Nissan announces Intelligent Mobility program
Nissan plans to expand it piloted vehicles with on-road technology demos in 2016 and a Piloted Drive model available in Europe in 2017.
Pursuing a goal of zero emission vehicles and zero fatalities on the road, Nissan unveiled its “Intelligent Mobility” vision at the recent Geneva International Motor Show.
Created to guide the Nissan product evolution, Intelligent Mobility will anchor critical company decisions around how cars are powered, how cars are driven, and how cars integrate into society, all while staying focused on creating more enjoyable driving experiences.
At the core of Nissan Intelligent Mobility are three areas of innovation:
- Nissan Intelligent Driving – creating more driver confidence, spearheaded by Nissan’s autonomous drive technology, Piloted Drive
- Nissan Intelligent Power – more efficiency, more power, spearheaded by electric vehicles (EV)
- Nissan Intelligent Integration – new links between vehicles and society
Each area represents cutting edge technological advances by Nissan: safety innovations through autonomous technology, such as high-stability control and high-reliability drive systems; high-efficiency powertrains, including alternative and conventional fuel engines with advanced transmissions; and energy management solutions.
Yet beyond the technical specifications, Nissan is focusing on the driver and passenger experience with Intelligent Mobility and bringing those experiences to consumers now with comfort and safety, removing the stress from a daily commute or minimizing the risk of unsafe conditions.
Many of these advances are already available, as drivers can rely today on vehicles to recognize danger or take appropriate action to enhance safety.
Nissan is leading with its Safety Shield technologies like Lane Departure Warning and Forward Emergency Braking, and will advance this leadership into autonomous drive technologies, available to all customers on core models in the range.
Nissan will launch multiple vehicles with autonomous drive technology in the next four years in Europe, the United States, Japan and China.
The technology will be installed on mainstream, mass-market cars at affordable prices and the first model will come to Japan this year. An on-road demo event in Europe in 2016 will showcase the maturity of Nissan’s autonomous drive technology.
In 2017, the Nissan Qashqai will become the first Piloted Drive vehicle available in Europe.