Japanese vehicle manufacturer Nissan has pledged to make driverless cars by 2020. The company made the announcement at an event in California.
AP reports that the company hopes to have autonomous driving system in multiple vehicles by 2020.
According to Gizmodo, the technology is being developed by researchers from Stanford University, MIT, Oxford University, Carnegie Melon University and the University of Tokyo.
The self-driving cars will be tested on a track that Nissan has built in Japan. Everyday driving situations will be replicated within the testing procedures.
The cars will completely autonomous and, according to the company, upgrading a luxury sedan to a luxury autonomous sedan will be cost only $US1000.
Nissan already offers some technology that's used in autonomous cars, such as motion-detecting cameras.