12/6/2017

Nissan Targets Fully Automated Cars by 2022

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Nissan Motor Co. confirms it expects to begin selling fully automated cars in 2022.

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Nissan Motor Co. confirms it expects to begin selling fully automated cars in 2022.

Like other carmakers, the company has adopted a step-by-step approach. Nissan’s ProPilot system began earlier this year with the ability to travel automatically within its own lane at speeds as great as 100 kph (62 mph).

The so-called automatic lanekeeping capability is available now in Japanese versions of the Nissan Leaf electric sedan, Serena minivan and X-Trail SUV models.

The company tells a Bloomberg outlook conference in Jakarta that ProPilot will be able to negotiate urban roads and intersections by 2020. Yesterday the company and software partner DeNA Co. announced they will begin testing self-driving shuttles on preprogrammed routes in Japan in March. The duo hopes to roll out a full-service version of the system in 2022.