The companies, which began a technical field test using an autonomous vehicle this year, will recruit participants for the March field test until January.
Using Nissan's Intelligent Mobility vision, and data collected on electrified and connected vehicles, plus DeNA's expertise in the development and operation of driverless mobility services using the Internet and artificial intelligence, both companies are now ready to test their product on the roads of the Minatomirai district of Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan from March 5, 2018, to March 18, 2018.
While Ghosn still has two years left to accomplish that goal, recently Nissan has exposed a new undertaking, saying it will proceed to start an automatic driving taxi. Nissa and DeNA will combine Nissan's smart mobile vision, automotive electrification and auto networking technologies with DeNA's Internet, artificial intelligence, driverless mobile software services through a modified Nissan Leaf unmanned electric vehicle in a manned test area.
In Japan, Nissan and DeNA will face competition from Japanese robotics maker ZMP Inc, which is working with a Tokyo taxi operator to develop a self-driving taxi service it hopes to have up and running during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Nissan Motor Company is expected to roll out its self-driving cars by 2o22. The only thing the passenger needs to do is to select a destination.
Called Easy Ride, the vehicles will work alongside a mobile app that enables users to hail one of the cars as and when they need one.
Elsewhere, DeNA has also been working on the rollout of self-driving shuttle buses in ritual communities - with the idea being that such services could be used to provide transportation for elderly residents in such locations. Honda also has plans to launch a self-driving vehicle.
According to reliable sources, again reported by Sina, participants in this test will sign a contract on Easy Ride's website and estimated tests of self-driving taxi will start in March 2018. If you liked this article and think it may help your friends, consider sharing or tweeting it to your followers.