Numerous vehicles on the road already incorporate some level of autonomy. Nissan’s current Safety Shield tech suite incorporates systems such as adaptive cruise control – which can slow down or speed up a vehicle automatically by using sensors to determine to the location of other vehicles around it – and a 360-degree camera-view function. Many luxury sedans, including the Infiniti Q50, Mercedes-Benz S-Classand Lincoln MKZ, apply corrective steering if they sense they are wandering out of their lane.
“The autonomous vehicle is coming. People have different predictions on whether it will be five years or 10 years. I think it is going to be sooner than we think. We will start with having autonomous cars driving on the highways but soon we will have autonomous trucks and transportation systems. Once we start in that direction of having autonomous vehicles be part of our highway complex, cities and people will change. People will demand it more and more,” said Dr Maarten Sierhuis.
Nissan opened its Silicon Valley research centre in February, and collaborates with teams at its corporate base as well as research universities in Japan to develop the autonomous driving initiative. The company is building a dedicated proving ground in Japan, which is expected to be finished in 2014.
The car’s driving range will be indirectly enhanced as well, because most Bay Area Nissan dealerships will soon install Quick Chargers, Mr. Gallagher said. The Quick Charger, capable of providing 50 to 60 miles of added range in about 25 minutes, will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week,at no cost to Leaf owners.
This Nissan Leaf might still acquire more advancement until it can fully drive itself in real traffic, but this unreal mind can already perform something for the user to make them think that its even better than autonomous driving as You can leave the car at the entrance of a parking lot and it will go in, find a spot, and park itself. And when you come back later, you just tap some buttons on your smartphone and the car will come find you. Click the link below to get your imagination shocked by its video:
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