Nissan unveiled the Pivo 2, an advanced electric concept car that will debut at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show. Nissan Pivo 2 builds on the popularity of the first Pivo, shown at the 2005 Tokyo Motor Show. Like its predecessor the three seater electric car has wheels which can turn 90 degrees for easy parallel parking and a cabin which can revolve 360 degrees eliminating the need to reverse. The car has "by-wire" technologies that use electric signals in the steering and braking. Coming to the round eyed robotic assistant the Papero it has cameras which monitor the driver constantly. "You look tired. There's a coffee shop 500 meters ahead on the left," it told a driver with drooping eyelids at a recent demonstration. If it sense the driver is in a bad mood it will nod or shake its head to improve the mood.
THE FUTURE IS ELECTRIC FOR NISSAN
- Pivo 2 concept turns heads and itself in Tokyo -
TOKYO (Oct. 5, 2007)-Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., today unveiled the Pivo 2, an advanced electric concept car that will debut at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show. Pivo 2 builds on the popularity of the first Pivo, shown at the 2005 Tokyo Motor Show. Powered by advanced Compact Lithium-ion Batteries and featuring a unique rotating cabin - meaning no reverse gear required - the first Pivo became a cult hit at shows from Beijing to Geneva.
Pivo 2 Concept Car
Reasons to love Pivo 2:
* Electric power from Nissan's advanced Lithium-ion batteries
* A robotic agent to share every trip
* 'Revolutionary' technology with 360 degree turning cabin and 90 degree turning wheels
Pivo 2 takes the idea of an environmentally friendly electric urban commuter vehicle and delivers fun, functionality and a unique relationship between the car and driver. Pivo 2 is powered by advanced Compact Lithium-ion Batteries and employs 'by-wire' technologies for braking and steering.
Where the first Pivo, with its fully rotating cabin design, made reversing obsolete, the Pivo 2 takes that easy mobility concept to a new level. Each of the four wheels are powered by Nissan's advanced electric In-wheel 3D Motor and can turn through 90 degrees to allow Pivo 2 to drive sideways as well as forward.
Thanks to the highly innovative Robotic Agent, you are never alone in the Pivo 2. With conversations possible in Japanese and English, the Robotic Agent has been created to work with Pivo 2 to make every journey less stressful. It provides a unique interface through which to communicate with Pivo 2 on everything from basic vehicle functions through to the nearest available parking.