Nissan Planning to Offer Self-Driving Cars by 2020

Autonomous Drive Vehicles by Nissan | Official YouTube Video

Autonomous Drive Vehicles by Nissan | Official YouTube Video

Nissan made an announcement last Tuesday that they are planning to offer self-driving cars by 2020. As stated by CEO Carlos Ghosn:

In 2007 I pledged that—by 2010—Nissan would mass market a zero-emission vehicle. Today, the Nissan LEAF is the best-selling electric vehicle in history. Now, I am committing to be ready to introduce a new ground-breaking technology, Autonomous Drive, by 2020, and we are on track to realize it.

In relation to this, the car manufacturer announced that they are already building an autonomous-drive proving ground in Japan.

Also known as autonomous drive vehicles, this model uses cameras and sensors to detect roadway lanes and objects in their surrounding. This would guide the car without the need for human intervention. The company is also planning to demonstrate the autonomous drive technology later this year using an all-electric LEAF.

Moreover, Nissan’s autonomous driving technology is an extension of their Safety Shield. This feature monitors a 360-degree view around the vehicle for risks. It can offer warnings to the driver and take necessary action.


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