We may not be flying like the Jetsons’ in their futuristic space car, but the car of the future is certainly here in the form of Nissan’s autonomous LEAF.
At the Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies show (CEATEC), Nissan became “one of the very first public demonstrations of autonomous drive technology in Japan” according to a correspondent for Nissan Global Media Center.
Nissan showed off the capabilities of the autonomous LEAF, offering test drives to experience the car in action. Even Toyota’s CEO, Akio Toyodo, took a peek at the technologies it boasted.
Nissan’s Autonomous LEAF is equipped with five cameras and a sensory system that gather and process data from the world surrounding the car. With its zero emissions and the ability to carefully maneuver obstructions and other vehicles in its path, this revolutionary LEAF provides the best in safety and environmental responsibility.
After test driving the autonomous LEAF himself, Nissan’s CEO, Charles Ghosn, is “very encouraged” by the amount of technology the car encompasses compared to just two years prior.
Ghosn said in an interview, “The public senses that this is something of the future, something that they need and they will use. So now the pressure is on us, because we have launched this wave of attention on the technology. . . to make sure that we are going to be bringing the first cars on the market.”
The market introduction of Nissan’s autonomous car is, likely, not too far away. It’s hard to believe the future is here.