A Closer Look at Nissan’s ProPILOT Assist Technology in San Diego streets.

San Diego, often dubbed as "America's Finest City", boasts a blend of scenic coastlines and urban sophistication. As you drive along Sunset Cliffs Boulevard, the magnificent vista of the Pacific Ocean, shimmering under the Californian sun, captivates your senses. Yet, while this route offers breathtaking views, it's not without its traffic challenges, especially during the golden hours of sunset.

Then there's the vibrant Gaslamp Quarter - a nexus of historic architecture, lively bars, and the myriad of entertainment options. Driving here requires sharp reflexes to manage unexpected turns, bustling crowds, and the city's lively pulse.

5 Fun Facts about San Diego:

  1. Panda Capital: San Diego Zoo was one of the few zoos outside of China where you could see a giant panda in real life. The zoo played a significant role in panda conservation efforts.
  2. Weather Perfection: San Diego boasts over 260 days of sunshine each year, making it one of the sunniest cities in the U.S.
  3. California's Birthplace: San Diego is considered the birthplace of California. The first European exploration of the West Coast was by Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, a Portuguese explorer, who landed in San Diego in 1542.
  4. Comic Central: San Diego is home to the largest comic convention in the world, Comic-Con International, attracting fans, artists, and celebrities globally.
  5. Surf's Up: In 1916, Duke Kahanamoku, the famed Hawaiian swimmer and surfer, introduced surfing to Californians in San Diego.

But imagine if you had a co-pilot, a silent guardian that could make every drive, be it along the tranquil coast or the lively city streets, not just enjoyable but also safer? This isn't a thing of the future but a reality today, thanks to Nissan’s ProPILOT Assist Technology. A fusion of advanced sensors and intelligent algorithms, it ensures your vehicle responds in real-time to the dynamic environment of San Diego's streets.

At Mossy Nissan, we're not just offering cars; we're introducing San Diegans to a smarter era of driving. Dive deeper with us into this innovative feature, and discover how technology is reshaping our driving experiences in the city.

Interesting Facts about Nissan:

  • Origin Story: Nissan's original name was "Datson", meaning "son of DAT." It was changed to "Datsun" and then finally to Nissan.
  • Electric Pioneer: Nissan Leaf, introduced in 2010, was one of the world's first mass-produced electric cars, making significant strides in the EV market.
  • Racing Pedigree: Nissan has a rich history in motorsports and has participated in various races worldwide, including the iconic Le Mans 24 hours.

The Genesis of ProPILOT Assist

Nissan's relentless commitment to innovation led to the development of the ProPILOT Assist in the last decade. Originally designed for Japan's congested roadways, it soon found its way into the international market, revolutionizing driver assistance across the board. If you've ever felt the slight anxiety of navigating through the crowded intersections around Balboa Park during summer, this technology is for you.

How ProPILOT Works and Benefits the Driver

ProPILOT Assist is essentially a hands-on driver assist system. It doesn’t just control acceleration and braking but helps maintain a set distance from the car ahead. It can bring your car to a complete halt if traffic stops and resumes acceleration when traffic moves, making it perfect for those tricky stops and starts on the I-5 during rush hour.

Picture this: you're driving on Harbor Drive, with the San Diego Bay to your side, when the traffic suddenly slows down due to an event at the Convention Center. Instead of frequently adjusting your speed or changing lanes, the ProPILOT Assist takes over, ensuring you have a seamless driving experience. It’s akin to having an extra pair of eyes on the road.

One of the fun-facts? In tests, drivers with ProPILOT Assist technology had a 60% reduction in accidents due to its forward-collision warning system.

Nissan Vehicles Featuring ProPILOT Assist

For San Diego residents eyeing their next car purchase, it’s heartening to know that the ProPILOT Assist isn’t limited to just the high-end models. In fact, many vehicles in Mossy Nissan's new inventory come equipped with this stellar technology. From sedans like the Nissan Altima to SUVs such as the Nissan Rogue, there's a wide range of options to choose from. For those more environmentally inclined, navigating the city in an electric vehicle with this technology is a breeze, and the EV's center is a great place to start your search.





Benefits of ProPILOT Assist TechnologySome of the vehicles with ProPILOT Assist
Assists with single-lane highway drivingNissan Altima
Automatic acceleration, braking, and steeringNissan Rogue
Helps maintain a set speed and distance from the vehicle aheadNissan LEAF
Assists in stop-and-go trafficNissan Murano
Enhances driving confidence and reduces driver fatigueNissan Serena



Considering a pre-owned vehicle? No worries! ProPILOT Assist technology has been around for a while, so many cars in the pre-owned inventory also feature this handy tool.

FAQs and Interesting Tidbits:

  • Q: Can ProPILOT Assist park my car?
    • A: While ProPILOT Assist is designed to help with single-lane highway driving, the upcoming ProPILOT 2.0 will have added functionalities, including hands-free driving in certain scenarios and assisted auto-parking.
  • Did you know? In early trials, ProPILOT was tested on simulated San Diego-like terrains to ensure its adaptability!
  • Q: Where can I get financing for a Nissan with ProPILOT?

    Q: Is ProPILOT Assist an autonomous driving system?

    • A: No, ProPILOT Assist is a driver-assist system. It helps drivers with tasks like adaptive cruise control and lane centering but requires the driver's attention at all times.

    Q: Can ProPILOT Assist work in city traffic?

    • A: Yes, ProPILOT Assist can adjust speed based on the traffic flow, even coming to a complete stop and resuming automatically in stop-and-go traffic.

    Q: Does ProPILOT Assist require any special maintenance?

    • A: It's recommended to keep the vehicle's sensors and cameras clean for optimal performance, but no special maintenance is typically required. Always refer to your vehicle's manual for any specific care instructions.

And if you’re looking to make the switch soon, don’t forget to check out the special offers available, making your next Nissan purchase even more enticing.

The next time you're enjoying a sunset drive down La Jolla Cove or planning a weekend trip to Coronado Beach, remember that with Nissan's ProPILOT Assist, you're not just driving; you're experiencing the future of mobility. Join us at Mossy Nissan in San Diego and take it for a spin to feel the magic yourself.


Discover Nissan’s ProPILOT Assist: The Future of Driving in San Diego

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