Nissan has made a big stride on becoming big players in making self-driving cars by launching a prototype of its own self-driving car in Japan this week.
The new car is based on Nissan Leaf and is part of its project called “Nissan Intelligent Driving which improves a driver’s ability to see, think and react. It compensates for human error, which causes more than 90 percent of all car accidents.” the company said.
Nissan plans to have Stage 1.0 or Piloted Drive 1.0 ready by the fall of 2016. According to Nissan, it’s self driving cars could be ready by 2020, and that it is not only going to test its self-driving cars in Japan but in other countries also.
The senior vice president of Nissan, Takao Asami, said “We at Nissan are setting clear goals and preparing for the implementation of piloted drive. The prototype that we’re introducing here today is proof of how close we are towards the realization of this goal. Nissan aspires for a safe and trouble-free motoring future, and we plan on leading the industry in the implementation of piloted drive.”
A report about Nissan Intelligent Driving said “But Piloted Drive is in itself simply one large element of a much bigger autonomous driving system called Nissan Intelligent Drive that will work in concert with the driver to take the strain, cut accidents and even drive in the same way as the owner.”