Suga: Govt. Plans To Assist Man Sentenced In China

Suga: Govt. plans to assist man sentenced in China

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga says the government plans to offer assistance to a Japanese man who was sentenced to 15 years in prison in China for spying.

Suga addressed the issue at a news conference on Tuesday. The man in his 50s was detained in China after conducting surveys for hot spring development.

Nissan Brings Propilot Driver Assist To Japanese Market Skyline Sedan

Nissan brings ProPILOT driver assist to Japanese market Skyline sedan

Nissan is introducing some new, advanced driver assist systems for the Japanese market Skyline sedan this fall. Similarly to Tesla's Navigate on Autopilot, the updated ProPILOT system now combines navigation and automatic lane-changing. In addition, hands-off driving is enabled when certain guidelines are met and the driver is paying attention to the road ahead. Earlier ProPILOT iterations have required the driver to keep a hand on the wheel at all times.

This advanced cruise control/lane keeping assist now allows hands-off driving in a single highway lane, while constantly monitoring the driver's attentiveness, as the system will need the driver to take over in a sudden situation. With a pre-defined route activated on the navigation system and relying on a suite of cameras and radars, the ProPILOT equipped Skyline is able to change lanes and choose the correct ramp; at the highway exit ramp, the system prompts the driver to take full control of the car, both with audio and visual cues.

Nissan Rogue Sport Crossover Is Next To Get Propilot Assist

Nissan Rogue Sport crossover is next to get ProPilot Assist

Nissan is expanding its ProPilot Assist semi-autonomous system to two more crossovers in North America in late 2018. The Rogue Sport in the U.S. and the Qashqai in Canada will get the technology, which Nissan says is now in more than 120,000 vehicles globally.

For the U.S., the Rogue Sport is the fourth Nissan model to get the technology, joining its kin the top-selling Rogue, the all-electric Leaf and the 2019 Altima midsize sedan, which of course isn't yet on sale. It made its debut in 2016 on the Japanese-market Serena minivan and also is offered on the European Qashqai and Japan's X-Trail.

2019 Nissan Altima Will Have Propilot Assist Option

2019 Nissan Altima will have ProPilot Assist option

The 2019 Nissan Altima midsize family sedan will be revealed soon at the New York Auto Show. We've seen it in spy shots, and we've seen an early sketch, and now we know one of the features that will be available. The new Altima will have ProPilot Assist as an option.

In case you haven't heard of ProPilot Assist or just forgot about it, the feature is a semi-autonomous driving system that provides steering, acceleration and braking assistance on highways. It can bring the car to a complete stop and resume accelerating up to speed, it recognizes other cars and adjusts speed, and it keeps the car in its lane. It does require the driver to continue paying attention and to keep hands on the steering wheel. Also, while it can handle some corners on highways, there are limits to how tight a corner it can manage.

We Take A Road Trip With Nissan Propilot Assist

We take a road trip with Nissan ProPilot Assist

We've had a bit of experience with the Nissan ProPilot Assist system here at Autoblog. I was the first to try it out with a Rogue prototype during a press test drive, and we later got one to test for the 2018 Tech of the Year award. In each instance it managed to impress us with its ease of use and general effectiveness. It did so enough to merit a spot as a Tech of the Year finalist.

However, every experience we had with the technology was fairly brief, with only short highway jaunts to demonstrate how it works. Long highway jaunts is really what ProPilot is meant for, so to find out just how helpful it is, I drove a 2018 Rogue equipped with its new ProPilot Assist option to the Chicago Auto Show.

Subaru Viziv Performance Concept | Next Wrx ... with Driver Assist?

Subaru Viziv Performance Concept | Next WRX ... with driver assist?

VIZIV is a portmanteau, an invented moniker that Subaru has affixed to a series of concept cars it has shown over the past few years. The name is intended to combine the notions of vision and innovation inherent in these fantastical vehicles, which, like all concepts, presage a future that never comes. How else to describe a five-passenger, scissor-doored, diesel, hybrid, electric, all-wheel-drive, shooting brake?

These reveries and chimeras have, in successive iterations, become a bit more ... realistic, or at least closer to the realm of possible. Witness the Viziv-7 shown last year at the L.A. Auto Show, quite clearly a near-production-ready preview of the brand's forthcoming three-row, seven-passenger crossover — and a long-expected replacement for the ghastly, Hercule Poirot-faced Tribeca from some years back. So what are we to make of the latest Viziv, the Viziv Performance Concept, just unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show?

Nissan Announces U.s. Pricing For 2018 Rogue

Nissan announces U.S. pricing for 2018 Rogue – first U.S. vehicle to offer advanced ProPILOT Assist technologyNASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan today announced U.S. pricing for the 2018 Rogue crossover, which goes on sale October 24 at Nissan dealers nationwide. Pricing starts at $24,6802 for the Rogue S front-wheel-drive model. Already the number one selling Nissan model throughout the 2017 model year, Rogue receives a number of significant enhancements for 2018 – led by the addition of available ProPILOT™ Assist technology, which provides assisted steering, braking and accelerating during single-lane highway driving.

Nissan Propilot Assist Technology Makes U.s. Debut On 2018 Rogue

Nissan ProPILOT™ Assist technology makes U.S. debut on 2018 Rogue – reduces the hassle of stop-and-go highway drivingNASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan's ProPILOT™ Assist technology, continuing to pave the way for future fully autonomous vehicles, will be available on the company's bestseller, the Rogue compact SUV. ProPILOT Assist reduces the hassle of stop-and-go driving by helping control acceleration, braking and steering during single-lane highway driving.

Honda Bringing Riding Assist-e Concept Motorcycle To Tokyo Motor Show

Honda bringing Riding Assist-e concept motorcycle to Tokyo Motor Show

Honda brought balance to this year's Consumer Electronics Show with the Riding Assist self-leveling motorcycle. Honda engineers reworked the front end of the pliant, compact frame of an NC 700, installing an evolution of the self-balancing system used on the Honda UNI-CUB to create a bike that remains upright without assistance from the rider. The Riding Assist didn't use gyroscopes; a new brain managed a steer-by-wire system and a few electric motors that turned the front wheel, changed the front-end geometry, and enabled an autonomous mode. For this month's Tokyo Motor Show, Honda's bringing the next step in the tech: an electric version called the Riding Assist-e.

At the moment, we don't have any specs on the electric powertrain, but we do know that it's wholly separate from the robotic, self-leveling system. The under-seat electric motor likely sits above the battery, is cooled by a rear-mounted radiator, and is charged via a port on the left side of the bike. A driveshaft in the single-sided swingarm turns the rear wheel.

Nissan Ready To Launch Semi-autonomous Propilot Assist Tech In The Us

Nissan Ready To Launch Semi-Autonomous ProPilot Assist Tech In The US

Nissan has already started demonstrating its semi-autonomous ProPilot Assist technology to the press, with the system expected to be launched in the US later this year.

The company points out that the ProPilot Assist system is tuned specifically for U.S. roads and drivers, after more than 50,000 miles of development across the country.

Panasonic Development Of Activelink's Power Assist Suit

Panasonic Development of Activelink's Power Assist SuitFebruary 2016. An apparatus arrived at a logistic center in Saitama Prefecture. In Japan, an aging society that faces labor shortages, a demonstration experiment for the "Power Assist Suit" was about to begin. This Power Assist Suit was developed by Panasonic's venture arm, Activelink Co., Ltd., established in 2003. This video introduces Activelink's partnership with a furniture manufacturer as well as how closely Activelink works with its customers to reflect their needs, and its challenge to create new value.