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Published on January 9th, 2019 | by Emergent Enterprise


Nissan Showcases Technology Allowing Driver to ‘See the Invisible’

Emergent Insight:

In this report from CES 2019 John Loeffler at interestingengineering.com shares a smart vehicle that provides all a driver/rider needs and wants. This type of technology is appearing in industrial, mining and agricultural vehicles as well making work safer and more productive.

Nissan’s connected-car technology uses cloud-based virtualization and real-world sensor data to help drivers see invisible hazards on the road.

The growth in connected car technology is a major theme at CES 2019 this year and Nissan demonstrated its own connected system this week with their Invisible-to-Visible technology concept demonstration.

What Does It Mean To See The Invisible?

Nissan’s newest driver assistance technology, Invisible-To-Visible—or I2V—, is Nissan’s visions of the future for driver assisted systems in their vehicles. Like Toyota’s Guardian system and other V2X systems, I2V is best described as extending the senses of the driver to alert them to conditions they cannot normally see.

I2V works by combining data pulled from the vehicles external and internal sensors and information about the vehicles surrounding pulled from the cloud to create a fuller picture of the vehicles surrounding than would otherwise be possible. This gives the driver the capability to see around corners or behind a tractor-trailer that they may not be able to see.

“By helping you see the invisible, I2V enhances your confidence and makes driving more enjoyable,” said Tetsuro Ueda, from the Nissan Research Center. “The interactive features create an experience that’s tailored to your interests and driving style so that anyone can enjoy using it in their own way.”

Connected Driving

Omni-Sensing technology serves as a real-time data hub for everything from the current traffic conditions and data from the sensors of the vehicles.

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