Nissan innovates to improve the fight against accidents

The new technology uses highly accurate information about the vehicle’s environment, allowing the vehicle to perform automatic evasive manoeuvres.

With the aim of improving collision avoidance, Nissan’s new ‘Ground Truth Percepence’ driver assistance technology combines information from next-generation Lidar, radar and cameras.

The safety of passengers and road users is a priority for manufacturers. The standards at this level are getting higher and higher and vehicle approval requirements are getting stricter. In this regard, Nissan has just announced the development of new driver assistance technology that significantly improves collision avoidance. Called “Ground Truth Perception”, this new technology uses highly accurate information about the vehicle’s environment, collected in real time, allowing the vehicle to perform evasive maneuvers automatically. “The new technology combines information from new generations of high-quality 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 around the vehicle,” explains the manufacturer, explaining that using this information, the vehicle immediately analyzes the situation in which the is located, automatically assesses and takes the required actions to avoid collisions.

The new technology can also detect slow traffic or obstacles on the road in the distance and change lanes accordingly. It is important to note that this technology is also able to better assist drivers in areas where the map information is not detailed. “Nissan was the first manufacturer to bring many advanced driver assistance technologies to the market. As we look to the future of autonomous driving, we believe it is essential that users have complete 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, reduce traffic accidents 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 cooperates with leading companies. Crucially, the next-generation Lidar has been integrated into Nissan’s system in conjunction with Luminar, using cutting-edge technologies.

In the field of advanced collision control, it is essential to develop high-precision control technology in a digital environment. To do this, Nissan has partnered with Applied Intuition, which has state-of-the-art simulation technology. 2030″, the manufacturer believes that driver assistance technology that can prevent highly complex accidents is essential. It therefore plans to complete development of its new “Ground Truth Perception” technology by the mid-2020s. available on select new Nissan models and then on most new models from fiscal year 2030.

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