- Nissan has set a record in the United Kingdom with regard to the longest and most complex self-driving car trip ever
- A Nissan Leaf finished the 370km journey as the car manufacturer's attempt to take advantage of driverless technology
- Advanced technology such as GPS, radar and light detection and ranging equipment were used in the project
A Nissan Leaf has been recorded as having completed the longest and most complex trip in the United Kingdom.
The vehicle finished a 370km journey in the wake of attempts by the carmakers to develop driverless technologies which are changing the face of travel.
Britain has been enticing developers of autonomous vehicles with the hope of grabbing a portion of the industry which is set to boom in the coming years.
The car’s journey began from the Japanese carmaker’s European technical centre in Cranfield, southern England, to its Sunderland factory in the northeast, alongside conventional road users.
With the help of advanced positioning technology such as GPS, radar and light detection and ranging equipment, the trip covered roads with no or minimal markings, junctions, roundabouts and motorways.
Reuters reports that the project, described as HumanDrive, is coordinated by Nissan and has received government funding.
According to the company, Britain’s flexible approach to testing autonomous vehicles helped it pick London for its first European tests in 2017 when a driverless vehicle travelled 85kph.
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