Nissan: Nissan introduces driverless towing complement during Oppama Plant

Posted on 06. Dec, 2016 by in Nissan Canada


YOKOHAMA, Japan – Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. currently announced a introduction of Intelligent Vehicle Towing (IVT), a entirely programmed automobile towing system, during a Oppama Plant.

Nissan has worked on creation a attribute between people, cars and multitude some-more sparkling underneath a Intelligent Mobility vision, a horizon for how cars will be driven, powered, and integrated into society. This new project, that utilizes mapping and communication technologies to couple an intelligent and all-electric automobile to infrastructure, is a step towards a fulfilment of Nissan Intelligent Integration.

About a technology
The IVT complement uses a mutated Nissan LEAF to autonomously draw trollies carrying finished vehicles between designated loading and unloading points during a plant.

Unlike required involuntary guided automobile systems for transporting parts, that mostly need a designation of rails or endless use of captivating tape, this complement does not need any special infrastructure to operate. The towing automobile is versed with an array of cameras and laser scanners that detect line markings, curbs and intensity obstacles or hazards around a vehicle. By cross-referencing this information with map data, a towing automobile calculates a possess location, negotiating a track to a finish unaided. The towing automobile travels within a speed boundary of a factory, and automatically stops if it detects an barrier or jeopardy ahead, before environment off again when it has dynamic that a highway forward is clear.

The towing track can simply be altered to accommodate changes in prolongation processes or automobile ride routes. All driverless towing cars are connected to a executive trade control system, that can guard a location, pushing speed, remaining battery and operational standing of any vehicle. When dual driverless towing cars accommodate during an intersection, a control system’s algorithm determines that automobile should be given right-of-way, and in box of emergency, a complement can stop a vehicles remotely.

Background of development
The Oppama Plant’s existent logistics complement requires finished vehicles to be ecstatic from a finish of a prolongation line to a facility’s dedicated quay by a group of drivers, during that indicate they are installed onto ships. Introducing IVT will concede Nissan to urge prolongation efficiency.

Since hearing operations of a complement began roughly a year ago, some-more than 1,600 exam runs have been carried out during a plant. The information acquired has been employed to safeguard that a complement can work reliably within a plant’s premises. A reserve complement and a fail-safe complement have been grown to opposite intensity risks or astonishing conditions a IVT complement might face during unconstrained driving, including inauspicious continue and low light conditions. Nissan will continue to exam a complement during a Oppama Plant, and will inspect a probability of doing during other production comforts both in and outward Japan.

Nissan has been building unconstrained pushing record for decades. In August, a association launched ProPILOT, an award-winning single-lane unconstrained pushing record for highway use. IVT serve showcases Nissan’s holistic proceed to mobility, expanding a advantages of driverless technologies over personal usage.

The information and expertise performed by this plan will assistance to capacitate broader adoption of unconstrained pushing technology, in sequence to yield new solutions to a customers, and to a society.

About Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
Nissan is a tellurian full-line automobile manufacturer that sells some-more than 60 models underneath a Nissan, Infiniti and Datsun brands. In mercantile year 2015, a association sole some-more than 5.4 million vehicles globally, generating income of 12.2 trillion yen. Nissan engineers, manufactures and markets a world’s best-selling all-electric automobile in history, a Nissan LEAF. Nissan’s tellurian domicile in Yokohama, Japan manages operations in 6 regions: ASEAN Oceania; Africa, Middle East India; China; Europe; Latin America and North America. Nissan has been partnered with French manufacturer Renault given 1999 and Mitsubishi Motors given 2016 underneath a Renault-Nissan Alliance.

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