The Japanese automaker, Nissan installed its latest driverless car based on its Infiniti Q50 model that made its first debut in the capital of Japan.
The car is equipped with 12 cameras, 9 radars sensors, 12 sonars, and 6 laser scanners to boost the efficiency of its solo journey.
In fact, its ProPilot system — a semi-autonomous “single-lane freeway autonomous driving technology” is already installed in Nissan cars such as Serena minivan and the X-Trail. And soon it will be available in the Leaf electric vehicle in 2018.
CNN went for a test drive and the car traveled 20 kilometers without human interference. The driver was sitting in the driver’s seat but he didn’t interfere when the car was on its own.
— CNN International (@cnni) November 27, 2017
“What we have tried to attain with this vehicle is human-like, comfortable driving — so no jerking, (no) sudden movements,” says Tetsuya Iijima, general manager at Nissan’s strategy group. “If people don’t (feel comfortable) in the vehicle it will not be accepted.”
“However, we are automakers, so the technology will probably come with the car,” He said.
“For this model, we have installed a very precise and accurate positioning system,” explains Iijima. “A regular GPS has just around a 5-meter accuracy range at best; however, this vehicle has a positioning system that’s accurate to 30 centimeters.”
“There are many discussions (in which) the government, and insurance companies, should be involved,” he explains. “We need to have some consensus to show or prove this vehicle is safe. Everyone is thinking of a realistic way to show the safety of the vehicle.”
We want our autonomous car to be ‘Sustainable in the Future’
“That is what we want to show in 2020.” He said.