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Concept of Nissan’s Autonomous Drive

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With more than 90 percent of all traffic accidents caused by human error, Nissan's Autonomous Drive has been developed to help realize an “accident-free society" by eliminating human error during driving. Autonomous Drive can be particularly effective on city streets, where the chances of being involved in an accident are 10 times higher than on highways. With Autonomous Drive, not only would the number of accidents decrease, it would also allow drivers who have trouble navigating through narrow lanes and intersections a safe and sure way to reach their destinations. The technology could also greatly benefit elderly people and those with disabilities who otherwise could not drive by themselves.
Autonomous Driving
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Autonomous Driving on Freeway
The vehicle's systems recognize road lanes, surrounding traffic, and traffic sign and signals with side distance control on highway environments.
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Autonomous Driving in City
In contrast, to achieve Autonomous Driving on the urban roads, the system must negotiate a wider variety of road environments, stop line, oncoming and turning vehicles, and parked vehicles on road shoulders.
(1) Highway Merge (2) Overtaking (3) Emergency Steer (4) Side Distance Control (5) Highway Exit And Signal Stop (6) Stop Sign (7) Emergency Stop (8) Overtaking With Oncoming Traffic Monitor (9) Intersection Entry / Turn With Oncoming Traffic Monitor (10) Remote Parking
World of Intelligent Vehicles
The evolution of Autonomous Drive isn’t restricted to the development within a vehicle. Take for example the EPORO, which allows a number of vehicles to travel together in “schools” (like fish) by constantly communicating with one another, makes it possible for safe and efficient high-density travel. Ultimately, we must achieve full integration with the transportation infrastructure, such as traffic control and road systems, in order to achieve a society without congestion and accidents.
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