Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. has unveiled the Nissan IDS Concept at the Tokyo Motor Show. This concept vehicle embodies Nissan's vision of the future of autonomous driving and zero emission electric vehicles. Nissan is also working on technologies, which will revolutionise the relationship between car and driver, and future mobility.
The Nissan IDS experience
Nissan IDS Concept promises a different experience and a vision of tomorrow. When the driver selects Piloted Drive, the vehicle imitates the driver's own style and preferences. In Manual Drive mode, the Nissan IDS Concept continues to provide assistance and in the event of imminent collision, Nissan IDS Concept will assist the driver in taking evasive action.
The Nissan IDS Concept's long wheelbase will allow comfortable seating space for four adults. The engineers have taken it a step further where the interiors change depending on whether the driver opts for Piloted Drive or Manual Drive. In Piloted drive mode, the steering wheel recedes into the centre of the instrument panel and a large flat screen comes out, making the cabin even more spacious.The transformation of Piloted mode to Manual mode can be carried through a switch between the front seats called the PD Commander.
Nissan had managed to integrate safety with style. The IDS Concept's silver side body line, for example, is an LED that Nissan calls the Intention Indicator. This indicator turns red alerting pedestrians or cyclists nearby that the car is aware of them, and an electronic display, which faces outside can flash messages such as "After you" to pedestrians.
EV technology for long-distance driving
The IDS Concept is equipped with a high-capacity 60 kWh battery, which enables long-distance driving. Other standout technologies are Piloted Park that can be operated by smartphone or tablet, and wireless charging technologies.
Nissan IDS Concept YouTube Video:
DriveSpark Thinks! the Nissan IDS Concept is a compelling showcase of a promising future.
*The Tokyo Motor Show opens to the public from 30 October to 8 November.