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Last Updated : Feb 24, 2018 11:34 AM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

Look Ma, no Hands! See Nissan’s self-driving electric vehicle Leaf

Japanese car maker Nissan has unveiled its all-electric self-driving vehicle Leaf and will be testing it under the ‘Easy Ride’ service in Japan.

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Nissan Motor Co has launched the new version of its all-electric vehicle Leaf in seven markets of the Asia-Pacific region. (Image: Reuters)
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Nissan Motor Co has launched the new version of its all-electric vehicle Leaf in seven markets of the Asia-Pacific region. (Image: Reuters)

Nissan will launch the model in Australia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand during the next fiscal year and may introduce it in Indonesia and the Philippines. (Image: Reuters)
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Nissan will launch the model in Australia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand during the next fiscal year and may introduce it in Indonesia and the Philippines. (Image: Reuters)

The public field tests of its ‘Easy Ride’ service in Yokohama next month, making Nissan among the first major carmakers to test its ride-hailing software developed in-house, using its own Leaf fleet of self-driving electric cars. (Image: Reuters)
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The public field tests of its ‘Easy Ride’ service in Yokohama next month, making Nissan among the first major carmakers to test its ride-hailing software developed in-house, using its own Leaf fleet of self-driving electric cars. (Image: Reuters)

Easy Ride, is meant to feel more like a concierge service on wheels, making - for example - restaurant recommendations while the car is on the move. (Image: Reuters)
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Easy Ride, is meant to feel more like a concierge service on wheels, making - for example - restaurant recommendations while the car is on the move. (Image: Reuters)

Nissan feels the technology is a "very good bridge" to attract car buyers to try electric vehicles as it gave the experience of driving an electric car, but did not require charging stations. (Image: Reuters)
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Nissan feels the technology is a "very good bridge" to attract car buyers to try electric vehicles as it gave the experience of driving an electric car, but did not require charging stations. (Image: Reuters)

First Published on Feb 24, 2018 11:16 am
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