OCT 28th 2015

Nissan's Autonomous IDS Concept Drives Into Tokyo

Nissan is using today’s Tokyo Motor Show to reveal its Intelligent Driving technology, showcased through its new IDS Concept.

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The Nissan IDS Concept integrates advanced vehicle control and safety technologies with cutting-edge artificial intelligence (AI) for accident-free autonomous driving. The IDS represents what Nissan believes next-generation vehicles should be, with Nissan Intelligent Driving improving a driver’s ability to see, think and react and compensating for human error (the cause of more than 90 percent of all car accidents). As a result, time spent behind the wheel is safer, cleaner, more efficient and more fun, according to Nissan.

For us petrolheads, the Nissan IDS Concept promises an encouraging autonomous division of tomorrow. Rather than just shunting passengers around from A to B, the IDS allows the driver to select Piloted Drive and turn over the driving to the car, including its performance – from accelerating to braking to cornering – whilst imitating the driver’s own style and preferences. By switching into Manual Drive mode though, the driver has control of the vehicle.

Nissan IDS Concept Tokyo

Even with the driver in control, the Nissan IDS Concept continues to provide driver assistance behind the scenes, using sensors to continually monitor driving conditions, with added assistance available even while the driver has the wheels. In the event of imminent danger, Nissan’s concept will assist the driver in taking evasive action.

In addition to learning the driver’s techniques, the Nissan IDS Concept’s AI communicates with the driver, passing on information concerning traffic conditions, the driver’s schedule, and even personal interests, to create what Nissan claims to be useful information to help create a driving experience that is comfortable, enjoyable and safe. As well as aiming for zero driver fatalities, the IDS Concept will also produce zero emissions, thanks to its advanced EV all-electric power train.

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