Fully autonomous cars are a work-in-process. Google has an autonomous car out and about, being tested on the same roads you and I drive daily. Plenty of other automakers have jumped on the bandwagon, testing their own systems and developing new technologies. Before we can run though, we must crawl, as such, Nissan is proud to introduce two self-driving technologies that will change the way we drive.
Nissan has announced that fully automated parking systems will be available by the end of 2016. Yep, that’s right. That means you can say goodbye to the days of parallel parking and adjusting the position of your car several times before getting it just right.
In addition, Nissan has announces the “traffic-jam pilot”, which will drive your car for you in congested traffic scenarios. By 2018, we can also expect to see a “multiple lane controls” system, which will allow cars to autonomously navigate road hazards and change lanes.
“Before the end of the decade, we will introduce intersection autonomy, enabling vehicles to negotiate city crossroads without driver intervention,” said Carlos Ghosn, president and CEO of Nissan Motor Co., according to an edmunds.com article.
We don’t yet know which vehicles will feature these driving technologies first, but by 2020 we can expect Nissan’s autonomous drive systems commercially available.
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