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Autonomous Drive Tackling New Highways

July 1 – Sagamihara, Japan – Kanagawa Governor Yuji Kuroiwa took his second ride in Nissan’s Autonomous Drive (AD) vehicle over the weekend, opening a new highway link between his prefecture and neighboring Tokyo.

Kanagawa, home to Nissan’s Global Headquarters, technical and logistic centers, and multiple production plants, will host an Autonomous Drive proving ground near Nissan’s Oppama factory.

Governor Kuroiwa joined Nissan’s Vice Chairman Toshiyuki Shiga in the AD car, traveling the 13.4-kilometer parade stretch in under 20 minutes.

Highlights of the highway’s opening ceremony, the AD highway trip, and Governor Kuroiwa’s comments on the outlook for Autonomous Drive technology can be seen in the above video.


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