Nissan files patent applications for electronic devices

Company plans to have commercially viable autonomous drive vehicles on road by 2020

Nissan applies for patents on autonomous driving

Japanese automobile major Nissan Motor has filed a series of patent applications on electronic devices to control and assist a driver of vehicles. These include a calculation of the travel route, controlling of travel, self-calculation of the vehicle position and recognising traffic lights by using electronic devices. The company recently described its plan to have commercially viable autonomous-drive vehicles on the road by 2020. It had earlier launched a semi-autonomous driving system in Japan and has been looking at doing so elsewhere. The patent details filed with ...