Nissan aiming for self-driving cars by 2020

Nissan's ambitious plans for the future include producing a self-driving road car as soon as 2020. The pledge was made by CEO Carlos Ghosn during a speech in Japan, and the short time span reflects the manufacturer's desire to be the first to offer such technology

Search engine giant Google is developing its own self-driving car, and although the tech firm's Android operating system can be linked to the NissanConnect infotainment system, a partnership is unlikely.

The Japanese manufacturer's all-electric LEAF model is set to showcase any developments made to a fully autonomous vehicle, as it's proven to be a huge success since release. It is also among Nissan's most technologically-advanced vehicles, with a zero emissions powertrain and a host of intelligent on-board features.

Fully automated parking is one technology Nissan hopes to trial soon, alongside a system that allows a car to travel in heavy traffic with no input from the driver. Safety will be a major priority, and the brand's current offering in this area shows it has a strong foundation to build upon. Nissan's Safety Shield package is award winning, and it combines intelligent cruise control, around view monitor and lane departure prevention with numerous other preventative systems.

There are plenty of advanced Nissan technologies for motorists to benefit from today, and you can discover them with a test drive from Charles Hurst Nissan. Contact our Belfast, Newtownabbey or Newtownards dealerships for more details.