Nissan’s new driver-assist technology dramatically improves collision avoidance

Nissan today announced the development of new driver assistance technology that uses extremely precise information about the vehicle’s surroundings, collected in real time, to significantly improve collision avoidance. The test vehicle below demonstrated how this technology can perform evasive maneuvers automatically.

Nissan’s ground truth perception technology merges information from new generations of high-performance LIDAR, radar and cameras. The 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 they find themselves in, automatically assesses and executes the required collision avoidance operations. This technology can also detect slow traffic or road obstacles in the distance, and execute lane changes accordingly. It is important to note that this 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 and share its know-how. Crucially, next-generation LIDAR has been integrated into Nissan’s system in collaboration with Luminar1, 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 Intuition2, which has very sophisticated simulation technology.

As part of its long-term vision, Nissan Ambition 2030, Nissan is working to develop vehicle control technology to significantly reduce accidents using next-generation LIDAR technology. Nissan believes that in the era of autonomous driving, driver assistance technology capable of avoiding very complex accidents will be essential. Nissan plans to complete development of its ground truth perception technology by the mid-2020s. It will be available first on select new Nissan models, then on most new models beginning in fiscal year 2030 .

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