Watch Nissan Leaf Autonomous Drive in action

Last month Nissan Leaf with Autonomous Drive was approved for road testing in Japan and here we have the first video footage showing the all electric Leaf demonstrating the Autonomous Drive technology.

Five cameras and five laser scanners are the all-seeing eyes of the vehicle, identifying signs and markers on the road, what to avoid, and in what direction to advance.

Toru Futami, Expert Leader for Nissan’s IT & ITS Development department, said this technology is much more complex than the driverless, automated valet park function that Nissan exhibited at CEATEC last year.

“There are not only other cars on the road, but also people and bicycles,” said Futami. “Children might run after a ball rolling into the street. In these kinds of complex scenarios, there are many things that you need to be aware of. You also need to anticipate how the cars and people around you will move. Only when you can effectively do both, can you be sure you’re driving safely.”

Nissan plans to have autonomous cars in production by 2020 so there will be lot of testing ahead.


RELATED POSTS

2015 Audi A7 Sportback facelift spied cold weather testing
Volkswagen GRC Beetle with 560+ horsepower and all-wheel drive is ready for rallycross action
This is how the new BMW X4 looks like with the M Sport Package and quad exhaust tips
Lamborghini Huracan LP 620-2 Super Trofeo race car revealed
McLaren Sports Series teased, debuts in the second quarter of 2015
Honda opens pre-order books for the new Civic Type R
Koenigsegg announces Agera RS and a new Regera "Megacar" for Geneva Motor Show
Toyota introduces new TNGA global vehicle platform
10 health & safety tips for anyone working with cars
Mercedes-Benz Concept X-Class - the first true premium pickup
New McLaren 570S with 'Track Pack" revealed
New Mercedes-AMG E 63 S 4MATIC+ Estate packs 612 hp
Tags: , , ,
linode.com