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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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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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