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5 Things We Learnt About ProPilot Park From Backseat Driving the New Nissan Leaf

Last week, Giz UK went to Tokyo for the launch of the brand new Nissan Leaf. It's an interesting time for electric vehicles, with Tesla heating up the market and all the big manufacturers eyeing a piece of the pie. Read More >>

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Nissan Leaf 2018: Tokyo Launch Unveils Sleek Design, Better Range & Self-Parking

The Nissan Leaf - the world's most popular all-electric car - got a major upgrade at a bustling event in Yokohama, Japan this morning. We elbowed our way through the massive crowd of excitable dudes in suits to bring you the latest about one of the most promising mainstream EVs yet. Read More >>

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Next-Gen Nissan Leaf Has a Bumper Car Style Stop/Go Superpedal

The next version of the Nissan Leaf is going to come with quite a fancy innovation in the form of its e-Pedal option -- an all-in-one power and braking control that Nissan says should be good for 90 per cent of your driving day. Read More >>

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Nissan to Sell Recycled EV Batteries for Home Power

Nissan's Sunderland factory is about to start producing a wall-mounted artisan battery for the home, and the xStorage unit is using recycled electric car batteries to keep the costs down. Read More >>

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Nissan Turns To Faraday Cages To Stop Fools Texting While Driving

Nissan has designed a prototype smartphone vault for the armrest of its Juke crossover car, which uses a Faraday cage to block all signals to the phone (yep, even Bluetooth and WiFi). Read More >>

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Autonomy in the UK: Riding in Nissan’s Driverless Leaf In East London

Did you know that there are already driverless cars on London’s streets? No I’m not talking about a Tesla using “autopilot” mode, which only automates some driving functions, but actual, 100% autonomy? On a small stretch of East London roads, the future is starting to appear as Nissan has spent the last couple of months testing its autonomous technology. And a couple of weeks ago, they were kind enough to let me go for a ride in the passenger seat. Read More >>

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Nissan to Demo Self-Driving Cars in the UK Next Month

Nissan has said it's bringing some self-driving cars to London next month to take part in the first EU trials of its technology, as a series of "on-road demonstrations" set out to prove that you can trust a car to do the steering all by itself even on the hellish roads of the capital. Read More >>

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Nissan Reveals Social Media-Focused Shared Car Ownership Scheme

Nissan has just announced the rather clumsily named Nissan Intelligent Get and Go Micra, a new initiative it describes as the “world’s first digitally powered shared car ownership scheme”. Read More >>

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Nissan’s Pimped-Up All-Electric Office Van Has Everything But a Toilet

Nissan has unveiled a heavily customised version of its e-NV200 all-electric van, which it’s calling the e-NV200 WORKSPACe. Hailed as the “world’s first all-electric mobile office”, it’s a glitzy work cubicle on wheels, and it’d be nice if our workspace was even half as inviting. Read More >>

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Self-Driving Chairs Make it So Much Easier to Queue Up

Leveraging the same auto-follow ProPILOT technology that allows its vehicles to autonomously navigate traffic, Nissan has created self-driving chairs that promise to make it a lot easier the next time you’re forced to queue up. Read More >>

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Nissan Plans to be Very Careful With its Self-Driving System

With all the criticism recently surrounding self-driving cars, you might think it’s a strange move for Nissan to announce some news regarding its own system. Well, it is, but the company is aware. Read More >>

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Watch a Terrifyingly Fast 115 MPH Drone Race a Sports Car

Drone racing is exciting in its own right, but for spectators the sport still can’t quite match the horsepower and top speeds of auto racing—or can it? Nissan’s GT-R drone, designed and built by Tornado XBlades Racing, can hit a top speed of 115 miles per hour. It can accelerate from zero to sixty in under 1.3 seconds. Read More >>

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Nissan Removes Car App After Hack Allows Remote Control

Turns out digital security is an optional extra for cars these days, at least when it comes to Nissan’s electric-powered LEAF and its NissanConnect EV app. After a vulnerability was publicly disclosed earlier this week, the company made the decision to pull the app. Read More >>

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Nissan’s Self-Driving Office Chairs Are Pointless But Brilliant

There’s absolutely no need for them to exist, but we could watch them all day. The clip below shows off a bunch of ludicrously high-tech ‘Intelligent Parking Chairs’, which swivel and glide to your desk when you clap. Built by Okamura, they’re all apparently tracked by a set of four motion-detecting cameras and powered by Wi-Fi-controlled motors, which guide them to their rightful position. Read More >>

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Just About Every Surface Inside Nissan’s Concept Car is a Screen Display

Seats, headrests, the entire dashboard — these are just some of the surfaces Nissan is covering with screen displays in its new concept car. We’re glued to phones and computers already, so why not fry our eyes in front of pixels as car passengers, as well? Read More >>