While you won’t find the Nissan Serena minivan rolling around North American streets just yet, it is making remarkable first impressions in Japan. The well-priced minivan comes stocked with more advanced autonomous technologies than many high-end sedans.
Nissan took a risk when by introducing its Level-2 autonomous driving technology in the mass-market minivan as opposed to a high-end INFINITI model. The risk paid off with the Serena’s sales jumping by more than 60 percent between August 2016 and May 2017.
The Nissan Serena boasts technology similar to that found in the Tesla Model S. This autonomous technology controls the vehicle’s steering and speed without the need for driver intervention. Labeled the ProPilot driver-assist system, this technology makes driving an entirely new experience. The X-Trail SUV is currently available with the system as well.
Around 60 percent of drivers who bought the Serena added the ProPilot driver-assist system. 80 percent of those who have ordered the X-Trail did so with the ProPilot driver-assist system.
“The early success of ProPilot has given us a head start,” said Daniele Schillaci, Nissan Executive Vice President. “It’s also a building block for future autonomous drive technologies.”
At Tom Naquin, we are proud to be part of the Nissan family and can’t wait to see the advancements Nissan continues to make.
Getting the most out of summer shouldn’t be a stressful process. In fact, it should be one of the easiest things you do in your life. Here at Tom Naquin, we have a few suggested fun summer activities to help you make the most of the season!
Visit a Park
Paying a visit to a local park on a sunny summer day is a great way to enjoy the season, get in touch with nature, or just get some fresh air. Parks are full of life, from trees and plants to other people and animals. Plan to meet up with friends, take your family dog for a walk, or fly solo. Many parks even offer trails. Take advantage of everything your local park has to offer and get some exercise and fresh air!
Hold a Barbecue
Setting up the grill and cooking some meat to perfection is a great way to spend a summer evening. Invite friends and family over for a well-cooked meal and plenty of laughs. It wouldn’t hurt to invite the entire neighborhood for those who are feeling really social. Just make sure there’s enough delicious food for everyone!
Drink Iced Tea
Is there anything that says “summer” more than sitting on the porch with a glass of iced tea? You can even make your own with some tea packets, water, and sunlight.
No matter what you decide to do, summer makes it easy to have a good time. So soak up the sun, enjoy the fresh air, and seize the day!