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Nissan announces their plans on autonomous driving tech

Nissan announces their plans on autonomous driving tech
Santosh Nair Santosh Nair Friday 06 January 2017, 11:33 AM

Nissan has revealed their plans on autonomous driving tech and zero-emissions capability at the 2017 CES in Las Vegas.  

Carlos Ghosn, CEO of Nissan, has announced that they are working towards making autonomous driving cars a reality. To make this possible, "Seamless Autonomous Mobility" or SAM, is currently being developed from NASA technology. SAM gets the in-vehicle artificial intelligence (AI) to work with human support which in-turn allows autonomous vehicles make decisions in unpredictable situations. Nissan has also tied up with Japanese internet company ‘DeNA’, and testing for autonomous commercial vehicles should begin in 2017 in designated zones in Japan.

"At Nissan, from the beginning, we work to bring the right technologies for the full spectrum of our vehicles and the most amount of people," said Ghosn in his keynote. "This takes more than innovation. It takes ingenuity. And it's exactly what we deliver through Nissan Intelligent Mobility."

Nissan also unveiled their plans to launch a new LEAF in the near future which is expected to be equipped with ProPILOT technology, and will be good for autonomous driving on single lane highways. Carlos Ghosn also added that the brand’s alliance with Microsoft will continue, and the next generation of connected car technologies, like Microsoft's personal assistant technology ‘Cortana’ (Microsoft’s version of Google Now and Siri) is being advanced to make driving a lot easier.

 

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