and acquired a 34% stake in Mitsubishi 
Motors in 2016. The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance sold 10.76 million 
vehicles combined in calendar year 2018.

For more information about our products, services and commitment to sustainable 
mobility, visit
nissan-global.com. You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and 
LinkedIn and see all our latest videos on YouTube.

Photo - https://photos.prnasia.com/prnh/20190827/2562542-1 

SOURCE  Nissan Motor Co.,Ltd

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