Nissan Creates Unique ‘Pivo 2′

Written by tonks on October 8, 2007

Nissan Pivo 2The orient is famous for creating unusual things and that includes making cars that do extraordinary things. Now when it comes to describing this car we don’t know what else to call it but cool! The design is not something that we are used to, but that is part of what attracts us. Yet, while the design is one to gawk at, it isn’t the main thing that grabs out attention. The fact that there is no reversing required is something that we are dying to know how.

Here’s a goofy concept car from Nissan, which will be showcased at the Tokyo Motor Show later this month. The car doesn’t come with a reverse gear. Instead, the cab and wheels rotate to help the driver get in out out of tight parking spaces.

“With this easy-to-handle car, you can feel comfortable while driving,” said Masahiko Tabe, senior manager of the advanced vehicle development group at Nissan Motors. “You can go everywhere without worrying about your driving skills.” The car is as yet not for commercial sale.

The futuristic, three-seat car also comes with a robotic device that Nissan said monitors the driver’s expression using censors and tailors its conversation accordingly. The device, able to converse in English and Japanese, can help an angry driver overcome road rage or wake you up if you’re prone to dozing behind the wheel, the car makers said. This is definitely something to check out, hence the video below. My only question is how does the device in the car know when you are sleeping or angry? I would like to know that.

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