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Nissan Leaf Self-Driving Car First-Drive

Nissan Leaf Self-Driving Car First-Drive

Autonomous cars aren't just the preserve of Google and MIT; Nissan has been working on its own self-driving technology, and we took a ride in the custom Leaf EV to see just how the future feels. The technology uses a special, second-gen version of the Safety Shield technology Nissan will debut on production models this year, upgraded with extra cameras and laser radar systems to identify and track other road users, pedestrians, and the surrounding terrain, and navigate through accordingly.

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Nissan Safety Shield upgrade makes Leaf EV self-driving

Nissan Safety Shield upgrade makes Leaf EV self-driving

Nissan has demonstrated a new version of its Safety Shield technology, adding 360-degree sensors to a custom Leaf EV that, with onboard AI, tease the company's ongoing work on autonomous, self-driving cars. Safety Shield, the first version of which will debut on production Nissans later this year, monitors activity around the car; in its new prototypes, shown off for the first time at Nissan 360, the Leaf adds to those senses with full camera coverage from every angle to track potential risks, pedestrians, other vehicles, and road signs.

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Nissan Titan V8 turbo-diesel set to deliver mid-500lb-ft torque

Nissan Titan V8 turbo-diesel set to deliver mid-500lb-ft torque

Nissan will fit its next-gen Titan pickup with a new Cummins V8 turbo diesel, the car company has announced, a torque-rich new powerplant promising more than 300 HP. Expected to offer mid-500s lb-ft torque from its 5.0-liter V8, the new engine comes after Nissan's research indicated it could add around 300,000 brand-switching Titan buyers if only it threw in an up-to-date diesel option.

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AT&T SiriusXM deal puts always-connected telematics in Nissan vehicles

AT&T SiriusXM deal puts always-connected telematics in Nissan vehicles

Technology in the car is becoming more and more ubiquitous, thanks to car makers putting in touchscreen controls, navigation systems, and mobile internet to provide real-time information to drivers. Nissan wants to get in on the fun and has put SiriusXM to the task of implementing a telematics system inside Nissan vehicles, and the company has partnered up with AT&T to make that happen.

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Renault-Nissan modular car chunks could see 40% savings

Renault-Nissan modular car chunks could see 40% savings

Renault and Nissan have shown off the common car concept which the two companies expect to save up to 40-percent of new model developments, by reusing key chunks of engine, underbody, and electronic tech. The Renault-Nissan Common Module Family (CMF) consists of five key segments which, once initially developed, can be adopted across anything from compact cars to big luxury sedans, with new modules planed for SUVs, minivans, and more.

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