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This Nissan Leaf May Become The First Driverless Taxi Next Year

08 December 2017, 01:04 | Justin Tyler

This Nissan Leaf May Become The First Driverless Taxi Next Year

This Nissan Leaf May Become The First Driverless Taxi Next Year

It's notable that, in Japan, the Nissan-DeNA partnership will be facing competition from the robotics firm ZMP - which has been working in recent times with a Tokyo taxi firm to create a self-driving taxi service that could possibly be launched in time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Prior to this, Nissan also developed a semi-autonomous pilot system called Propilot that allows cars to drive single-lane autopilot on the freeway.

Semi-autonomous driving features such as single-lane diving and auto parking are features that have already been incorporated by Nissan in its Japanese models of its Serena minivan, the X-Trail SUV and the new Leaf electric vehicle.

Nissan Motor Co and Japanese gaming software maker DeNA Co said on Tuesday they would begin public tests of their self-driving ride-sharing service in Japan next year. It will seek the general public to participate as passengers, through a booking application on smartphones, according to Bloomberg. And the APP cannot only enable users to set a destination, but also provide passengers information about nearby restaurants, hotels and other service information, allowing users to set driving directions.


It comments that one of the more interesting aspects of Nissan's test is that users will be able to not only specify exactly where they want to go, but also use general written queries like "I want to eat pancakes" and have the auto automatically choose a relevant destination.

Easy Ride is a robo-vehicle for customers who intend to travel freely to their destination.

Based on the objectives, customers can choose recommended local destinations and sightseeing routes.

Nissan and DeNA aim to provide the service as a new infrastructure option that supplements existing transportation. Participants of the field test will be recruited from the Easy ride website from now until January 15, 2018. With customers able to discover new local destinations through Easy Ride, the companies expect the service will also help energise cities and neighbourhoods.



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