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Nissan demonstrates new collision avoidance technology

Nissan is developing a new type of collision avoidance technology that is expected to be available on all its cars by the end of the decade.

Using information from high-performance LIDAR, radar and cameras, the “ground truth perception” technology can instantly analyse the current situation, judge and automatically perform required collision-avoidance operations.

The technology can also detect slowed traffic and road obstacles in the distance and execute lane changes accordingly.

Nissan said the system provides increased support to drivers in areas where detailed map information is not available.

Takao Asami, senior vice president, leading global research and development at Nissan, said: "Nissan has been the first to market a number of advanced driver assistance technologies. When we look at the future of autonomous driving, we believe that it is of utmost importance for owners to feel highly confident in the safety of their vehicle. We are confident that our in-development ground truth perception technology will make a significant contribution to owner confidence, reduced traffic accidents and autonomous driving in the future.”

Under its long-term vision, Nissan Ambition 2030, Nissan is working to develop vehicle control technology aimed to significantly reduce accidents by utilizing next-generation LIDAR technology. Nissan believes that in the upcoming era of autonomous driving, driver-assistance technology that can avoid highly complex accidents will be essential. Nissan aims to complete the development of its ground truth perception technology by the mid-2020s. It will first be available on select new models, and on virtually every new model by fiscal year 2030.


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