Nissan Promises Self-Driving Car By 2020

With over 40,000 deaths and $160 billion in damages happening in traffic accidents in the United States every year, the promise of a self-driven car which can prevent most of these accidents seems to be too good to be true. However, Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn has pledged that the automaker will have fully autonomous cars on the market by the year 2020. Google has been a pioneer in this field, and a few luxury auto companies including Mercedes, Lincoln and Infinity now offer cars with some self-driving features. These capabilities use radar, GPS and software systems, yet all previous work in this field has relied on some external links. To date none of the cars on the market offer a completely autonomous driving experience. In order to investigate how the software, laser scanners, radar scanners, cameras and other technology needed will function in real-life situations Nissan will open a special test track for fully self-driving cars located in Japan in 2014. Ghosn promises Nissan will offer the fully autonomous driving capability on all of its models by 2020.

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