Nissan Leaf Showcases Two New Technologies

Nissan Leaf Showcases Two New Technologies

At the Nissan 360 event, the Japanese automaker has unveiled two new technologies that it is showcasing on its Leaf electric vehicle.

The first of the two innovations utilizes advanced sensors such as laser scanners and Around View Monitor cameras to observe the immediate surroundings of the Leaf. The advanced sensors are able to monitor completely around the car for obstacles, other vehicles, potential risks on the road, signals and road signs.

2013 Nissan 360 Event Coverage

The second technology Nissan is showing off in the Leaf at Nissan 360 is in the area of vehicle artificial intelligence, which allows the Leaf to react to the data that the advanced sensors are collecting. Combined, the Leaf is able to demonstrate how those two technologies apply to real-world situations such as autonomous side distance control, intersection entry and turning with oncoming traffic monitor, and overtaking with oncoming traffic monitor.

At the event, the Leafs equipped with the tech are capable of passing through a junction while avoiding oncoming traffic. It can even overtake oncoming traffic by detecting a parked car at the side of the road, checking for a gap in oncoming traffic, and then steer around the obstacle when it’s safe to proceed.

The new technologies is part of Nissan’s plan to create “Collission-free cars,” eventually eliminating fatalities in accidents through innovation.

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