Nissan, a global vehicle manufacturer, has announced that it will conduct real-world demonstrations of autonomous driving cars in Britain, in February this year.
The company futher explained that it would showcase next-generation technology using electric vehicles in London, enabling the vehicles and their passengers to cover a diverse city environment.
Passengers, including government officials and technical and safety experts will have the opportunity to experience and test the technology in a real-time environment in a modified Nissan LEAF.
UK’s Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark said: “Government and industry are working together to build on our world class reputation for excellence as a leading location for automotive R&D and manufacturing.
“We want to see centers, like Nissan’s here in Cranfield, continue to develop, making us a world leader in the development and testing of auto technology so we can anchor the next generation of vehicle manufacturing and its supply chain here in the UK.”
It would be Nissans first demonstration of autonomous drive technology on public roads in Europe, which demonstrate company’s next step in Intelligent Mobility blueprint for transforming how cars are driven, powered, and integrated into wider society.
Nissan Technical Centre Europe (NTCE), the European research and development hub for Nissan, is developing autonomous drive technologies and also new advanced fuel, energy and efficiency technologies, in collaboration with the Nissan Technical Center and Advanced Technical Centre in Japan.