It’s apparent that many manufacturers are looking for the same concept, and Asian car-makers are aiming for autonomous and green cars to possibly rival the Silicon Valley contestants in the United States. The topic of driverless cars has been on the mind of multiple big name brands.
It seems inevitable that we will be getting these high-tech vehicles on the roads within the next 2 to 5 years. Companies are testing them out on the roads, and more funds seem aimed at that industry. Now, the matter remains to see which of the multiple companies tackling the issue will come out on top.
Beyond American companies like Tesla Motors and Google, both the European and Asian manufacturers will have something to say on the matter. The latter is also joining in on the trend. Green, battery-powered, self-driving (be it fully or semi-autonomous) vehicles will be brought forward on the list of options by multiple car-makers.
Some of them will provide an official showing at the Tokyo Motor Show, to be held from October 28th to November 8th. This will be the event’s 44th edition, and will be featuring an excellent number of 160 exhibitors, with auto giants and parts suppliers from numerous countries.
It will focus on the growing trend of driverless cars that will match or even surpass the technology shown by Silicon Valley companies, according to editor for Automative News, Hans Greimel. There will be ample of improvements and new green technologies to be revealed. Along with a wider diversity of autonomous cars.
Notably, Toyota, Nissan, and Honda will be exhibiting their next-generation cell-fueled offerings. Nissan has been praising their futuristic design, namely the Leaf Piloted Drive 1.0 Concept. It will be one of the official showings at the event, to be fully displayed in all its high-tech and eco glory.
Nissan’s vehicle will arrive with a wide variety of sensors, cameras, and scanners to aid in driving through traffic without even touching the wheel. Reportedly, it will make the occupants feel as if they’re in the hands of a “skilled driver”. As for power, the company also boats that their design will be able to travel 107 miles on just one charge, due to its powerful 30kW battery pack.
Nissan’s Leaf Piloted Drive 1.0 is planned to launch at some point in 2020.
Toyota, on the other hand, is boasting their upcoming model’s ability to turn into a “digital space” once parked. The auto-maker will also be working against the issue of gas emissions, with its ambitions set high at stopping the design of fossil-fuel based cars by 2050.
Honda, however, will be stepping forward with their fuel-cell based features that can keep their design going for 430 miles. However, more details about the futuristic vehicles that will be seen across the roads will arrive once the Tokyo Motor Show begins.
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