Nissan previews ‘ground truth perception’ ADAS capabilities

Nissan has released details of its latest driver-assistance technology, which it says uses highly accurate, real-time information about a vehicle’s surrounding environment to dramatically enhance collision avoidance.

The ground truth perception technology, currently in development, fuses information from next-generation high-performance lidar, radar and cameras. The technology can detect the shape and distance of objects, as well as the structure of the area surrounding the vehicle, in real time with a high degree of accuracy.

Using this information, Nissan says it is possible for the vehicle to instantly analyze the current situation, judge and automatically perform required collision-avoidance operations. This technology can also detect slowed traffic and road obstacles in the distance and execute lane changes accordingly. Importantly, the technology can also provide increased support to drivers in areas where detailed map information is not available.