- Nissan has set a record in the United Kingdom with regard to the longest and most complex trip ever recorded
- A Nissan car finished the 230-mile journey as the car manufacturers attempt to take advantage of driverless technology
- Advanced positioning technology such as GPS, radar and light detection and ranging equipment were used in the project
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A Nissan car has been recorded as having completed the longest and most complex trip in the United Kingdom (UK).
The vehicle finished a 230-mile journey in the wake of attempts by the carmakers to develop driverless technologies which are changing the face of travel.
Britain, has been enticing developers of autonomous vehicles with the hope of grabbing a portion of the industry estimated to be worth about 900 billion pounds ($1.2 trillion) worldwide in 2035.
The car’s journey began from the Japanese carmaker’s European technical center in Cranfield, southern England, to its Sunderland factory in the north east, alongside conventional road users.
With the help of advanced positioning technology such as GPS, radar and light detection and ranging equipment, the trip covered roads with no or minimal markings, junctions, roundabouts and motorways.
Reuters reports that the project, described as HumanDrive, is coordinated by Nissan and has received government funding.
According to the company, Britain’s flexible approach to testing autonomous vehicles helped it pick London for its first European tests in 2017 when a driverless vehicle traveled up to 50 miles per hour.
In other news, year in, year out, entrepreneurs start businesses with the motive of creating enterprises for the purpose of making profit, as well as other benefits.
In the year 2019, three African startups, Partech Ventures, WeeTracker and Briter Bridges, all received funding to the tune of over $1 billion.
Information available shows that such businesses, especially those from Nigeria and Kenya, continue to rise.
Per a report by qz.com, the arrival of the Chinese into African businesses changed the game for some of the startups.
Funding comes in several types and the differences rest with the methodology which is adopted by the research teams.
As the appetite for investors with respect to African startups grows by the day, new players are opening their purses to fund such enterprises.
In the year 2019, over 20 Africa-focused funders set up shop. In the second half of the same year, Chinese investors in Africa’s tech space pumped around $400 million and it has been speculated that the amount could shoot up to about $1 billion.
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