Self-driving: It’s not just for Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) owners! Japanese automaker Nissan (OTC:NSANY) announced on Thursday that it will include automated driving features in all of its future models, regardless of price.
In an ambitious three-year plan, the company expects to roll out 20 new models by 2023, all of which will feature some level of automated driving capability. The move comes as competition heats up among automakers of all sizes to implement advanced technology like long-range batteries, automated driving, and heads-up displays.
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Nissan, the ninth-largest automaker in the world by revenue, has had some success bringing technological innovations to market. It was the first carmaker to offer a mass-market battery-electric vehicle, the Nissan Leaf, in 2010. In 2016, the company introduced its ProPILOT 1 technology, which allowed a car to automatically follow the car in front of it while driving on the
While the country anticipates the arrival of the electric vehicle Nissan LEAF in the country, there is now a working prototype built to act as an electric vehicle response unit complete with mobile power supply.
Based on the Nissan LEAF, the Japanese automotive marque announced that they already are working on the Nissan RE-LEAF—a pure electric emergency response vehicle concept. The “RE” is not just for show, but also stands for three elements of disaster preparedness: response, recovery and resilience.
The same vehicle that debunks four myths about EVs is not just being developed for alternative-powered mobility, but for saving lives, too.
With a badass look, the Nissan RE-LEAF, will be an offroad version of the mass-produced EV as it is being developed to be capable of driving through debris. Aside from that, it also features weatherproof plug sockets mounted directly to the exterior of the vehicle,
While the country is awaiting for the local arm of Nissan to reel in the highly-anticipated LEAF into country, Nissan discredits four of the most common wrong notions about electric vehicles (EV) in general.
Below are the top four myths about EVs and how the icon of Nissan Intelligent Mobility debunks them with gusto.
Myth #1: EVs are slow
Early this year, the Nissan LEAF had a competition with the fastest elements of nature – fire and wind.
Racing against a Pyrotechnician’s ‘fire-line’ and a champion kite surfer, testers went to see which one makes it to the finish line the fastest.
With the Nissan LEAF capable of accelerating to 100 km/h in 7.9 seconds, it showed that it jumps faster than many regular petrol-fed engines. This is due to an e-powertrain that directly powers the wheels from its electric motor for instantaneous acceleration.
“Not only have we improved the way we build the new Rogue, the team is using this new technology to build all the vehicles in our U.S. plants with better efficiency and quality for customers,” said David Johnson, vice president, Production Engineering and New Model Quality, Nissan North America. “It’s a win-win for Nissan and our customers.”
Top-selling model Building on 13 years of success in the U.S., the 2021 Rogue will lead Nissan’s turnaround as the company’s top-selling U.S. model, with nearly 3 million sold to date. 2021 Rogue has all the technology, capability and functionality to make life easier for today’s families, including:
Safety Shield 360: Nissan Safety Shield 360® comes standard across the entire Rogue lineup and includes Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning, High Beam Assist and Rear Automatic Braking.ProPILOT Assist with Navi-link: Rogue was one