driving autonomous could be closer than we think. In Nissan have scored a goal: to put on the road a autonomous vehicle for the year 2020. To achieve this goal are doing tests and have submitted the Nissan Leaf Piloted Drive 1.0 Concept, a prototype based on the first generation of the popular electric.
of course the changes are numerous and this Leaf is loaded with cameras and sensors that allow you to circulate without the need of a driver. Has recently begun to be tested at the Centre of Advanced Technology that the brand has in Tokyo, where he has shown that it is able to change lanes, overtake other vehicles and to enter or leave a pathway alone.
Nissan aims to have this technology Piloted Drive 1.0 list in Japan to 2016. In this way the Leaf will allow for a driving autonomously in situations of intense traffic. The technological advances are the key to this project. Most of 20 dozens of sensors of all sorts give the car a 360-degree view of the environment. In addition it has five radar sensors, 12 cameras, four laser scanners and a series of ultrasonic sensors.
Thanks to all of this at Nissan say that on-board “vehicle its occupants feel as if they were in the hands of a skilled driver”. The Nissan Leaf Piloted Drive 1.0 Concept will also be in the Living in Tokyo along with other novelties of the mark, so will have to wait to this date to get to know more details of this deposit to the autonomous vehicles.
Source – Automotive News
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