Nissan have been one of the best performing manufacturers in the last number of years as a number of models of dominated their respective markets. At the Geneva Motor Show this week, Nissan boss has been quoted as saying autonomous Nissan models will be available across the range by 2020.
The Nissan brand currently has a strong hold on the crossover and electric car market with models such as the Nissan Juke, Nissan Qashqai and of course the Nissan Leaf. The Nissan Leaf enjoyed the success of the electric car market last year.
The electric car market had in fact doubled during certain months of the year last term and forced manufacturers such as BMW, who had to watch as Nissan gained market share develop a new range of electrically powered models.
BMW decided to go down a similar route to that of the Nissan model by building a completely new model specifically designed for the alternative power. On the other hand, manufacturers looking for a quick fix decided to add the technology onto vehicles such as the Ford Focus, Audi A3, Volkswagen Golf and Up!.
Over the last number of years we have seen in car technology go from strength to strength as camera assistance and satellite assistance come in to play to aid the driver. Other systems such as cruise control and lane keeping technologies have become a common fitting on new models as of late.
However, Nissan plan on developing the technology further and aim to have a number of vehicles capable of getting the driver from A to B without having to do anything. But, Nissan did say vehicles will be autonomous but only to a certain degree. If a pedestrian was to walk out in front of the car, the driver of the Nissan would have to manually control a stop of the vehicle.