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INDYLIFE NISSAN TO TRIAL AUTONOMOUS CARS IN LONDON NEXT MONTH

While debates about the benefits and pitfalls of self-driving technology continue, Nissan is preparing for the first on-road autonomous vehicle (AV) trials conducted in Europe.

Safety and technology experts, as well as government officials, will be among the selection of passengers that are going to experience Nissan’s technology, in the company of technicians from Nissan’s UK office. 

Paul Willcox, Chairman of Nissan Europe, said: “In just a few weeks’ time, there will be Nissan LEAFs driving on the streets of London using our autonomous driving technology. Nissan Intelligent Mobility is happening right now, right here in the UK and across Europe.”

In practice, this means Nissan’s new LEAF and Qashqai models are going to come equipped with systems that will enable single lane autonomous driving on motorways. Much of this new capability is being developed from Nissan’s European R&D hub, based in Cranfield, Bedfordshire, which also works on advanced fuel technologies. Read more…

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