Nissan’s self-driving test car tackles London streets

Nissan Motors' autonomous drive vehicle is displayed at the company's showroom in Yokohama on May 13, 2015. Nissan on May 13 said its fiscal-year net profit soared 17.6 percent to 4.2 billion USD, crediting a weak yen and new model rollouts for buoyant results that drove past its own earlier forecasts.  AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA        (Photo credit should read TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images) Nissan is testing its self-driving vehicles on European streets for the first time, with a rollout begun Monday in London. The tests, reported by Reuters, involved modified Nissan Leaf electric vehicles equipped with a range of sensors and onboard computing power, going as fast as 50 miles per-hour, and transitioning between small local roads and larger, multi-lane thoroughfares.
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