Seamless Autonomous Mobility (SAM)


Seamless Autonomous Mobility: The Ultimate Nissan Intelligent Integration

Nissan launched "Seamless Autonomous Mobility (SAM)" system developed with NASA to realize a fully autonomous mobility.
It partners in-vehicle artificial intelligence (AI) with remote human support to help driverless autonomous vehicles make decisions in unpredictable situations such as obstructions on the road. It also gathers information of all vehicles into the Cloud and build the knowledge of in-vehicle AI. This technology will enable millions of autonomous vehicles operate safely and smoothly on the road sooner with human support.

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Vehicle can tell the traffic state, and even recognize some hand gestures, but human judgment is required for the appropriate course.

When driverless vehicle finds obstacles on the road, it brings itself to a safe stop and requests help from the command center. The request is routed to the mobility manager, who decides on the correct action, and create a safe path around the obstruction.

As this is all happening, other autonomous vehicles in the area are also communicating with SAM. The system learns and shares the new information created by the Mobility Manager. Once the solution is found, it's sent to the other vehicles.
NASA's VERVE software, used to visualize and supervise interplanetary robots, was the starting point for Nissan's SAM platform. NASA's robots use autonomous technology to avoid obstacles and calculate safe driving paths through unpredictable and uncertain environments. Where the environment makes autonomous decision-making difficult, NASA supervisors draw the desired route and send to the robot for execution.

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