Nissan Demonstrates Autonomous Drive Vehicle in Japan [Video]
The Leaf-based autonomous car showcased around an indoor track, which consisted of several intersections and road hazards. Among the people that got a ride inside the vehicle were Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn and Toyota CEO Akyo Toyota. The latter came to CEATEC to watch the i-Road EV being detailed.
Earlier this year, Nissan revealed plans to introduce a production self-driving automobile by 2020. The Autonomous Drive vehicle will be developed with help of research teams from MIT, Stanford, Oxford, Carnegie Mellon, and the University of Tokyo.
"In 2007 I pledged that – by 2010 – Nissan would mass market a zero-emission vehicle. Today, the Nissan LEAF is the best-selling electric vehicle in history. Now I am committing to be ready to introduce a new ground-breaking technology, Autonomous Drive, by 2020, and we are on track to realize it,” Carlos Ghosn said back in August.