Thursday, August 29, 2013

Nissan plans to begin selling self-driving cars by 2020

Nissan plans to begin selling self-driving cars by 2020

IRVINE, Calif., Aug 27 Reuters)-Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. said it ready by 2020 fully self driving vehicles on the market will bring.

The Japanese automaker said "Multiple, commercially viable" are planned offer vehicles that are autonomous operation without driver.

Self-driving vehicles "at realistic prices for consumers" are sold the company in a media event in Irvine, California.

Nissan said the aim is the autonomous vehicles "through the lineup within two generations of vehicles" - about 10-12 years after the planned 2020 launch offer.

The company said research and development of autonomous vehicles "for years" was with such top universities such as Oxford, Stanford, Carnegie Mellon, Massachusetts Institute of technology and the University of Tokyo. It builds a dedicated test track in Japan for autonomous vehicles, which will be completed by next spring.

Google Inc., the leader in Internet search, an autonomous car program launched in 2010 in life and has developed and is testing different versions, including one on the basis of Toyota Motor Corp Prius.

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