|Nissan Leaf interior. Image credit: Karlis Dambrans on Flickr|
Technology has found a new partnership to bring transportation into the future: NASA is partnering with Nissan North America (NNA) to develop autonomous driving technologies that could one day be used in consumer vehicles, Mars rovers, and other space exploration. At NASA's Ames Research Center, NNA is developing, testing, and assessing remote operation of autonomous vehicles similar to NASA's remote operation of planetary rovers. The testing has mostly been in the Nissan Leaf, an electric car with added robotic software.
The article was posted in the Urban Transportation Monitor, Volume 31, No 2 (March 31, 2017).