Nissan to Make Self-Driving Car by 2020

    IRVINE, Calif. (August 27, 2013) ñ Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today announced that the company will be ready with multiple, commercially-viable Autonomous Drive vehicles by 2020. Nissan announced that the companyís engineers have been carrying out intensive research on the technology for years, alongside teams from the worldís top universities, including MIT, Stanford, Oxford, Carnegie Mellon and the University of Tokyo.


    In seven years, you may well be able to safely fall asleep at the wheel. Nissan will release self-driving vehicles by 2020. Having accomplished its goal of creating zero-emission vehicles by 2010, Nissan’s CEO said the company is working with several universities around the world—from MIT to the University of Tokyo—to develop technology for “Autonomous Drive.” Of course, Google is also working separately on developing autonomous-driving vehicles and testing them, though the tech giant has not set a date when they'll be on the market.

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