Driverless Nissan LEAF Completes UK’s Longest Autonomous Trip

A driverless Nissan Leaf has completed the longest unaided journey for an autonomous vehicle in the UK as part of a research project.

The 230-mile journey was for HumanDrive, a £13.5 million project jointly funded by the UK government through the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV) and Innovate UK, and nine other consortium partners. The journey from Cranfield, Bedfordshire, to Sunderland was the result of 30 months of work between consortium partners and Nissan engineers.