The Tokyo Motor Show is a place to flex muscles for the Japanese companies and Nissan was at the forefront displaying concepts and near production vehicles at the same time. Nissan unveiled the (Intelligent Drive System)IDS Concept and the Gripz concept today.
Nissan showcased a smart electric autonomous vehicle equipped with an intelligent driving system. The company says the cars learns the driver’s driving style through artificial intelligence and when given the driving duties, it imitates the drivers style, which will help the driver feel safe and not like having given the control to some other person.
The interior of the car is futuristic in a sense that when in autonomous mode, the steering wheel is pushed back and out comes a tablet computer. All four seats are tilted slightly inwards while the car is in autonomous mode to help the passengers communicate with each other. The range on the 30 kWh battery is around 180 kilometers.
The company has revealed that the self-set target to bring it on road is 2020.
Nissan Gripz Concept
Gripz is a compact crossover believed to be based on the CMF-B platform from Renault-Nissan. the Nissan Gripz Concept is supposedly inspired by the famous 1971 Nissan 240Z rally car and a bicycle. While Nissan has not released any information regarding the new Gripz Concept, we believe that it will be powered by a 1.6-litre turbocharged engine. The crossover has dimensions of 4,100 mm, 1,890 mm and 1,500 mm in length, width and height respectively, with the wheelbase measuring in at 2,580 mm.
This concept is going to be a hybrid with the batteries from Nissan Leaf assisting the petrol motor.
Nissan chief executive Carlos Ghosn said Nissan was on track to put the self-driving technology in multiple vehicles by 2020, and the company is aiming to put an experimental automated car on Japan’s highways as soon as next year.”It compensates for human error, which causes more than 90 percent of all car accidents,” Ghosn said of the emerging technology.”