The new Nissan Serena features the company’s ProPILOT autonomous driving technology, which is a little limited in terms of capabilities for now. However, the Japanese carmaker has revealed that in the future, the system will be able to do so much more.

Currently, ProPILOT is able to drive on roads with a single lane in each direction, but by 2018, Nissan plans to improve the system so that it can take over on multiple-lane roads. Beyond that, by 2020, the system will be advanced enough to handle city intersections without any human intervention.

On the new Serena, the system is engaged via steering-mounted controls, and works at speeds between 30 km/h and 100 km/h. The system is capable of maintaining that speed or apply the brakes on its own to keep a safe distance behind other cars. Additionally, the system can hold the car in traffic and has a lane keep feature as well.

Nissan ProPILOT 3

Unlike Tesla’s Autopilot system, drivers will still be required to keep their hands on the wheel and be prepared to take over if required should there be any technical problems with the ProPILOT feature.

The Nissan Serena is the only MPV to feature the system for now, but Nissan plans to introduce ProPILOT on the European-market Qashqai by 2017 and will eventually offer it on cars in the US and Chinese markets as well.