Nissan Dayz and ProPilot tech bag Japanese awards

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 13 Nov 2019

It’s a double win for Nissan at the Automotive Researchers' and Journalists' Conference of Japan (RJC). The all-new Nissan Dayz has been named Car of the Year for 2020.

According to the RJC awards committee, “The all-new Nissan Dayz has changed the typical perception of 'kei' cars. The newly developed platform, engine and Xtronic continuously variable transmission significantly enhance power, performance and fuel efficiency, and the car features a spacious cabin and luggage compartment. And even better, the model is the first 'kei' car to offer the ProPILOT system and the ‘SOS call’ advanced automatic accident reporting system.”

Additionally, the ProPilot 2.0, Nissan’s all-new advanced driver assistance system won the RJC’s Technology of the Year award. This system recently debuted on the Nissan Skyline.

The RJC committee added that “The new ProPilot 2.0 system enables hands-off driving while cruising in a given lane. When the vehicle approaches a road divide, or when passing a slower vehicle is possible, the system judges the appropriate timing of the pass, based on information from the navigation system and 360-degree sensing. The driver receives intuitive audio and visual guidance and is prompted to put both hands on the steering wheel and confirm the start of these operations with a switch.”

The new Nissan Dayz, the Japanese automaker’s first commuter car with ProPilot was showcased at the Tokyo Motor show this year.