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Nissan self-driving cars being tested in Europe

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Eric Tipan / Nissan | March 01, 2017 09:05

On-road, real-life demos in London

After successful public road testing in Japan and the United States, Nissan is crossing the pond to conquer and awe new territories.

East London is the first location in Europe where automaker has started demonstrating the latest in the Nissan Intelligent Mobility program that aims to achieve a zero-emissions and zero-fatalities automotive future.

Self-driving prototypes equipped with millimeter wave radar, laser scanners, cameras, high-speed computer chips, and a specialized HMI (Human Machine Interface) - just to name a few - were put on the streets of East London to see how it copes with demanding road scenarios and real-life situations.

Participants in the passenger and rear seats were given the opportunity to experience the technology and see how these autonomous vehicles would behave on highways, city and urban roads once it receives its destination is keyed into the navigation system.

Nissan is currently fine-tuning on a multi-lane autonomous driving technology will enable automatic lane changes on highways and plans to introduce it in 2018 ahead of the planned launch of autonomous vehicles in 2020.

"Innovation and ingenuity is at the heart of the Nissan brand and its peopleThis test of Nissan's forthcoming autonomous drive technology in the demanding. conditions of London streets underlines our commitment to delivering Nissan Intelligent Mobility to our customers," said Takao Asami, senior vice president, Research and Advanced Engineering at Nissan.

The Nissan Serena is the first model to come with ProPILOT autonomous drive technology enabled for single lane autonomous driving. Meanwhile, the upcoming Qashqai and the new Nissan LEAF will also come with ProPILOT autonomous drive technology.