Uh-oh, Google better step on the pedal: Automaker Nissan recently unveiled a self-driving car at the Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies tradeshow in Tokyo.
The concept car, dubbed “NSC-2015, can park or drive up to a passenger when commanded by a smartphone. In the Nissan press video above, a demonstration at CEATEC 2012 shows the modified Nissan Leaf responding to an Android-powered Samsung Galaxy S III.
Nissan specifically said the car could search for an empty space and park itself after a driver has left the vehicle and then the driver could later summon the car with just a simple smartphone tap.
Google is testing its own self-driving cars, and the Internet giant even secured new legislation just last week to make its cars legal in California. Nissan’s car, although still three years away from completion, as evident by its name, is likely the first of many autonomous automobiles by car manufacturers itching to lead the driverless trend.