Nissan Leaf Self-Driving Car First-Drive

August 23rd, 2013 Comments Off on Nissan Leaf Self-Driving Car First-Drive

AutonomousVolkswagen To Roll Out More Electric and Plug-In Cars By 2020. Read more ... » carsReally? Virgin could take on Tesla with electric car. Read more ... » aren’t just the preserve of GoogleReally? Virgin could take on Tesla with electric car. Read more ... » and MIT; NissanNissan Leaf 2015 expected Tech Upgrades. Read more ... » has been working on its own self-drivingBMW i3 EV to Offer 50 Percent More Range for 2017. Read more ... » technologyElectric Avenue trial project seeks new participants. Read more ... », and we took a ride in the custom Leaf25 new EV Drivers on the road: Leaf lines up for Low Carbon London. Read more ... » EVReally? Virgin could take on Tesla with electric car. Read more ... » to see just how the future feels. The technology uses a special, second-gen version of the SafetyKia launches hybrid and electric cars. Read more ... » Shield technology Nissan will debut on production modelsElectric car sales in UK expected to double in 2013 as prices start to fall. Read more ... » this year, upgraded with extra cameras and laser radar systems to identify and track other road users, pedestrians, and the surrounding terrain, and navigate through accordingly.

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Safety Shield v.1Next Nissan Leaf previewed by IDS Concept in Tokyo. Read more ... » uses four cameras around the carReally? Virgin could take on Tesla with electric car. Read more ... » to monitor for potential hazards, feeding the information25 new EV Drivers on the road: Leaf lines up for Low Carbon London. Read more ... » to a 5About Time: Next Nissan Juke may come with range extender technology. Read more ... ».82013 Nissan Leaf first drive review. Read more ... »-inch display integrated into the dashboard. It2015 Nissan Leaf aims to be more self aware. Read more ... » can flag up objects that might be in the driver’s blind-spot, sound an alarm if they’re tracking out of their lane, and highlight other moving cars.

In this second-gen version, the Leaf EVElectric News: Nissan #Leaf price cut by £2,500 (starts at £23,490). Read more ... »’s awareness of its surroundings has been raised to the next level. In addition to the original cameras there’s now a LIDAR systemKia launches hybrid and electric cars. Read more ... » – laser radar – integrated into the front and rear bumpers. Nissan’s installationElectric van trial for businesses in Daventry. Read more ... » is a whole lotNissan Leaf 2015 expected Tech Upgrades. Read more ... » more discrete than Google’s, however, the self-driving car prototypes of which carry drum-like LIDAR arrays on top.

Leaf-based Autonomous Car at Nissan 360:

InsideCant wait: New All-electric Kia Soul EV is coming to UK. Read more ... », the relatively low key fit-out continues. Where other autonomous car projects are filled with laptops, portable servers, and the like, the most obvious changeVW plans radical new electric vehicle. Read more ... » in Nissan’s custom Leaf is a big display mounted on top of the dashboard. That shows a dynamically changing map of the road around it, showing the road signs that the car has identified – such as “Stop” and “Yield” – along with graphics of other vehiclesElectric car sales in UK expected to double in 2013 as prices start to fall. Read more ... ». Switching in and out of self-driving modeEco-Cars.net: Getting the best range in electric cars. Read more ... » is done via the regular controls on the steering wheel.

Once you’re underway, just as with any autonomous car it’s a feeling both eery and magical. The Leaf can follow the road as if a careful human was driving manually, pulling smoothly to a halt when necessary, and then pausing to allow other trafficSnaps of the #London - #Brighton - #London #EV #roadtrip. Read more ... » past before moving off again.

Lane-tracking isn’t especially newNissan Leaf 2015 expected Tech Upgrades. Read more ... » – cars that warn when you’re pulling outside of your lane have been on the marketFinally: UK accelerates towards 'electric car leadership'. Read more ... » for some years now, and more recently there have been high-end models from Mercedes-Benz and others that can follow the road markings themselves – but Nissan adds to that with the ability to navigate around parked cars. As you can see in the video above, the Leaf automatically pauses for oncoming traffic when there’s a car parked on its side of the road, then fires up the indicator and pulls out around the car when the road is clear.

As for when we could see Nissan’s autonomous technology on the road, the companyReally? Virgin could take on Tesla with electric car. Read more ... » says it plans to take a somewhat different approach from Google and others researching such systems. Rather than waitParking remotely. This works for all cars alike. With Iphone. Read more ... » until cars can be fully self-driving, president of the Nissan Technical Center North AmericaHybrid I want in the UK: Ford C-MAX Energi Scores California Carpool Lane Approval. Read more ... » and SVP of NNA R&ampUK: Ecotricity expanding clean-energy, fast-charging network for #ElectricCar Electric Car with Nissan. Read more ... »;D Americas Carla BailoUSA: Nissan confirms 2 new plug-in vehicles will be added to future lineup. Read more ... » told us#Charging #ElectricCar: CHAdeMO quick-chargers increase to 2000 units in 2012. Read more ... », the company instead sees it arriving piecemeal over the coming years, catering first perhaps to “contained communities” such as retirement communities where residents might simply order up an autonomous car to take them to the grocery store.

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