Renault-Nissan reveal driverless roll-out

Renault-Nissan reveal driverless roll-out

A succession of driverless vehicles are to be developed by the Renault-Nissan Alliance between now and the end of the decade, it has been announced.

The alliance says it will roll out more than 10 models with autonomous technology over the next four years, with the vehicles set to be available to motorists in the UK, Europe and the US as well as Japan and China.

Promising that prices will be affordable, it says the cars will be "mainstream" ones that are aimed at the mass market.

Carlos Ghosn, chairman and chief executive officer of the Renault-Nissan Alliance, says the year ahead will see it rolling out technology to enable vehicles to drive autonomously on a single lane of a motorway.

Multiple-lane control, he adds, will be possible by 2018 with vehicles able to negotiate busy inner-city roads without the need for a driver by the end of the decade.

Mr Ghosn says the alliance is committed to achieving zero emissions as well as "zero fatalities".

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