Infiniti’s ‘Auto Pilot’ Driving Straight Into the Future

Nissan Motor Cos Infiniti Q50 offers a suite of technology that allows a driver to take hands off the wheel and feet off the pedals when traveling more than 45 miles an hour. Other car companies have similar technology, but if the driver releases the wheel entirely in competitors’ vehicles, the car will start bleating until the driver takes control again. Infiniti is careful to not advertise the feature as autopilot. And company officials get nervous when you call their $3,200 technology package a “driverless car” feature—because the system definitely requires a driver.
Even so, the feature is a glimpse into the auto industry’s future.