84 years since the inception of the Nissan name and 150 million vehicles later, one of the largest automotive brands in the world is set to make available its fully autonomous ProPILOT technology for real-world use.
Seems like Nissan is really eager to lead the autonomous vehicle charge as previous reports indicated that it will only be as soon as 2022, as part of the new Alliance consisting of Mitsubishi and Renault.
The ProPILOT technology will enable vehicles to operate autonomously on urban roads and freeways, from the moment the driver selects the destination to the arrival of it. Using a combination of 12 cameras, 9 radar sensors and 6 laser scanners and 12 sonar sensors, it is able to provide the car with 360-degree sensing capabilities – aided by artificial intelligence to analyse more complicated scenarios in real time.
Nissan recently tested their fully autonomous driving technology on public roads during the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show in a modified Infiniti Q50 Hybrid. The ProPILOT was also demonstrated in the 2018 Nissan Leaf which can be viewed here.