Nissan Developing New Autonomous Driver Assistance Tech

Source: Nissan

Nissan has announced a new driver-assistance technology, called Ground Truth Perception, is currently in development.

The company says it uses highly accurate, real-time information about the vehicle’s surrounding environment to enhance collision avoidance.

In April, the company demonstrated the technology and how it can automatically perform collision-avoidance manoeuvres.

The technology fuses information gleaned from next-generation high-performance LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging), radar, and cameras, and, Nissan says, it can detect the shape and distance of objects, as well as the structure of the area surrounding the vehicle, in real time with a high degree of accuracy. Using this information, the vehicle can instantly analyse the situation, judge and automatically perform required collision-avoidance operations.

The technology can also detect slowed traffic and road obstacles in the distance and execute lane changes accordingly, and provide increased support to drivers in areas where detailed map information is not available.

“Nissan has been the first to market a number of advanced driver assistance technologies. When we look at the future of autonomous driving, we believe that it is of utmost importance for owners to feel highly confident in the safety of their vehicle,” said Takao Asami, senior vice president, leading global research and development.

“We are confident that our in-development ground truth perception technology will make a significant contribution to owner confidence, reduced traffic accidents and autonomous driving in the future.”

Nissan says it aims to complete the development of its ground truth perception technology by the mid-2020s. It will first be available on select new models, and on virtually every new model by 2030.

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