The Renault-Nissan Alliance today announced a plan to sell more than 10 vehicles with autonomous driving technology over the next four years, from the U.S. to Japan with Europe and China in between. They will be affordable and accessible to all, they assured.
The Alliance will also offer a brand new suite of connectivity applications that will make it easier for people to stay connected to work, entertainment and social networks.
This year will mark the debut of vehicles with “single-lane control,” a feature that allows cars to drive autonomously on highways, including in heavy, stop-and-go traffic. In 2018, Renault-Nissan will launch vehicles with “multiple-lane control,” which can autonomously negotiate hazards and change lanes during highway driving. And by 2020, we will see the launch of “intersection autonomy,” which can navigate city intersections and heavy urban traffic without driver intervention.
The specific models that will receive these autonomous driving systems have yet to be announced, however.