Nissan unveils talking carPivo 2 rotates so there's no reversing

09 October 2007

 

Nissan's Pivo 2 concept car

Nissan has unveiled an electric concept car with a rotating cabin that’s means you'll never have to reverse again.

The Pivo 2 also has wheels which turn 90 degrees so that it can drive sideways as well as forwards.

The car, which will debut at the forthcoming Tokyo Motor Show, is powered by lithium-ion batteries.  

Talking car

The Pivo 2 uses what Nissan describes as a ‘highly innovative Robotic Agent’ to talk to the driver in both English and Japanese.

Motorists can then communicate directly with the car on everything from basic vehicle functions through to the nearest available parking space.

Which? Motoring Editor Richard Headland said: ‘This concept car builds on the ideas of the original Pivo, presented at the 2005 Tokyo show, and is certainly unique.

'It's unlikely a city car with such expensive technology will ever make production but it's possible we'll see some of the Pivo 2's communication functions becoming a reality in other cars in the coming years.'