Category: Nissan Intelligent Mobility

How Does Nissan’s New Driver-Assistance Technology Work?

Posted by on 24 May 2022

Nissan’s “ground truth perception” technology

Nissan is developing new driver-assist technology – “ground truth perception”

Nissan has long been a leader in driver-assistance technology which will stand them in good stead since it will play a vital role in the world of self-driving vehicles, which is not that far away. With a big focus on vehicle safety, Nissan is developing a new driver-assistance technology that uses highly accurate, real-time data of the vehicle’s surrounding environment which will help greatly improve collision avoidance.

Testing The New Driver-Assistance Technology

One of the biggest concerns over autonomous vehicles is collision avoidance from simple evading manoeuvres to more complex scenarios. So, with an eye on the future and improving overall road safety, Nissan showcased its new driver-assistance technology using a test vehicle at its facility in Japan.

Here, it successfully performed automatic collision-avoidance manoeuvres thanks to the automaker’s “ground truth perception” technology. It combines information from next-generation high-performance LIDAR, radar and cameras to identify and react to what lies ahead in real-time. This includes the following:

  • Detect the shape and distance of objects
  • Calculate the structure of the area surrounding the vehicle with an exceptionally high level of accuracy
  • Instantly analyse the current situation and take the appropriate action to avoid a potential collision
  • This new driver-assistance technology can detect slowed traffic and road obstacles and execute lane changes accordingly
  • It can also provide added support to drivers in areas where detailed map information is unavailable

According to Takao Asami, senior vice president, leading global research and development: “Nissan has been the first to market a number of advanced driver assistance technologies. When we look at the future of autonomous driving, we believe that it is of utmost importance for owners to feel highly confident in the safety of their vehicles. We are confident that our in-development ground truth perception technology will make a significant contribution to owner confidence, reduced traffic accidents and autonomous driving in the future.”

Developing The Next-Gen LIDAR For Autonomous Driving

In preparation for the inevitable future of autonomous vehicles, Nissan has partnered with several reputable companies to research and develop this collision avoidance driver-assistance technology. Using leading technologies, the next-generation LIDAR will be integrated into Nissan’s system with Luminar, a global automotive technology company.

When it comes to advanced collision avoidance control, it is crucial to develop highly accurate verification technology within a digital environment. As with the collaboration with Luminar, Nissan is also partnering with Applied Intuition, a software engineering company with state-of-the-art simulation technology. All stakeholders working closely together and sharing knowledge puts Nissan in the driving seat in terms of developing next-gen driver-assistance technology.

The Future Of Autonomous Vehicles And Driver-Assistance Technology

Nissan has a long-term vision called Nissan Ambition 2030, in which it plans to use next-generation LIDAR technology to help drivers avoid collisions. They believe that driver-assistance technology to help avoid highly complex accidents will be essential in autonomous vehicles of the future.

Safety is important for carmakers and buyers across the world with governments also mandating the addition of certain features. This includes lane departure warning (LDW) and automatic emergency braking (AEB) which could pave the way for new driver-assistance technologies in self-driving cars.

Nissan wants its ground truth perception technology operational by the mid-2020s. While it will initially only be available on a select few new vehicles, it will eventually be on nearly every new vehicle by the end of 2030.

It appears Nissan has clearly outlined its plan and timelines to develop and launch this new driver-assistance technology. To keep up to date on this story and other articles covering new vehicles and driving tips, subscribe to our blog.

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Nissan Ariya EV Receives iF Design Award In Germany

Posted by on 09 May 2022

Nissan Ariya and Nissan Pavilion

Nissan at the International Forum Design Awards

The new stunning and future-ready Nissan Ariya electric crossover has won the iF Design Award in Germany. It shares the prestigious accolade with the Nissan Pavilion after a jury of experts comprehensively evaluated both using five specific criteria: idea, form, function, differentiation and impact.

What Is The iF Design Award?

The iF International Forum Design GmbH in Hannover, Germany, launched the iF design award in 1954 and has since become one of the world’s most prestigious design honours. In this year’s competition, an independent jury with 132 design experts evaluated 10,776 products and projects from 57 different countries.

The iF Design Award aims to recognise and publicise exceptional designs. This year’s awards were based on nine categories:

  • product design
  • communication
  • packaging
  • service design
  • concepts
  • architecture
  • interior design
  • user experience (UX)
  • user interface (UI)

A jury of 50 manufacturers and designers of various industrial products selected the winners based on aesthetics, functionality, quality, ergonomics, durability, and innovation. The product design category saw around 7,900 entries from roughly 60 countries.

All Eyes On The Nissan Ariya EV

The Nissan Ariya electric crossover was recognised for its exceptional innovation as an EV and high-quality design which highlights Nissan’s unique concept of “Timeless Japanese Futurism”.

The stylish Nissan Ariya combines Nissan’s expertise in electric vehicles with all the latest connected technologies. This marks the next chapter in the Nissan EV story which looks set on making history. In addition to the stunning exterior, the Nissan Ariya also offers powerful acceleration and a smooth, quiet ride. The interior is synonymous with a living room by providing a warm welcome and comfortable environment for the driver and passengers.

The innovative Nissan Ariya crossover SUV is the result of Nissan’s incredible expertise in electric vehicles. While packed with some of the most advanced technologies, it employs simple but modern styling that sets this EV apart from the rest.

The Nissan Pavilion And The Future Of Mobility

The Nissan Pavilion first opened in 2020 for a limited time where visitors could immerse themselves in the future of mobility. The building’s shape and the new Nissan logo represent Nissan’s idea that if you have a strong belief, it might even penetrate the sun. During the digital world premiere, the Nissan Ariya also adorned the new logo which was unveiled at the Nissan Pavilion.

Nissan has long been a leader in sustainable mobility solutions and wants to build a cleaner society. They want to become carbon neutral through the entire vehicle lifecycle and general operations by 2050 which comes from decades of research and development into programmes to help reduce emissions. Providing electric vehicle technologies that benefit the environment and society, including the Nissan Ariya, is but one glorious example.

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