Nissan http://www.stuff.tv/nissan/news en-GB Nissan's 'Tron' self-driving car becomes first to be allowed on Japanese highways http://www.stuff.tv/google/nissan-dumps-driver-self-driving-cars-becomes-first-be-allowed-japanese-roads/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Google isn&#039;t the only firm teaching cars to drive themselves - Nissan recently took it&#039;s self-driver for a spin on Japan&#039;s highways for the first time. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The Autonomous Leaf steering wheel" alt="The Autonomous Leaf steering wheel" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/vlcsnap-2013-09-30-18h22m54s46-300x168.jpg?1385720812" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The car giant says it is &#39;very near to creating fully autonomous drive&#39;. And the video evidence suggests it&#39;s not fibbing.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/mark-prigg" title="View user profile.">Mark Prigg</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Inspired by Tron? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>While Google may have captured most of the headlines surround self-driving cars, Nissan took a big step forward this week when it unleashed its system on Japanese highways for the first time.</p> <p>Nissan&rsquo;s Autonomous Drive vehicle, based on an electric Leaf car, boasts cameras, laser guidance and radar - as well as a very cool glowing steering wheel that looks like it has been lifted straight from Tron.</p> <p>Nissan Vice Chairman Toshiyuki Shiga and Kanagawa Governor Yuji Kuroiwa took the car for a spin on the Sagami Expressway near to Yokohama.</p> <p>&ldquo;I feel we are very near to creating fully autonomous drive,&rdquo; said Shiga.</p> <p>&ldquo;We entered the highway, overtook slower cars, and got off the highway, entirely in autonomous driving mode,&rdquo;.</p> <p>&ldquo;We entered the highway very slowly, at 40 km/hour, and driving at 80 km/hour on the highway.</p> <p>&quot;Autonomous drive is becoming very realistic now.&rdquo;</p> <p>Governor Kuroiwa, who gave the tests the go-ahead, said they were crucial is the car&rsquo;s development.</p> <p>&ldquo;This technology is still in its infant stage. It lacks road experience, but by accumulating those experiences, the technology will further evolve,&rdquo; he said.</p> <p>&ldquo;The more it learns from driving time, the more intelligent the system becomes, as well as safer. I was amazed by the capabilities of this car.&rdquo;</p> <p>The drive took place near the Sagami Robot Industry Special Zone, an area hosting projects such as life-assist robots.</p> <p>Earlier this month Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe christened the AD car with a ride on the streets of Tokyo, while further road milestones are coming as Nissan brings the technologies across its entire model line of vehicles.</p> <p>Source: <a href="http://reports.nissan-global.com/EN/?p=13794" target="_blank">Nissan</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/TUgoIB_r0T0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="2000" height="1331" title="Nissan Autonomous Drive" alt="Nissan Autonomous Drive" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/131109_AD_PM-0148.jpg?1386060519" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="6378" height="4257" title="Nissan Autonomous Drive" alt="Nissan Autonomous Drive" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/131125_VC_Shiga_Kuroiwa_AD-8275.jpg?1386060519" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/google/nissan-dumps-driver-self-driving-cars-becomes-first-be-allowed-japanese-roads/news#comments Cars Google Nissan Thu, 28 Nov 2013 20:02:43 +0000 Mark Prigg 1429557 at http://www.stuff.tv Nissan eyes up Google Glass with 3E headset http://www.stuff.tv/3e/nissan-eyes-google-glass-3e-headset/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Auto manufacturer shows off its wearable head-up display in sublimely daft video </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Nissan 3E" alt="Nissan 3E" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/nissan-3e.jpg?1384355529" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Not content with showing off its <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/nissan/nissan-bladeglider-electric-supercar-looks-good-it-sounds/news">BladeGlider</a> electric car, Nissan's bringing its own Google Glass rival to the Tokyo Motor Show.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/stephen-graves" title="View user profile.">Stephen Graves</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Flick a switch and open your third eye </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>What exactly the 3E will do remains a mystery – Nissan's only released a teaser ad in which a male model strikes moody poses while wearing the gadget. Nissan's recently revealed <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/nismo/nissan-nismo-smartwatch-talks-your-car/news">Nismo smartwatch</a> concept offers some clues, though – it tracks biometric data and displays social media and traffic alerts, and it's likely that the two devices will work together.</p> <p>Of course, with the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/glass/exclusive-government-outlaw-google-glass-drivers/news">UK government mulling a ban on Google Glass</a> for drivers, it's open to question whether we'll ever get to use wearable displays like the 3E on the roads.</p> <p>With Nissan prepping a smartwatch and a Google Glass rival, the car manufacturer looks set to muscle into the burgeoning wearable tech market – so maybe it'll go the whole hog and release its own smartphone, too. <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/google-nexus-5/review">Google Nexus 5</a>, watch out.</p> <p>[via <a href="http://www.engadget.com/2013/11/12/nissan-3e-head-mounted-hud/">Engadget</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/ln99yGN1Y0w" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Nissan 3E" alt="Nissan 3E" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nissan-3e-device.jpg?1384355529" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nissan 3E eyes up Google Glass </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/3e/nissan-eyes-google-glass-3e-headset/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/3e/nissan-eyes-google-glass-3e-headset/news#comments 3E Nissan Wearable tech Tue, 12 Nov 2013 17:11:06 +0000 Stephen Graves 1429021 at http://www.stuff.tv The Nissan BladeGlider is an electric supercar that looks as good as it sounds http://www.stuff.tv/nissan/nissan-bladeglider-electric-supercar-looks-good-it-sounds/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Oh look, Batman has new eco-friendly mini Batmobile </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The Nissan BladeGlider is an electric supercar that looks as good as it sounds" alt="The Nissan BladeGlider is an electric supercar that looks as good as it sounds" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/nissan-bladeglider.jpg?1384182659" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>BladeGlider. Just saying it out loud makes us feel more manly. It also makes us think of razors, but you'll have a hard time shaving with Nissan's newly revealed supercar concept.</p> <p>Built from carbon fibre with a wide rear and narrow nose, it's built for speed with sleek looks to match.</p> <p>Its automatic gull wing doors and rear-tires fitted with in-wheel electric motors also mean that – combined with its low weight – it'll guzzle up less energy than Nissan's existing Leaf EV.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Seat-sliding shenanigans </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The BladeGlider's single centred driver's seat automatically slides towards either of the open doors for easy entry, and we're pretty sure we'd drain the battery flat with&nbsp;just this&nbsp;one feature alone. We're mature like that, you see.</p> <p>Actual details like max speed, horsepower and gigawatts per second are all absent for the time being, but we're hoping&nbsp;that&nbsp;Nissan will reveal more juicy details in the near future.</p> <p>[via <a href="http://www.engadget.com/2013/11/10/nissan-bladeglider/" target="_blank">Engadget</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/AjPaNiwmOEQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/nissan/nissan-bladeglider-electric-supercar-looks-good-it-sounds/news#comments Cars Nissan Mon, 11 Nov 2013 10:30:20 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1428962 at http://www.stuff.tv Nissan Nismo smartwatch reads your biometrics and chats to your car http://www.stuff.tv/nismo/nissan-nismo-smartwatch-talks-your-car/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nissan leaps aboard the smartwatch bandwagon with wearable tech that&#039;s designed for drivers </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Nissan Nismo smartwatch" alt="Nissan Nismo smartwatch" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/nissan-nismo-smartwatch.jpg?1378738490" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The latest company to leap into the burgeoning smartwatch market is… Nissan?</p> <p>Yup, the car manufacturer has unveiled its own smartwatch, the Nismo – which joins the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-gear/samsung-galaxy-gear/review">Samsung Galaxy Gear</a>, <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sony/sony-reveals-smartwatch-2/news">Sony Smartwatch 2</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/smartwatch/ifa-2013/hands-review-qualcomm-toq-gets-smartwatch-basics-spot/news">Qualcomm Toq</a> in the increasingly heated battle for your wrist.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/stephen-graves" title="View user profile.">Stephen Graves</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Wrist candy for petrolheads </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Nismo watch includes all the standard smartwatch features, pinging social media alerts and tracking biometric data including heart rate and body temperature. It also plays nice with your car, prompting you to put the brakes on if your heart rate's too high, as well as reminding you of scheduled maintenance dates and sending over info on road conditions.&nbsp;</p> <p>The Nismo will be available in black, white and a black and red combo, with a lithium battery that will, Nissan claims, last seven days after charging from its micro USB port.</p> <p>Will the Nismo's car connectivity be enough to make it stand out from the growing smartwatch herd? Or is this another <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/smart-watches-dont-need-be-smartphones/feature">smartwatch that's trying to do too much</a>? We'll find out soon – the Nismo will be on display at the Frankfurt Motor Show from 10 September to 22 September.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/uMaZZZsTe_g" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/nismo/nissan-nismo-smartwatch-talks-your-car/news#comments Nismo Nissan Smartwatch Mon, 09 Sep 2013 10:49:21 +0000 Stephen Graves 1426408 at http://www.stuff.tv