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Nissan puts emphasis on ‘intelligent’ vehicles that allow passengers to get social

By The Nation Weekend

 

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THE future of mobility is electric, connected and autonomous, says Nissan.

 

The Japanese car company showed its vision for the future of automotive and its modern applications for everyday life at the Blognone Tomorrow conference recently held in Bangkok.

 

It showcased technological advancements under the umbrellas of “intelligent power”, “intelligent driving” and “intelligent integration” to a largely millennial audience. These are part of “Nissan Intelligent Mobility”, the company’s vision to transform the way we drive and live.

 

According to Vincent Wijnen, senior vice president for Nissan Asia and Oceania, the automaker understands that millennials expect to be connected whether they are driving or riding as passengers in cars.

“By 2020, 40 per cent of new car buyers will be millennials. These digital natives want Internet connectivity 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Cars are more than vehicles to help us move them from A to B; they are an extension of our lifestyles. Nissan is committed to providing consumers an enjoyable, safe and sustainable driving experience through our Nissan Intelligent Mobility vision. This starts with electrification,” said Wijnen.

 

According to a Nissan-commissioned study by consulting firm Frost & Sullivan, more than 40 per cent of Thai consumers are open to buying an electric vehicle as their next car. The latest iteration of the Nissan Leaf, the world’s best-selling electric vehicle (EV), is due to launch in Thailand this year. The company says it is leading the EV movement towards more sustainable mobility and environment.

 

Wijnen said the company’s “e-Power” technology would give people the EV driving experience but without the need to plug in their car for a recharge. Charging is done through the built-in gasoline engine.

 

Wijnen said that future consumers might prefer spending their time in a car socialising with friends or looking out the window rather than worrying about gridlock traffic. 

 

“At Nissan, we believe in giving people options. And we are giving the option to more and more people to be driven. ProPilot, which is now available in Japan and the USA, is a technology that helps us get to fully autonomous driving. The Nissan technology enables vehicles to operate autonomously during single-lane driving on the highway. It supports safer driving and eases the driver’s workload in heavy traffic or on long commutes,” Wijnen said.

 

Giving a glimpse into the further future, Wijnen also demonstrated Nissan’s “Brain to Vehicle” technology, a world’s first AI-powered system that allows the human brain to interact with the vehicle. The technology is currently being developed to enhance autonomous driving, and was shown at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas earlier this year.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/Startup_and_IT/30351951

 

 
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The most intelligent thing they could add is not allow it to start with a Thai at the wheel🤔🙏

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I can see it now with my Chevrolet Silverado getting social by dry humping my neighbor's Mini Cooper.

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3 hours ago, sammieuk1 said:

The most intelligent thing they could add is not allow it to start with a Thai at the wheel🤔🙏

Last night I watched a guy in a brand new Mercedes trying for 5 minutes to park his car in a spot big enough for a ten wheel truck. He gave up and the lot attendant had to take over. In other words, there is a big potential here for intelligent cars for stupid people.

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"...that allows passengers to get social": put a comfy sofa, a few drinks and a pack of condoms aboard...

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40% of Thai's are open to buying an electric car but only 1% have a reliable place to plug it in. Could you imagine all the condo dwellers fighting for outlets, stealing cables, unplugging each other and pushing cars out of the way while still plugged in.

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The intelligent way forward.... add more distractions to take the operators attention away from his or her main task.... yup, that’ll work out well.

 

but hey ho, the fun part will be in the wonderful new round  of accident excuses that crop up.... (brake failure is becoming so passé)

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57 minutes ago, Sakeopete said:

40% of Thai's are open to buying an electric car but only 1% have a reliable place to plug it in. Could you imagine all the condo dwellers fighting for outlets, stealing cables, unplugging each other and pushing cars out of the way while still plugged in.

Maybe not.

5 hours ago, rooster59 said:

Charging is done through the built-in gasoline engine.

 

5 hours ago, rooster59 said:

without the need to plug in their car for a recharge

 

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6 hours ago, Srikcir said:

Maybe not.

 

 

yes..... Some people just like to reply without actually reading the op....

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More bs to break down I like the KISS principle keep it simple stupid lol

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