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Nissan heads to Europe with its self-driving Leaf

The automaker has kicked off the next stage of its multicontinent autonomous development program.

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Want to check out an autonomous Leaf on the road?

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Head on over to London!

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After tests in Japan and the US, Nissan is letting its self-driving Leaf loose on British roads.

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The Leaf's equipment includes laser scanners, radar, cameras and a unique interface.

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You shouldn't expect the Leaf to sprout (get it?) self-driving capabilities, though.

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Nissan is waiting until the next generation of Leaf to roll out its ProPilot system in the US.

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ProPilot keeps the vehicle in its lane on the highway without driver input.

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In 2018, Nissan will release a system that does what ProPilot does, but with lane-change capacities, too.

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In 2020, it hopes to have a vehicle that can autonomously navigate urban roads and intersections.

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Until then, let's hope the tech required to grant autonomy won't be so... obvious.

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LONDON (Feb. 27, 2017) – As part of its commitment to creating a zero-emission, zero-fatality future for mobility, Nissan today showed to the media its real-world testing of next generation autonomous drive prototype vehicles taking place in the east of London.

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LONDON (Feb. 27, 2017) – As part of its commitment to creating a zero-emission, zero-fatality future for mobility, Nissan today showed to the media its real-world testing of next generation autonomous drive prototype vehicles taking place in the east of London.

Nissan Autonomous Leaf
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LONDON (Feb. 27, 2017) – As part of its commitment to creating a zero-emission, zero-fatality future for mobility, Nissan today showed to the media its real-world testing of next generation autonomous drive prototype vehicles taking place in the east of London.

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LONDON (Feb. 27, 2017) – As part of its commitment to creating a zero-emission, zero-fatality future for mobility, Nissan today showed to the media its real-world testing of next generation autonomous drive prototype vehicles taking place in the east of London.

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