Nissan Leaf Showcases Two New Technologies

Jason Siu
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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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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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