Japanese Manufacturers Hot on the Tail of US/European Firms in Self-Driving Cars

Toyota, Nissan, and Honda Enter the Fray

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English
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PDF
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1.48 MB
Print Length
14 Pages
Publisher
Nikkei Business Publications,Inc.
Published
May 2014
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Report Description

The competition in self-driving cars is intensifying worldwide, and now Japan is moving to catch up to industry leaders in Europe and the US. Toyota, Nissan, and Honda have all shown test vehicles, and the government is preparing the regulatory and legal environment to allow them on public roads.

Toyota has already announced a commercial roll-out target of the late 20-teens, and Nissan by 2020. Honda is advancing its own plans. This article covers the technologies and achievements of all three companies.

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Table of contents

Level 4 in 2025 or Beyond

Nissan Motor: Estimating Vehicle Position without GPS

Toyota Motor: Handling Sharp Curves with Map Data

Honda Motor: D-GPS Reference Stations

Extracting Characteristics Map Points

Ecosystem Change: Parts Manufacturers Gearing Up for Semiautonomous Driving

Figures:

Fig. 1: Public Roads Trials Finally Begin in Japan
Fig. 2: Toyota's Semiautonomous Driving for Expressways
Fig. 3: Abe Cabinet Pushes Autonomous Driving Technology
Fig. 4: Work on Defining "Self-Driving Vehicles" Progressing in the US
Fig. 5: Nissan Demonstrates Self-Driving Technology at CEATEC
Fig. 6: Honda Demonstrates Semiautonomous Driving Technology under Development
Fig. 7: 3D Map Data Crucial
Fig. 8: Zenrin 3D Map Data for Semiautonomous Driving
Fig. 9: Demonstration of Denso's Automatic Parking System
Fig. 10: Test Car for the Aisin Group's Automatic Parking System
Fig. 11: Automatic Parking System under Development by the Hitachi Group

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