Nissan Showcases Next-Gen LIDAR-Based Collision Avoidance Tech at Intersection Demo
Nissan recently hosted a demonstration of its cutting-edge advanced driver-assistance technology, powered by LIDAR, highlighting its latest addition of intersection collision avoidance. The event took place at a Nissan facility, showcasing the system’s ability to execute automatic collision-avoidance maneuvers in the complex environment of intersections. By the mid-2020s, Nissan aims to deploy this technology, offering customers enhanced peace of mind and significantly improving accident avoidance.
To achieve this, Nissan is meticulously studying real-world accidents to gain a comprehensive understanding of various accident scenarios, said Takao Asami, senior vice president and head of Nissan’s Research and Advanced Engineering Division. The technology incorporates ground breaking ground-truth perception technology, utilizing next-gen LIDAR, and introduces a novel control logic for intersection collision avoidance. It can accurately assess an object’s speed, location, and potential collision risk from a lateral perspective. The system promptly adapts to changing conditions by promptly applying emergency braking or releasing the brakes when the risk has been averted.
Intersections often witness accidents resulting from human error, leading to dire consequences. Consequently, Nissan’s in-development system is being designed to offer improved assistance during challenging situations through advanced sensing and intelligent decision-making capabilities. By combining advanced LIDAR technology with sophisticated collision-avoidance algorithms, Nissan is paving the way for a safer and more secure autonomous driving future.