Nissan, in partnership with researchers, has concluded an experiment with the goal of using the technology to end traffic jams and improve overall mobility. Along with the Circles Consortium that includes researchers from Vanderbilt University, UC Berkeley, Temple University and Rutgers-Camden University, Nissan has partnered with the Tennessee Department of Transportation to conduct an experiment aimed at boosting savings. fuel and reduce traffic.
Stakeholders conducted a five-day open road test November 14-18 on a newly opened, sensor-laden section of Interstate 24 called I-24 Motion. They used 100 specially equipped Nissan Rogues for this purpose. The test was conducted with the aim of testing the AI-equipped cruise control system and seeing how it affects the speed and driving behavior of surrounding cars.
According to the team’s initial findings, an AI-equipped vehicle can create a positive spillover effect to help solve human-caused traffic congestion between 20 surrounding cars. “Nissan has always been at the forefront of automotive innovation and with our long-term vision, NISSAN Ambitious 2030, we know our future is autonomous, connected and powered by electricity,” said Liam Pedersen, vice president at the Nissan Research Center in Silicon Valley, California.
The Circles team will use the next few months to analyze data from a five-day trial on the “smart highway” I-24 Motion.
I-24 Motion is the only real-world automotive test environment of its kind in the world. Stretching 4 miles southeast of downtown Nashville, it is equipped with 300 4K digital sensors capable of recording 260 million vehicle miles per year. On a single day in November, it recorded a total of 143,010 miles and 3,780 hours of driving.
This permanent infrastructure will always act as a test bed for researchers. Toyota North America and General Motors also supported the five-day test in November, delivering two additional test units: the Toyota RAV4 and the Cadillac XT5.
Date of first publication: November 30, 2022, 14:13 pm IST