John Snyder: What are the sort of guiding principles behind Nissan intelligent Mobility?Can you tell us a little bit about the EasyRide robo-taxis?Are you finding that people are embracing it or are people nervous about it still?What comes next after ProPilot Assist and ProPilot Park?As this technology advances, how do you see that sort of changing how people interact with the car? Is that going to affect design? Is that going to affect user interface?So there's a life yet still for enthusiast vehicles going forward.Do you think there's an opportunity for more people outside of metropolitan areas to embrace both electrification and autonomous vehicles?What sort of technologies or infrastructure needs to be put in place to enable cars to be able to go off on their own and run errands or pick up other drivers while you're at work?Related Video:This article originally appeared on Autoblog, the complete authority for news, reviews and car-buying research. … [Read more...] about When will Nissan EVs drive themselves?
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You've heard of Tesla Autopilot, but perhaps not always in a good way: The semi-autonomous driving system is now under investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board for the role it may have played in a March fatal accident near Mountain View, California.But you might not have heard about Cadillac Super Cruise and Nissan ProPilot Assist, two other semi-autonomous driving systems that are available in new cars today. The Tesla, Cadillac and Nissan systems are not exactly the same. And despite a common perception of such technology, none of them allow the car to drive itself.But these systems can reduce driver fatigue on long trips or ease the tedium of slow-and-go freeway traffic. For new-car shoppers, it's important to know what these systems can — and can't — handle.HOW THEY WORKSemi-autonomous driving systems essentially combine two existing technologies — traffic-adaptive cruise control and a lane-keeping system — into a more cohesive whole. The … [Read more...] about Edmunds examines 3 semi-autonomous driving systems
Nissan was the first to introduce an all-electric vehicle to the mass market with the original Leaf appearing way back in 2010. Since its arrival, Nissan has sold more than 283,000 cars, making it one of the world's best selling electric vehicles.With competition hot on its heels though, not just from the headline-grabbing Tesla Model 3 but with most other car manufacturers posturing about electric vehicles, it's time for the Nissan Leaf to take its electric game to the next level. And it seems Nissan is off to a hot start, reporting in January 2018 that 12,000 orders have already been placed...Nissan Leaf 2018: Exterior design 4480mm in length, 1790mm in width, 1540mm in height 2700mm wheelbase Significantly improved design over predecessor The new Nissan Leaf brings with it a whole new design, which will come as no surprise to most. The current model features an aerodynamic underbody and rear diffuser, allowing air to flow smoothly underneath, … [Read more...] about New Nissan Leaf 2018: Release date, specs and everything you need to know
As you drive to Berkeley from San Francisco, the constrained lanes of the Bay Bridge touch down on land, then split apart onto different highways, like sticks of spaghetti sliding from the box into the pot of boiling water. I’m about to reach this tangle of intersecting freeways, and about a mile before, I see the light bar in the top of the steering wheel go from green to red, and feel a sharp buzz in my chair. “Super Cruise disengaging,” I read on the dashboard. “Take back control.” Exasperated, I plop my hands on the steering wheel and return my eyes to the road full time, navigating the next few miles of highway old-fashioned-style until I hit my exit. The Cadillac foresaw this moment, and it didn’t have much confidence in its ability to navigate the great divide. That’s why, with plenty of warning, it turned off Super Cruise. Super Cruise, which launched on the Cadillac CT6 sedan in September, is General Motors’ answer to … [Read more...] about The Laser Maps That Let Cadillac’s CT6 Drive Like a Boss
Last year, the company that arguably made the biggest splash at the North American International Auto Show wasn’t even a company that made cars. Waymo, the self-driving unit of Google parent Alphabet, came to Detroit with its autonomous minivan in tow with the unspoken intent of striking fear in the hearts of the auto industry. According to a new report released today, it’s working. Waymo didn’t bother to show up to the Detroit Auto Show press days this year, but the shadow it casts is long. The Silicon Valley company has surged passed legacy car companies like Ford, Daimler, and Renault Nissan to grab the No. 2 spot in Navigant Research’s annual autonomous driving scorecard. General Motors is still in the lead, but Larry Page and Sergey Brin’s self-driving spinoff is nipping at the auto giant’s heels. (This is despite its complete inability to manufacture a car at scale.) Hey Google, not too shabby. Since 2015, Navigant has scored the 20-or-so … [Read more...] about Google nipping at Big Auto’s heels in the race to build self-driving cars