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Nissan to Test its Autonomous Vehicles in Europe

The renowned Japanese car manufacturer to test its autonomous vehicles on European roads

United Kingdom: Japanese car manufacturer, Nissan, tested its next generation of autonomous drive prototype vehicle on the streets of east of London, marking the company’s first attempt to test its latest autonomous drive technology in Europe. The company has already tested its autonomous vehicles in United States as well as Japan.

“Innovation and ingenuity is at the heart of the Nissan brand and its people," said Takao Asami, senior vice president, Research and Advanced Engineering at Nissan. "This test of Nissan's forthcoming autonomous drive technology in the demanding conditions of London streets underlines our commitment to delivering Nissan Intelligent Mobility to our customers.", he further added.

Followed by the autonomous vehicle testing in London, the company also announced that both the updated models of Qashqai and the brand-new Nissan Leaf, which would be available in future, will be equipped with ProPILOT autonomous drive technology. The ProPILOT autonomous drive technology would enable the vehicle to run in a single lane on motorways.

As per TechSci Research, the testing of the new self-driving vehicles in Europe is anticipated to further lead to greater advancements in the autonomous vehicle technology, thereby, assisting the demand of autonomous vehicles to grow across the globe over the coming years and would also help in boosting the global autonomous car market. 

According to a recent report published by TechSci Research, Global Autonomous Car Technology Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2035 – ADAS, Semi-Autonomous, Fully-Autonomous”, global autonomous car technology market is expected to witness a CAGR of over 10% through 2035. The market is currently dominated by ADAS segment, which is expected to maintain its dominance over the next twenty years as well. The dominance of this segment can be attributed to anticipated increase in government regulations pertaining to integration of ADAS technologies in passenger cars. Further, semi-autonomous car technology is expected to witness robust growth over the next ten years, owing to anticipated decline in its average selling price coupled with rising volume sales.

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