Renault-Nissan confirms autonomous drive and connectivity timeline towards 2020
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Just as the new year dawned, the Renault-Nissan Alliance confirmed it will launch more than 10 new models with autonomous drive technology in the next four years.
Mike Whitfield, Managing Director, Nissan South Africa, said upon this confirmation, that the Renault-Nissan Alliance is deeply committed to zero emissions and zero fatalities, the reason for developing autonomous driving and connectivity for mainstream vehicle mass-market.
Safety and efficiency of vehicles across the Renault-Nissan Alliance have increased dramatically over the years. Fatal and serious injuries in Nissan vehicles decreased by 61% over 20 years in Japan, and in Renault vehicles in France with 80% in 15 years. Autonomous drive is expected to further reduce driver error, which is responsible for up to 90% of all fatalities.
Renault-Nissan will also launch a suite of new connectivity applications that will make it …read more