Nissan is working on a new ADAS with its active safety assistance technology. To do this, the information comes from the sensors that we already know, namely radars, cameras and lidars. But this information is interpreted much more quickly and completely. They thus make it possible to automatically carry out avoidance maneuvers for example, but not only. Nissan aptly baptizes this technology Ground Truth Perception, or “ground truth perception”. This should allow level 3 and above autonomous driving, a goal still claimed by Nissan.
This active safety assistance technology developed by Nissan analyzes in real time, with a high degree of precision, the shape and distance of objects, as well as the structure of the area surrounding the vehicle. Using this information, the system instantly analyzes the situation in which the vehicle finds itself. It also performs an evaluation to automatically perform collision avoidance operations.
This technology can also detect slow traffic or road obstacles in the distance, and execute lane changes accordingly. Another side benefit but one that remains a problem for all real-time connected driver assistance systems is that this technology can provide increased assistance to drivers in areas that do not provide enough detailed map information.
Cooperation with Silicon Valley
Nissan is not alone in developing active safety assistance technology. The manufacturer relies on the American engineering company based in Silicon Valley, LuminarTech, which manages the lidar technology. Another California company in the field of advanced collision avoidance control, Applied Intuition. This specialist is developing a very sophisticated simulation system for high-precision control in a digital environment. Nissan never cites the principle of artificial intelligence. An AI that, like autonomous driving, could intimidate its future drivers.