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Nissan Qashqai Will Get Autonomous Technology in 2017

The Nissan Qashqai will become the first autonomous vehicle produced by Renault -Nissan in 2017. According to Renault-Nissan, the Qashqai will get a new ‘Piloted-Drive 1.0’ system which will be the first self-driving technology that the company will install in a production car.

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With the addition of the Piloted-Drive 1.0 system, the Qashqai will be able to travel autonomously on the single lane of a motorway, including when driving in traffic. According to Renault-Nissan, the technology will be installed on mainstream mass-market cars at affordable prices. They have already confirmed that there will be 10+ autonomous cars by the year 2020.

In 2018, Renault-Nissan are poised to release a ‘multi-lane control’ system that will allow vehicles to automatically change lanes and avoid hazards when driving autonomously on motorways. In 2020, a new function will arrive which will be called ‘Intersection autonomy’. It will allow vehicles to navigate junctions and heavy traffic in urban areas.

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Nissan Europe Chairman Paul Wilcox had this to say – “The introduction of Piloted Drive technologies will be an evolution not a revolution as the building blocks for this are already in place in many of our cars today through our Safety Shield Technology”

The first of the Nissan Qashqai’s to be equipped with the Piloted Drive system will go on sale in Japan later this year. The technology is set to be showcased in Europe with a demonstration. According to Renault-Nissan, the technology will be at the control of the driver who will be able to take back control at any time.

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Motorcyclist, Traveler, Aerospace Engineer and your friendly neighborhood Batman. Suhas has been meandering on two wheels since 2008. His love for automobiles, aeroplanes and his passion for travel has brought him here. He's a RC plane hobbyist currently building a Supermarine Spitfire and the Associate Editor at TheMotorLife

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