After testing the waters in Japan and the United States, Nissan has taken its self-driving Leaf across the pond to London.
Nissan started testing its autonomous Leaf in the UK, offering demonstrations in London. Participants (with a qualified person behind the wheel, of course) were able to experience the self-driving tech, which includes laser scanners, radar, cameras and a unique interface.
Don't expectto sprout self-driving capabilities, though. Nissan has plans for all that. First, it will debut a new Leaf -- in the "near future," it says -- with ProPilot. This is Nissan's light autonomous system that will hold the vehicle at a certain speed and keep it between the lines in a single lane on the highway.
This system debuted in 2016 in the Japanese-market Serena. It will also make its way to an updated version of the Qashqai, which will enter the US market this year as the .
And that's just the beginning, as noted in Nissan's CES 2017 keynote speech. Later on, Nissan plans to introduce a beefier semiautonomous system, which will include automatic lane changes on highways. That one is slated for a 2018 arrival.
More involved autonomy won't arrive until 2020, and when it does, it will enable self-driving on urban roads and through intersections.