Nissan pledges affordable self-driving car models by 2020

The company’s approach involves laser scanners, “Around View” cameras, artificial intelligence, and actuators. As with Google’s approach, Nissan is building the necessary smarts completely within the vehicle so that external data sources aren’t required. Nissan has been working with researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford, Oxford, Carnegie Mellon University, and the University of Tokyo on the approach.