Nissan spurns lidar tech, new  latest self-driving technology,…

Nissan spurns lidar tech, new  latest self-driving technology, which enables hands-free driving in single lanes on highways on predefined routes.

“At the moment, lidar lacks the capabilities to exceed the capabilities of the latest technology in radar and cameras,” Tetsuya Iijima, general manager of advanced technology development for automated driving, told reporters at Nissan’s headquarters.

“It would be fantastic if lidar technology was at the level that we could use it in our systems, but it’s not. There’s an imbalance between its cost and its capabilities.”

Apart from sonar, side radar and around-view monitoring cameras, Nissan said it has developed a “tri-cam” that focuses on three points to the front and sides of the vehicle to capture a wide area of view.

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