Nissan ProPilot provides accurate real-time information

The advances in driver assistance technology are mind-blowing. Nissan employs light detection and ranging (Lidar), radar and cameras to avoid accidents.

Utilising this information, it is possible for the vehicle to instantly analyse the current driving conditions, judge and automatically perform required collision-avoidance operations.

The technology can detect slowed traffic and road obstacles in the distance and execute lane changes accordingly. Importantly, it can also provide increased support to drivers in areas where detailed map information is not available.

Takao Asami, the senior vice president, leading global research and development, said, “Nissan has been the first to market a number of advanced driver assistance technologies. When we look at the future of autonomous driving, we believe that it is of utmost importance for owners to feel highly confident in the safety of their vehicles. We are confident that our in-development ground truth perception technology, will make a significant contribution to owner confidence, reduced traffic accidents and autonomous driving in the future.”

The next-generation Lida, a crucial element, is being integrated into Nissan’s system in collaboration with Luminar1, utilising world-leading technologies. In the area of advanced collision avoidance control, it is critical to develop highly accurate verification technology in a digital environment.

Nissan aims to complete the development of its ground truth perception technology by the mid-2020s. It will first be available on select new models and on virtually every new model by the fiscal year 2030.

Source: MotorPress

Matthys Ferreira

Served in SAPS for 22 years - specialised in forensic and crime scene investigation and forensic photography. A stint in photographic sales and management followed. Been the motoring editor at Lowveld Media since 2007. "A petrol head I am not but I am good at what I do".
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