Nissan to demonstrate driverless cars on streets of London

Nissan has announced that it will begin real-world demonstrations of its autonomous driving technology on the streets of London this February.

Passengers, including government officials and technical and safety experts, will be given the opportunity to experience and test the technology in a live environment in a modified Nissan LEAF.

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Business secretary Greg Clark talks to engineers at Nissan’s European technical centre in Cranfield

These will be the first demonstrations of Nissan’s autonomous drive technology on public roads in Europe.

The news follows recent announcements that both the refreshed Qashqai and the new LEAF, both coming soon, will be equipped with autonomous drive technology to enable single lane autonomous driving on motorways.

The announcement was made following a visit to the Nissan Technical Centre Europe (NTCE) in Cranfield, Bedfordshire, by the business secretary Greg Clark.