The Nissan self driving car is a modified Nissan Leaf, and this is the first time that the vehicle has been tested on the public roads in Japan in full automatic mode.
The Nissan self driving car has a couple of important passengers, the Kanagawa prefecture governor Yuji Kuroiwa and the Nissan vice chairman, Toshiyuki Shiga, have a look at the video below.
“Nissan seeks a safer, more comfortable and environmentally-friendly mobile future,” Shiga said in a release, adding, “Through these tests on an expressway, we hope to further advance our technological development, with the goal of soon implementing Autonomous Drive vehicles. When starting a new project, serious effort is required to gain an understanding of all the variables involved.”
Nissan has plans to launch its self driving car in 2020, and other car makers have similar time frames to launch their own self driving vehicles.
It will be interesting to see whether people are actually interested in using a self driving car, I would be all for a car with all of the safety features of the vehicles o reduce accidents, but I think i would prefer to drive myself.
Source Digital Trends