Renault Nissan CEO Says Autonomous Cars Should Arrive Before 2018
Jun 30, 2014 10:22
Renault-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn says that self-driving cars could arrive on the roads before 2018, if legal issues don't get in the way. They've already created the Next 2 prototype version of the Zoe EV which allows drivers to let go of the controls at speeds below 30km/h.
Nissan is also working on autonomous driving technology and said it would bring self-driving vehicles to market by 2020.
“The problem isn’t technology, it’s legislation, and the whole question of responsibility that goes with these cars moving around... and especially who is responsible once there is no longer anyone inside,” Ghosn was quoted as saying by Reuters at a French Automobile Club event.
The push to make the road safer by limiting – and punishing – distracted drivers reached a new stage when recent studies revealed that distracted driving is more dangerous than drunk driving. We’ve seen similar studies in the past, including experiments done by the TV show Mythbusters and Car and Driver magazine. Read more