NASA and Nissan Collaborating To Develop Self-Driving Cars

By: | January 11th, 2015

Wired is reporting that NASA and Nissan have entered a five-year agreement in order to work with each other to develop self-driving cars.

Nissan will be granted access to utilize NASA’s Ames Research Center to test the company’s self-driving zero-emission vehicles as part of Nissan’s initiative to have a self-driving test car on the road by the end of 2015 and in dealerships by 2020.

As part of the deal, NASA will get “expertise in innovative component technologies for autonomous vehicles, shared research to inform development of vehicular transport applications, and access to appropriate prototype systems and provision of test beds for robotic software.”

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