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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: meanwhile in the United States...
By Captain Awesome on 11/28/2013 12:58:13 PM , Rating: 2
LOL, what if it's 20 years before they're sold here?

RE: meanwhile in the United States...
By brshoemak on 11/28/2013 3:19:10 PM , Rating: 2
Look up 'classic cars in Cuba' - a lot of American cars there (Buicks, etc.) date from the pre-embargo 1960s.

Now, cars today probably aren't built nearly to that level of quality, but he should be able to get at least 20 years out of a Civic or Corolla. Maybe.

By JediJeb on 12/2/2013 10:55:16 AM , Rating: 2
I have an 85 Jeep Cherokee for a daily driver right now, so 20 years isn't that difficult to imagine.

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