Nissan has clarified its vision of the future for autonomous and zero-emission electric vehicles in the form of the IDS Concept. New technologies coming from the automaker will do no less than revolutionize the relationship between car and driver, and future mobility, promised Nissan president and CEO Carlos Ghosn. The IDS Concept integrates advanced vehicle control and safety technologies with artificial intelligence. “Nissan Intelligent Driving improves a driver’s ability to see, think and react,” he said, “It compensates for human error, which causes more than 90 percent of all car accidents.” Even when the driver selects “Piloted Drive” and turns over driving to the vehicle, the car’s performance imitates the driver’s own driving style and preferences, Ghosn said.
The IDS’s claim to fame is its self-driving capability. There’s also increased electric range and full carbon-fiber construction to brag about. Could its basic shape end up being the next Nissan Leaf?