Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn has revealed new details about his company's plan autonomous driving systems.

Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn has revealed new details about his company's plan autonomous driving systems.

Things will kick off late next year when the company launches a Traffic Jam Pilot system which will enable the car to drive itself in heavy, stop-and-go traffic.

Two years later, in 2018, Renault-Nissan will introduce a system which will enable cars to "autonomously negotiate hazards and change lanes."  Shortly thereafter, the company will introduce vehicles that can "navigate without driver intervention in nearly all situations, including complex city driving."

While Ghosn is upbeat about autonomous driving technology, he says a fully autonomous car - which requires no one to operate - won't arrive until "much further into the future – at least a decade away."  He went on to say fully autonomous driving systems will likely exist "well before" they are allowed to be used because there's a "host of regulatory, legal and security issues that must be resolved first."

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