Nissan’s ground truth perception technology merges information from LIDAR, radar and high-performance cameras.
The vehicle equipped with this technology can perform evasive maneuvers automatically.
Nissan’s “ground truth perception” technology analyzes in real time with a high degree of precision the shape and distance of objects, as well as the structure of the area surrounding the vehicle.
Using this information, the vehicle instantly analyzes the situation in which it finds itselfautomatically evaluates and executes the required collision avoidance operations.
This technology can detect slow traffic or road obstacles in the distanceand execute lane changes accordingly.
Nissan’s technology is also capable of providing increased assistance to drivers in areas where map information is not detailed.
Nissan has partnered with leading companies to develop this technology.
Crucially, the LIDAR has been integrated into Nissan’s system in conjunction with Luminar (Luminar is a global automotive technology company), using state-of-the-art technologies.
In the field of advanced collision avoidance control, it is essential to develop high-precision control technology in a digital environment. To this end, Nissan has partnered with Applied Intuition, which has very sophisticated simulation technology. Applied Intuition equips engineering and product development departments with software that makes self-driving systems faster, safer and easier to market.
Nissan is working to develop vehicle control technology aimed at reducing accidents using LIDAR technology.
Nissan plans to complete the development of its “ground truth perception” technology by the mid-2020s.
Nissan’s ground truth perception technology will be available first on select new Nissan models and then on most new models beginning in FY2030.
Takao Asami, Senior Vice President, Leading Global Research and Development, Nissan said: “Nissan was the first manufacturer to market a number of advanced driver assistance technologies. As we look to the future of autonomous driving, we believe it is essential for users to have the utmost confidence in the safety of their vehicle. We are confident that our ground truth perception technology under development will make a significant contribution to user confidence, traffic accident reduction and autonomous driving in the future. »