Nissan

  • Nissan signs up to Mobileye’s crowdsourced real-time maps for autonomous cars

    Nissan signs up to Mobileye’s crowdsourced real-time maps for autonomous cars

    Mobileye’s Road Experience Management (REM) platform scored another big win today: Signing up Nissan, the third major automaker to enter an agreement with the company to help build and use its high-precision road maps, which are updated in real time using anonymized, crowdsourced data from cars on the road. Nissan joins BMW and Volkswagen as REM platform members, and will both use the… Read More

  • Infiniti launches a startup lab in Toronto to focus on IoT and smart cities

    Infiniti launches a startup lab in Toronto to focus on IoT and smart cities

    Nissan’s upscale auto brand Infiniti is putting down startup roots in Canada with a new accelerator designed to help spur growth of companies that focus on internet-of-things and smart city technology. The new Infiniti Lab follows the model of the debut Lab launched by the carmaker in Hong Kong in 2015, and is the first Lab in North America, as well as Canada’s first… Read More

  • Nissan’s self-driving test car tackles London streets

    Nissan’s self-driving test car tackles London streets

    Nissan is testing its self-driving vehicles on European streets for the first time, with a rollout begun Monday in London. The tests, reported by Reuters, involved modified Nissan Leaf electric vehicles equipped with a range of sensors and onboard computing power, going as fast as 50 miles per-hour, and transitioning between small local roads and larger, multi-lane thoroughfares. London… Read More

  • Nissan’s first European self-driving car trials begin on London roads next month

    Nissan’s first European self-driving car trials begin on London roads next month

    Nissan will start testing a version of its electric Leaf car with autonomous driving capabilities in London next month, kicking off its first European trials on public roads, Reuters reports. The Japanese carmaker also recently announced that it would be building two new vehicles in the UK, where it makes around a third of the total volume of vehicles produced overall. Self-driving trials… Read More

  • Microsoft launches a new cloud platform for connected cars

    Microsoft launches a new cloud platform for connected cars

    Microsoft isn’t building its own connected car — but it is launching a new Azure-based cloud platform for car manufacturers that want to use the cloud to power their own connected-car services. The new Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform will go live as a public preview later this year. “This is not an in-car operating system or a ‘finished product’,”… Read More

  • Nissan’s first connected car push will provide service notifications to drivers

    Nissan’s first connected car push will provide service notifications to drivers

    Nissan’s doing its first big push into internet-connected cars, and the first steps are tentative, as you might expect from something as sensitive as provided a direct line to the internet to a vehicle: The Japanese automaker will be offering an option on new vehicle that provides notifications to drivers when they need to take the car in for maintenance or service. The option will… Read More

  • Nissan’s autonomous chair is your line waiting buddy

    Nissan’s autonomous chair is your line waiting buddy

    Nissan’s ProPILOT tech might mostly be used to help provide its cars with autonomous driving features, but a new project puts it into a chair. Yes, a chair. The chair propels itself, detecting the chair ahead of it and keeping a fixed distance between itself and its neighbor, as it moves along a predefined path. It’s less flexible than the chairs in Wall-E (kudos to Megan for… Read More

  • Smart’s entire car lineup will have an electric drive option in 2017

    Smart’s entire car lineup will have an electric drive option in 2017

    At some point, it’ll probably be commonplace, but as of its 2017 model year, Smart will be the only big car brand that can truthfully claim to offer both an electric drive and a gas-powered option across all of its vehicle offerings. The Daimler-owned maker of pint-sized urban cars will offer an EV version of its Fortwo, Fortwo Cabrio and Forfour in 2017, and each one will use a brand… Read More

  • Uber turns on electric vehicles in the UK, starting with 50 cars in London

    Uber turns on electric vehicles in the UK, starting with 50 cars in London

    The race for who will take the lead in the next generation of automotive technology is on, and today Uber is kicking off a program that it hopes will help put it in pole position. Today, the transportation-on-demand behemoth is launching a new electric car service in the UK, in partnership with Nissan and China’s BYD, where it will offer leasing (not purchasing) options for… Read More

  • Nissan drew a life-sized SUV using a 3Doodler 3D pen

    Nissan drew a life-sized SUV using a 3Doodler 3D pen

    Here’s one answer to the question of what, precisely, one is supposed to do a 3D pen. If you’re Nissan Europe, you draw a car, of course (or get a handful of artists to do it for you). The automaker commissioned artist Grace Du Prez (and a team of crafters) to create a full-size version of the company’s Qashqai Black Edition crossover SUV using the 3Doodler Create. The… Read More

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