Nissan will be presenting the second-generation of its Nissan Pivo concept at the Tokyo Motor Show on October 27th. The Pivo 2, which still has an odd design like the original Pivo, features electric power from Nissan’s advanced lithium-ion batteries. However the design isn’t the only odd thing about this car.
The Nissan Pivo 2, and we quote, comes with a Robotic Agent so “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.” So this is basically a green car for the anti-socials.
The Pivo 2 also features Nissan’s advanced electric In-wheel 3D Motor that allows it to turn 90 degrees so it can drive sideways as well as forward.
Click through for pics and the press release.
Nissan Pivo 2 Gallery:
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.
Pivo 2 will be exhibited – together with four other exciting production and concept vehicles at the Tokyo Motor Show, starting October 27.
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