Saturday, October 06, 2007
"The Pivo 2, from Nissan Motor Co. Ltd., is an advanced electric concept car that will debut at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show. The fully electric vehicle swanks a 360-degree turning cabin, 90-degree turning wheels and employs by-wire technologies for braking and steering. The ultra-compact vehicle can swivel its bubble-shaped cabin and wheels independently to facilitate easy parking at the hard-to-manage parking spots. The cute vehicle can drive sideways as well as forward and has a small robot to assist with navigation.
A round-eyed robot featuring cameras head sits on the dashboard and warns if the driver is getting sleepy. The highly innovative Robotic Agent talks to you in Japanese and English so that you are never alone on the move." If you watch the video, you can see that the robot is actually pretty talkative and swivels alot. Incredible car that I hope gets made sooner rather than later.
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