Great looking Headlamps of the 2018 #Nissan #LEAF

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  1. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    [​IMG] It appears that the upcoming 2018 LEAF BEV will break away from the diminutive and non-distinct Versa Note.

    Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – May 18, 2017

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    Earlier today Nissan released a single teaser image of the all-new upcoming 2018 LEAF. While specs and full details are still a ways out, just this one carefully taken and framed shot gives us hope Nissan is going to catch up and surpass some of the recently revealed or offered BEVs that are slowly placing the LEAF in the rear view.

    This "teaser" image, released via social media and Nissan News, is the first in a series of photos and informational briefs scheduled this summer in preparation for the global reveal of the new Nissan LEAF later this year.

    Nissan's LEAF BEV will probably be launched at a $35k price point with a range in excess of 150 miles - more likely 225 miles AER with the expected 60 kWh pack - and a second larger traction battery offering by the refresh date in 2020 with an AER in excess of 300+ miles.

    The next question being will it still incorporate Level3 DC CHAdeMO or the new and more broadly supported by OEMs SAE J1772 Combined Charging System (CCS) standard? Adding another two pins, the LEAF CHAdeMO can then also access a CCS charge point.

    Today, the Nissan LEAF is the world's best-selling electric vehicle with more than 260,000 on the road globally.

    Will the upcoming LEAF look like the hot IDS Concept Nissan has shown us at numerous Auto Shows over the past two years?

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    The all-new 2018 LEAF could add affordable panache to an electrified world of bland.

    #ElectrifyTheWorld #Nissan #LEAF
     
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  2. NeilBlanchard

    NeilBlanchard Well-Known Member

    Nissan is continuing to be low key and modest. They are the opposite of hyperbolic; which is both good and not so good. The significance of this image is - the Leaf is losing the current "bug eyed" headlights; removing the single most polarizing element.

    I am looking forward to seeing the whole car, and learning about the specs.
     
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  3. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Neil:

    Me as well. The further they can move away from the Versa Note, the better. If the Versa Note arrives with a similar look, the same problem of a low rent $14k B-segment up against a low rent $35k B-segment arises.

    Wayne
     
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  4. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Nissan and the LEAF's all-new "ProPILOT"

    The widely anticipated all-new 2018 Nissan LEAF will feature state-of-the-art ProPILOT Assist technology, Nissan's driver-assistance technology that reduces your interaction necessary while in a stop-and-crawl on the Interstate.


    ProPILOT Assist supports drivers by helping control acceleration, braking and steering during single-lane driving on the highway.

    Nissan's ProPILOT technology will offer increasing levels of autonomy as the years go by with the system eventually able to navigate city intersections. Set to help make driving more secure and more enjoyable, ProPILOT Assist is part of Nissan Intelligent Mobility, the company's blueprint for transforming how cars are driven, powered and integrated into society.
     
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  5. NeilBlanchard

    NeilBlanchard Well-Known Member

    I hope that Nissan let's us know about the battery pack and range, etc on the new Leaf, sooner rather than later.
     
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  6. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Neil:

    Soon, very soon. :)

    Wayne
     
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  7. NeilBlanchard

    NeilBlanchard Well-Known Member

    The Nissan Leaf Twitter page has a couple of new teaser images:

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  8. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Neil:

    Love that! :)

    Wayne
     
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  9. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    A bit more on ProPilot. Appears to be RCC and a tight LKA but who are we to say until we drive one with it?

    Earlier this week, Nissan put Detroit area media behind the wheel of a Rogue so equipped to experience its ProPILOT Assist technology first hand.

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    Like all RCC and LKA systems, ProPILOT Assist reduces the hassle of stop-and-go driving by helping control acceleration, braking and steering during single-lane highway driving.

    The ProPILOT Assist system was tuned specifically for U.S. roads and drivers with more than 50,000 miles of development across the United States. That does not seem like a lot of miles for a system this complex?

    ProPILOT Assist combines Steering Assist and Intelligent Cruise Control for use in both heavy and flowing traffic situations. It is a "hands-on" driver assist system rather than a "self-driving" feature.

    Nissan plans to extend this technology to models in Europe, Japan, China, and the U.S. with 10 models to be launched by 2020 through the Renault-Nissan Alliance.

    ProPILOT Assist was designed to be more intuitive and user-friendly compared to other driver-assist technologies. It can potentially help lessen driver fatigue and create a more confident driving experience – especially for drivers who experience heavy highway commute traffic on a daily basis.

    ProPILOT Assist uses a forward-facing camera, forward-facing radar, sensors and electronic control module to help the car stay centered and to maintain vehicle speed (set by the driver) or help maintain a time gap – not distance until below a slower speed – to the preceding vehicle if the vehicle speed drops below the driver-set speed. It also can slow the vehicle to a complete stop and holds the vehicle during traffic jam conditions.

    While providing steering assist, reducing the need for constant small steering adjustments, the driver's hands must be on the steering wheel at all times. Hands-on detection is provided by the system's steering torque sensor. If the driver only grips the steering system with a light touch, the warning system may activate, alerting the driver to apply more pressure or a tighter grip on the steering wheel.

    Steering assist is cancelled in inclement weather if the windshield wipers are in the low or high position (if lane lines can be detected, the system can remain active when the wipers are in the intermittent mode or if the mist function is activated).

    The driver's input always takes priority, overriding the system when the steering wheel is turned or the turn signal is operated (steering assistance goes into a temporary standby mode). The system also goes into temporary standby mode when the accelerator pedal is pressed. And, the system's Intelligent Cruise Control and lane keep assistance are both cancelled when the brakes are applied.

    ProPILOT Assist can track curving lanes, helping the driver stay centered as well as adjusting for various traffic flow conditions but does require the driver to remain engaged.

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    To activate the system, the driver pushes the blue ProPILOT Assist ON button, which is integrated into the right-side steering wheel spoke. Step two is to set the Intelligent Cruise Control when the desired speed is reached.

    When lane markers are consistently detected, steering assist engages and the steering wheel/lane marker icons on the instrument panel turn green. Both right and left-hand markers need to be detected by the front camera. Steering assist will engage or disengage depending on the visibility or presence of lane markers, though the Intelligent Cruise Control will remain active.

    If the vehicle comes to a complete stop in a traffic jam situation for more than three seconds, the driver just presses the resume button or taps the accelerator pedal to begin moving again.

    Again, I have not driven it but it sure seems like RCC and a good LKA system as we have experienced in just about every car we have driven this year. Maybe its LKA system is a bit better? We will have to see.

    Wayne
     
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