Nissan innovates to improve the fight against accidents

The new technology uses extremely precise information about the vehicle’s surroundings, which allows the vehicle to automatically perform evasive maneuvers.

Aiming to improve collision avoidance, Nissan’s new “Ground truth perception” driver assistance technology merges information from new generations of Lidar, radar and cameras.

The safety of passengers and road users is a priority for manufacturers. The standards at this level are increasingly high and vehicle approval regulations are increasingly demanding. In this context, Nissan has just announced the development of new driver assistance technology that significantly improves collision avoidance. Called “Ground Truth Perception”, this new technology uses extremely precise information about the vehicle’s surroundings, collected in real time, which allows the vehicle to automatically perform evasive maneuvers. “The new technology merges information from new generations of high-performance lidar, radar and cameras. The technology analyzes in real time with a high degree of precision the shape and distance of objects, as well as the structure of the area surrounding the vehicle”, indicates the manufacturer, who explains that using this information, the vehicle analyzes instantly the situation it finds itself in, automatically assesses and executes the required collision avoidance operations.

The new technology can also detect slow traffic or road obstacles in the distance, and execute lane changes accordingly. It is important to note that this technology is also capable of providing increased assistance to drivers in areas where map information is not detailed. “Nissan was the first manufacturer to market many advanced driver assistance technologies. As we look to the future of autonomous driving, we believe it is essential for users to have the utmost confidence in the safety of their vehicle. We are confident that our “Ground Truth Perception” technology under development will make a significant contribution to user confidence, traffic accident reduction and autonomous driving in the future,” said Takao Asami, Senior Vice President, Leading Global Research and Development, Nissan. To develop this technology, the Japanese manufacturer has teamed up with cutting-edge companies. Crucially, next-generation Lidar has been integrated into Nissan’s system in collaboration with Luminar, using state-of-the-art technologies.

In the field of advanced collision avoidance control, it is essential to develop high-precision control technology in a digital environment. To this end, Nissan has partnered with Applied Intuition, which has very sophisticated simulation technology. 2030″, the manufacturer believes that driver assistance technology capable of avoiding very complex accidents is essential. It therefore plans to complete the development of its new “Ground Truth Perception” technology by the mid-2020s. It will first be available on certain new Nissan models, then on most new models from financial year 2030.

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