Nissan has confirmed to demonstrate its innovative ‘Invisible-to-Visible (I2V)’ and ‘Brain-to-Vehicle (B2V)’ technologies and show the electric, all-wheel-drive IMs concept car at the trade show in Shanghai. Together, these displays will give customers insight into Nissan Intelligent Mobility, the brand’s vision for changing how cars are powered, driven and integrated into society.
Roel De Vries, senior vice president for marketing at Nissan said, “We don’t just anticipate future trends and technologies, we define them. We believe technology should solve real-world problems and benefit as many people as possible. This is the idea behind Nissan Intelligent Mobility, our vision for moving people to a better world.”
By merging the real and virtual worlds, Invisible-to-Visible (I2V) can help drivers ‘see the invisible’ – even what’s around a corner or behind a building. Combining information from sensors inside and outside the car with data from the cloud, I2V can not only understand what’s happening in the immediate area but also anticipate what’s ahead, helping drivers feel more confident.
Nissan claims that this connected car experience provides guidance that’s delivered in an interactive, human-like way, including avatars that can appear inside the car. Accessing the virtual realm also means there are more ways to communicate.
I2V makes use of several technologies: ProPILOT delivers information about the environment around the vehicle; Omni-Sensing technology provides real-time traffic data; and SAM (Seamless Autonomous Mobility) technology analyses real-time data about the road environment. The system was recently field tested at Nissan’s proving ground in Yokosuka, Japan, using 5G mobile communications technology.
CES Asia visitors can experience I2V through an interactive, 3-D immersion experience at Nissan’s display.
Nissan’s Brain-to-Vehicle (B2V) technology, said to be the world’s first of its kind, interprets the driver’s brain signals to assist with driving.
By anticipating the driver’s reactions, the B2V system can help initiate manoeuvers more quickly. It can also learn from the driver and make adjustments to reduce discomfort.
A driving simulator at CES Asia 2019 will demonstrate aspects of B2V for visitors.
Nissan IMs concept
Unveiled at the 2019 North American International Auto Show, the Nissan IMs is a new all-wheel-drive electric concept car that creates a vehicle segment all of its own – the ‘elevated sports sedan.’
The IMs takes full advantage of Nissan Intelligent Mobility in its packaging, platform and powertrain technology. It’s also the first concept car featuring I2V.
“China is the most exciting market in the world, especially when it comes to technology, so it makes sense for us to showcase these Nissan Intelligent Mobility developments at CES Asia,” said senior vice president Makoto Uchida, who is also chairman of Nissan’s management committee for China. ”By developing these technologies, we’ll make our customers’ lives better and ensure sustainable growth for our business.”
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