Nissan has launched its autonomous driving and zero-emission, electric-vehicle, intelligent driving (ID) concept at Japan’s Tokyo Motor Show 2015.

Nissan’s IDS Concept is the company’s version of autonomous drive technology and is part of its plans to equip the technology on multiple vehicles.

The concept integrates advanced vehicle control and safety technologies with artificial intelligence.

Nissan president and CEO Carlos Ghosn said: "Nissan’s forthcoming technologies will revolutionise the relationship between car and driver, and future mobility.

"Nissan Intelligent Driving improves a driver’s ability to see, think and react. It compensates for human error, which causes more than 90% of all car accidents.

"Nissan’s forthcoming technologies will revolutionise the relationship between car and driver."

"As a result, time spent behind the wheel is safer, cleaner, more efficient and more fun."

Nissan tested its autonomous drive (AD) vehicle in Japan in August 2013, and plans to launch commercially viable AD vehicles on roads worldwide by 2020.

Nissan envisages its AD vehicles to allow autonomous travel on streets or highways, make lane changes and avoid collisions.

AD is more suitable for urban environments, where the chances of being involved in an accident are ten times higher than on highways, the car maker said.

The vehicle’s systems recognise road lanes, surrounding traffic, and traffic signs and signals. With AD, the number of accidents is decreased while the drivers can navigate through narrow lanes and intersections.

In addition to the IDS Concept, Nissan will also showcase Teatro for Dayz, a concept that enhances the use of mobile technology in cars.

Image: Nissan’s IDS Concept. Photo: courtesy of Nissan.