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Nissan autonomous driving technology to arrive in cars in 2020

Nissan autonomous driving technology to arrive in cars in 2020

Nissan has been hard at work on its autonomous -- aka, "self-driving" -- car technology, which we got an in-depth look at this past summer. While there is a lot of work remaining, auto makers are scrambling to get their technology into the public's hands. Today Nissan has pegged an initial launch date for its autonomous technology, with the first cars utilizing the platform arriving in 2020.

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Nissan BladeGlider concept hints at Nissan’s EV future

Nissan BladeGlider concept hints at Nissan’s EV future

Nissan has unveiled a new concept car that will be making its official world debut at the Tokyo Motor Show. The car is called the Nissan BladeGlider and the automaker says the vehicle is a proposal for the future direction of Nissan electric vehicles development and an exploratory prototype of an upcoming production vehicle. The car has a shape similar to the Nissan DeltaWing racing car from above.

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Nissan Z35 to possibly fulfill 2011 Esflow concept at Tokyo Motor Show

Nissan Z35 to possibly fulfill 2011 Esflow concept at Tokyo Motor Show

Nissan is set to reveal a new coupe that is rumored to resemble the company's 2011 Esflow concept car. Codenamed Z35, the new coupe is aimed at twentysomethings, Nissan executive vice president Andy Palmer told Motor Trend. It will compete with the Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ.

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2014 Nissan Rogue first-drive

2014 Nissan Rogue first-drive

You might not guess it, but Nissan's Rogue is the second most popular model in the company's range when it comes to US sales, and that means there's plenty riding on the 2014 Rogue. Bigger, and promising more refinement, more flexibility, and more toys as standard, the new Rogue will hit forecourts from November 13th priced from $22,490, with both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive versions and optional third-row seating. We grabbed some time behind the wheel to see if this is the compact crossover SUV to beat.

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Nissan recalls 153,000 SUVs over braking issues

Nissan recalls 153,000 SUVs over braking issues

Following yesterday's Hyundai Genesis recall, another auto maker has recalled some of its vehicles over braking problems, this time around being Nissan. About 153,000 of the maker's SUVs are being recalled, according to the NHTSA, with many of them being the new 2013 and 2014 Pathfinders. Suzuki has also recalled about 210,000 motorcycles over braking issues.

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Tesla AT&T deal confirmed with mobile hotspot in pipeline

Tesla AT&T deal confirmed with mobile hotspot in pipeline

Tesla's in-car telematics system relies on AT&T's HSPA+ network, the carrier has confirmed for the first time, part of AT&T's attempt to push its new mobility options which include intelligent SIMs that can split payments between car manufacturers and drivers. The system, which Tesla currently uses for sending telematics and car status data from the Model S back to home base, as well as to stream media content to the dashboard and show other infotainment content, will soon be opened up to using the car as a mobile hotspot, allowing passengers to get online through a shared connection.

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Nissan self-driving Leaf first to ride on Japanese roads

Nissan self-driving Leaf first to ride on Japanese roads

Nissan is taking its self-driving car to the roads of Japan, securing a street-legal license plate for its autonomous Leaf prototype so that it can begin public testing. The car - which took us for a self-driving spin back in August - uses an amped-up version of Nissan's Safety Shield technology, and is part of the Japanese company's aim to have autonomous vehicles ready for the masses by 2020.

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Toyota and Nissan announce recalls over rollaway risk and sensor issues

Toyota and Nissan announce recalls over rollaway risk and sensor issues

Both Toyota and Nissan have issued recalls for select models they offer, with Toyota recalling a tad under 700,000 Sienna minivans and Nissan recalling over 900,000 models. In Nissan's case, some of its cars are experiencing problems with an accelerator sensor that could fail, causing the car to stall. Toyota's Sienna minivans, meanwhile, have an issue with a shift lever making a rollaway situation possible.

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Ford Battles Nissan for City Contracts with Taxi of the Future

Ford Battles Nissan for City Contracts with Taxi of the Future

Nissan may have cornered the biggest compact van taxi market in the United States with its exclusive Taxi of Tomorrow contract with New York City, but Ford is looking to retaliate in other big markets with its own compact van taxi, the Taxi of the Future. Although lacking in such futuristic features as hoverboard technology and roof-hinged doors, Ford's pluckily branded continuation of its Transit Connect line of compact vans does include improvements like greater fuel efficiency, a certified wheelchair access upgrade, and more luggage space than its predecessors. The company introduced the model Sunday at the Internal Association of Transportation Regulators Conference in St. Louis.

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Nissan partners with Apple for iTunes Radio exclusive

Nissan partners with Apple for iTunes Radio exclusive

Speaking up today on their impending partnership, Nissan and Apple have let it be known that they'll be moving forward on iTunes Radio for automobiles. This move will make Nissan the "exclusive automotive launch partner" for iTunes Radio, and will allow it to retain this title "through 2013." The environment known as iTunes Radio was introduced to the public earlier this month on the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c with the mobile operating system iOS 7.

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2014 Nissan Rogue introduced with complete redesign

2014 Nissan Rogue introduced with complete redesign

Nissan has taken the wraps off its 2014 Rogue, the latest in five 2013 and 2014 models that the auto maker says it has completely redesigned. With the vehicle comes a variety of features, among them being technologies like NissanConnect with Navigation and Apps, as well as optional extra seating and a new cargo system.

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Nissan Nismo Concept Watch unveiled, monitors your health and social networks

Nissan Nismo Concept Watch unveiled, monitors your health and social networks

Following the rising popularity of wearable devices, Nissan has just launched its own Nismo Concept Watch ahead of the Frankfurt Motor Show this month. But rather than doing the normal things you think a smartwatch would do, the Nisma Concept's features focuses on keeping tabs on both the car and driver's status in order to improve the performance of Nissan motorsports athletes.

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