Cars that drive themselves around the corner

Mitsuhiko Yamashita, head of R&D for Nissan
Mitsuhiko Yamashita, head of R&D for Nissan


The race to build a car that drives itself has well and truly begun – and the head of Nissan's R&D department has revealed the Japanese firm is already working on the technology.

Google has been carrying out advanced tests on its autonomous cars for some time with the firm's former CEO Eric Schmidt recently declaring "our cars drive better than you do... when you're drunk".