By Jennifer Geiger on Thu Jul 17 19:29:58 GMT-06:00 2014
During the next several years Nissan has some big plans for its vehicles — and most of them don't involve the driver. The automaker announced plans to make several autonomous vehicle technologies available on its cars over the next few years, with the ultimate goal of a completely self-driving car.
Starting in 2016, Nissan hopes to equip its vehicles with traffic-jam pilot, which will drive the vehicle in stop-and-go traffic, and an automatic parking system, similar to what's already offered by several automakers. By 2018, Nissan hopes to launch a system that allows the car to change lanes without driver input, and before the end of the decade, another that autonomously pilots the car across intersections.
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Assistant Managing Editor Jennifer Geiger is a reviewer, car-seat technician and mom of three. She wears a lot of hats, many of them while driving a minivan. Email Jennifer