Nissan is developing a new level of collision avoidance technology that’s expected to be available on all its cars by the end of the decade.

The system uses information from high-performance LIDAR, radar and cameras. Called “ground truth perception” technology, it can instantly analyse real time and developing situations. Using it judgement, it automatically performs the required collision-avoidance operations.

This technology can also detect slowed traffic and road obstacles in the distance and execute lane changes accordingly.


A new era

Nissan say the system provides increased support to drivers. This will be particularly useful in areas where detailed map information is not available.

“Nissan has been the first to market a number of advanced driver assistance technologies,” says Takao Asami, senior vice president, leading global research and development at Nissan.

Looking to the the future, Nissan believes its essential the public has full confidence in such technology. Asami believes this new technology “will make a significant contribution to owner confidence”,  as well as “reduced traffic accidents”.

Looking forward

Under its long-term vision, Nissan Ambition 2030, Nissan is is developing various levels of autonomous vehicle tech.  They believe it will significantly reduce accidents by utilizing next-generation LIDAR technology.

This should mean that the upcoming era of driver-assistance technology will be capable of avoiding highly complex accidents. Indeed, it sees this as “essential”.

Nissan aims to complete the development of its ‘ground truth perception’ technology by the mid-2020s. It will first be available on select new models, and on virtually every new model by fiscal year 2030.