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Nissan to conduct further tests on the car in the future

Nissan's first autonomous vehicle took to the streets of Japan for the first time on Monday. The self-driving Leaf cruised public highways setting a new milestone for Nissan. The test of the self-driving Leaf was carried out with the cooperation of the Kangagawa prefectural government.
 
Nissan Vice Chairman Toshiyuki Shiga and Kanagawa Governor Yuji Kuroiwa were aboard the autonomous Leaf for its first drive on the Sagami Expressway.



“I feel we are very near to creating fully autonomous drive. We entered the highway, overtook slower cars, and got off the highway, entirely in autonomous driving mode,” said Shiga.
 
“We entered the highway very slowly, at 40 km/hour, and driving at 80 km/hour on the highway. Autonomous drive is becoming very realistic now.”
 
Nissan hopes to offer autonomous cars to the public by 2020.

Source: Nissan



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And then the government takes over
By createcoms on 11/27/2013 12:50:37 PM , Rating: 0
I will never buy an autonomous car as long as I have the choice. First the car drives itself, and then the government gets involved and before you know it big brother's holding your hand from point a to point b.

They'll do some "all autonomous cars required to have GPS reporting to *cough*NSA*cough* I mean the department of friendly trackers". And all cars required to submit to override by police, gangstas, anyone smart enough to get admin access to the car.




RE: And then the government takes over
By Jeffk464 on 11/27/2013 1:03:58 PM , Rating: 2
Cops already have license plate readers that store all the data they collect. They record date, time, and location of every plate around them. I think intersection cameras are storing data too, but I'm not 100% on that one. Credit card companies store even more information on you, add Google and your ISP and basically every aspect of your life is being recorded.


RE: And then the government takes over
By Jeffk464 on 11/27/2013 1:05:25 PM , Rating: 2
I sometimes wonder if some of the government cell phone programs for the poor are so that they also can be tracked.


By ritualm on 11/27/2013 7:13:30 PM , Rating: 2
I'd be seriously surprised if the "Obamaphone" program has zero hidden monitoring features attached to them.


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