Japanese automaker Nissan Motor has introduced driver-assist features that enable its new minivan model to handle congested highway traffic on its own.
Nissan showed the minivan equipped with limited autonomous driving technology to media on Wednesday.
The firm said the model has an advanced camera that can recognize other vehicles and white lines between lanes.
The car can accelerate, brake and navigate highway traffic in one lane.
It’s designed to keep a safe distance from the vehicle ahead of it by controlling the gas and brake pedals on congested expressways.
The car can also navigate curves. Drivers, however, must keep their hands on the steering wheel.
Nissan says the model will be the first Japanese car with such self-driving technology to go on sale.
The firm says the minivan will go on sale in Japan in late August for less than 3 million yen, or about 29,000 dollars.
Source and image: NHK