3/4/2016

European Nissan Qashqai to Get Autonomous Driving Features Next Year

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Nissan Motor Co. says the first vehicle in Europe to feature its Pilot Drive 1.0 autonomous driving system will be the refreshed Qashqai crossover due next year.

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Nissan Motor Co. says the first vehicle in Europe to feature its Pilot Drive 1.0 autonomous driving system will be the refreshed Qashqai crossover due next year.

The carmaker previously said it will launch the system, which it developed with partner Renault SA, later this year on unspecified mainstream models in Japan. The technology can autonomously control throttle, braking and steering functions but not lane changes during highway driving.

As its name suggests, Pilot Drive 1.0 is the first step in Renault-Nissan's self-driving vehicle plans. The technology will be followed by systems with multi-lane capabilities in 2018. By 2020 Renault-Nissan expects to offer vehicles that can navigate intersections and heavy urban traffic without driver inputs