Experts of the two organizations intend to test electric autopilot function on the territory Research Center NASA’s Ames in California.
Nissan’s North American division and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) have agreed to jointly develop the car with the autopilot and the subsequent adaptation of the technology for commercial use.
Nissan’s plan for NASA and is designed for five years of cooperation. In the framework of the system will be set up autonomous control interface “man-car”, as well as the accompanying software.
Experts of the two organizations intend to test electric autopilot function on the territory Research Center NASA’s Ames in California. It is expected that the first tests will be held before the end of 2015.
Ames Research Center Director Pete Worden said that the center has accumulated necessary for a joint project with Nissan experience. “In Ames was created software rover robotic systems of the International Space Station (ISS) and the new generation air traffic control system. And this is only a small part of our work. We hope that the fruits of our cooperation will help us in the new works on the theme of aerospace, “- added Warden.
Director of Nissan, Carlos Ghosn said that the consumers will get emerging technologies in the period from 2016 to 2020. By this time, Nissan plans to release a machine capable of independently controlled in any situation, including in the bustling city traffic.
Note that now many companies are showing interest in the prospects of unmanned vehicles. One of the last demonstrated a prototype in this area became a hydrogen concept Mercedes-Benz F 015 and the first working model of the car Google.