Collision Avoiding ADAS being Developed by Nissan

Nissan claims it is developing ADAS that could automatically perform collision-avoidance maneuvers without input from the driver.

The automaker’s “ground truth perception” technology fuses information from high-performance LiDAR, radar and cameras. This system claims to detect the shape and distance of objects, as well as the structure of the area surrounding the vehicle, in real time with a high degree of accuracy.

With this information, the vehicle claims to instantly analyze the current situation, judge and automatically perform required collision-avoidance operations. The technology can also detect slowed traffic and road obstacles in the distance and execute lane changes accordingly. On top of this, the system claims to also provide increased support to drivers in areas where detailed map information is not available.

The system relies heavily on LiDAR from automotive supplier Luminar together with

Applied Intuition which equips engineering and product development teams with software that makes it faster, safer and easier to bring autonomy to market. Its suite of products, focused on simulation, validation and drive log management, provides infrastructure built for scale.

Takao Asami, senior vice-president, leading global research and development, said: “Nissan has been the first to market a number of advanced driver assistance technologies. When we look at the future of autonomous driving, we believe that it is of utmost importance for owners to feel highly confident in the safety of their vehicle. We are confident that our in-development ground truth perception technology will make a significant contribution to owner confidence, reduced traffic accidents and autonomous driving in the future.”

— Paul Myles is a seasoned automotive journalist based in Europe. Follow him on Twitter @Paulmyles_

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