Nissan introduced three new revolutionary concepts as part of its future Intelligent Mobility solutions at the 2019 CES Asia that took place last week in Shanghai, China. These concepts are a part of the Japanese marque’s vision for the future of mobility, and include next-generation concepts such as Invisible-to-Visible (I2V) and Brain-to-Vehicle (B2V) technologies. Apart from these, the trade show in Shanghai also witnessed the auto giant’s new all-electric, all-wheel-drive IMs concept sedan.

Roel De Vries, Senior Vice President for Marketing at Nissan said, “At Nissan, we always aim to be ahead of the curve. We don’t just anticipate future trends and technologies, we define them. We believe technology should solve real-world problems and benefit as many people as possible. This is the idea behind Nissan Intelligent Mobility, our vision for moving people to a better world.” Using advanced drive tools such as Invisible-to-Visible (I2V) and Brain-to-Vehicle (B2V), Nissan is fortifying its technology base by enriching future drivers with as much assistance as they can get, thus promoting higher safety standards for everyone to follow.

The Invisible-to-Visible (I2V) system works by amalgamating large chunks of information that are collected from sensors placed all over the vehicle with data pouring in from a dedicated Cloud service.

“At Nissan, we always aim to be ahead of the curve. We don’t just anticipate future trends and technologies, we define them," Roel De Vries, Senior Vice President for Marketing at Nissan.

The Invisible-to-Visible (I2V) system works by amalgamating large chunks of information that are collected from sensors placed all over the vehicle with data pouring in from a dedicated Cloud service. Armed with the latest in Nissan’s Intelligent Mobility technologies such as ProPILOT, Omni-Sensing, and SAM (Seamless Autonomous Mobility), I2V is able to deduce what’s happening in the immediate vicinity of the vehicle. In fact, I2V even has the capability to anticipate what lies ahead, allowing drivers to have a better understanding and picture of scenarios.

ProPILOT is essentially tasked with delivering information about the environment around the vehicle, while Omni-Sensing and SAM feed real-time traffic data and analyse the road conditions. Nissan has already tested these systems at its proving ground in Yokosuka, Japan, using high-speed 5G mobile communications technology. The company’s vision is to enable human-machine interfaces such as I2V to be part of an enriched connected car experience, with technology that can provide real-time guidance to drivers. The car’s on-board technology will be able to interact with drivers almost like real-life human beings, even projecting avatars inside the cabin. According to Nissan, I2V will work even in inclement weather. It will also be able to guide drivers around impending road blocks, suggest alternate routes to avoid delays, scout for and provide active guidance towards vacant parking spots and much more.

The company’s vision is to enable human-machine interfaces such as I2V to be part of an enriched connected car experience, with technology that can provide real-time guidance to drivers.

The carmaker’s Brain-to-Vehicle (B2V) technology is not only the first of its kind in the world but also one of the most advanced. B2V uses a complex yet sophisticated headgear mechanism which incorporates a vast array of sensitive equipment and accurate sensors. Once worn, it works by interpreting the driver’s brain signals to assist with the task of driving the vehicle. The B2V system constantly monitors the driver’s brain activity, and according to Nissan, it can accurately foresee the wearer’s reaction. This helps B2V to assist the driver to perform necessary manoeuvres by reducing any delays, optimising safety and reducing fatigue. The technology even comes with a special learning algorithm which can make adjustments, thereby further reducing stress and discomfort.

At the recently concluded CES Asia, Nissan had arranged for visitors to experience its Invisible-to-Visible (I2V) and Brain-to-Vehicle (B2V) technologies, using interactive 3-D programmes and special driving simulators. Finally, the marque also showcased its IMs concept car, which was first revealed at the 2019 North American International Auto Show. The IMs is Nissan’s latest all-wheel-drive electric vehicle, and it claimed that the concept will go on to create its own segment in the industry, called the “elevated sports sedan”. The IMs is the first concept to feature the Invisible-to-Visible (I2V) technology, and has been designed from the ground up and incorporates the three pillars of Nissan Intelligent Mobility – Intelligent Driving, Intelligent Power and Intelligent Integration. It comes with dual electric motors that can together generate 483hp (360 kW) and 800Nm of torque, and houses a 115kWh battery pack that can provide over 600 kilometres of pure electric range.