Monday, 11 March 2013

Nissan Concept Car - Pivo 2

Nissan Concept Car - Pivo 2


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Japan’s auto giant Nissan unveils the new robotic vehicle “Pivo 2,” equipped with in-wheel electric motors to drive all wheels independently and to pivot its cabin, at the company’s headquarters in Tokyo.
The Pivo 2 three-seater electric car has wheels that can turn 90 degrees for easy parallel parking.
Like its predecessor, which was unveiled two years ago, the new Pivo has a cabin able to revolve 360 degrees, eliminating the need to reverse.

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A round-eyed robot head sitting on the dashboard has cameras that can tell when a driver is getting sleepy.
“You look tired. There’s a coffee shop 500 metres ahead on the left,” it told a driver with drooping eyelids during a recent demonstration.
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It can also nod or shake its head, helping to improve the mood of irate or glum drivers.
The car has “by-wire” technologies that use electric signals in the steering and braking.
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Unlike the first Pivo, it has no axles. Instead it has four separate electric motors, allowing the wheels to turn further than a conventional car.
The Pivo 2 will be exhibited at the Tokyo Motor Show near the capital from October 27.Nissan Concept Car - Pivo 2 » image 5
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