Nissan to collaborate with NASA for its research on Autonomous vehicle
Nissan and NASA Ames Research Centre in Silicon Valley California are collaborating on a research for developing an autonomous vehicle. North American-based organization of Nissan Motor Co., announced the formation of a five-year research and development partnership with NASA.
Nissan introduced its Seamless Autonomous Mobility (SAM) in January last year. SAM is a new platform for managing autonomous vehicles, developed from NASA technology. Maarten Sierhuis, director of the Nissan research centre in Silicon Valley said, “We build Seamless Autonomous Mobility (SAM) from technology NASA developed for managing interplanetary rovers as they move around the unpredictable landscape.”
This research agreement with NASA will bring Nissan closure to the goal of creating autonomous vehicle technology. And testing SAM in a working demonstration on public streets.
NASA’s strategic goal is to utilize the technology developed to advance NASA mission and programme objectives to broader commercial and social application.
Nissan has set 2020 as the timeframe for introducing autonomous drive. The vehicle that will have the ability to navigate in almost all situations including the most complex situation, city driving.