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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe riding in an autonomous drive Nissan Leaf  (Image: Nissan)

Autonomous cars took to the roads of Tokyo for the first time on Saturday with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as a passenger. The Prime Minister rode on the public roads in the National Diet Front Garden in a Nissan Leaf and autonomous cars built by Honda and Toyota. According to Nissan, Saturday’s drive was meant to show the Japanese government’s support for the development of autonomous cars, as was symbolized by the venue located between Japan's parliament and the Imperial Palace.  Read More

Nissan's Bladeglider Concept is not your traditional sportscar - for starters, it has thre...

"Revolutionary" is not too strong a word for the Nissan BladeGlider concept, and it just might be a landmark in automotive history. Ben Bowlby conceived the vehicle in December 2008, and since then, it has gone from idea to racetrack to concept car and now mass production and a Nissan sub-brand look certain. Why? Read on ...  Read More

The ZEOD RC has received some design updates over the past few months

"From zero to ZEOD in 33 weeks" – that's how long it took Nissan to develop the newest version of its Zero Emissions on Demand race car. Following the debut of the initial prototype show car at June's 24 Hours of Le Mans, Nissan has revealed the latest evolution in Japan, reiterating its intentions of racing it at next year's Le Mans event.  Read More

Nissan says the watch will be the first in an ongoing line of wearable devices for drivers

The smartwatch trend has certainly taken off recently with new wrist-worn tech announced by the likes of Samsung, Sony, and ... Nissan? Yes, the automobile company is getting in on the action with a concept for a watch designed exclusively for its Nismo brand of high-performance cars. Unlike most other smartwatches that just sync to a person's mobile phone, the planned Nismo Watch will also connect to a sports car to provide data on its performance in real-time.  Read More

A test driver going hands-free in the Autonomous Drive LEAF

Yesterday, Nissan's "Taxi of Tomorrow" officially became "today." Not wasting any time to look a little further into the future, Nissan has detailed some of its progress toward building cars that drive themselves. It says that the first batch of autonomous vehicles will be ready for market by 2020, and instead of just launching a single self-driving model, it plans to add the technology to several.  Read More

The Taxi of Tomorrow is being built today

Well, it’s official: this is the future. It must be, as the Nissan NV200-based “Taxi of Tomorrow” is now being manufactured. The vehicle marks the culmination of a project run by the Taxi and Limousine Commission of New York City, in which taxi drivers, owners and passengers were asked to submit ideas for what features should go into a purpose-built NYC taxi cab.  Read More

The Nissan Patrol towed the Ilyushin Il-76 cargo plane over 50 m

Airplanes seem to be the default standard when automakers want to demonstrate the pulling power of a particular vehicle. Nissan has stuck with this yardstick in using its Patrol 4WD to pull a fully-laden Ilyushin Il-76 cargo plane weighing 170.9 tons over 50 m to set a new Guinness World Record.  Read More

The recently-unveiled Datsun GO

Back in 1986, the Nissan Motor Company phased out the Datsun brand name, after having owned that company since 1934. Last year, however, Nissan announced that it would be reviving the name for a new line of economy vehicles. This month, the first of those cars was unveiled in Delhi, India – the Datsun GO.  Read More

The BMW i8 (left) and i3 are just two concept cars that are set to go into production in t...

The recent rumor about a possible production version of the Pininfarina Sergio concept got us thinking: What other wild, stylish, high-tech concept cars are coming to market in the near future? Turns out, a lot. In fact, 2013-2014 may very well prove one of the best time periods in history for for recent cutting-edge concept vehicles to make the leap from concept to production. From electric and hybrid hypercars to reinvented daily drivers, these concept cars will soon be all over our highways and country roads.  Read More

Nissan's ZEOD RC electric racer will make its racing debut at Le Mans 2014

Le Mans in France, home to one of the world’s most prestigious 24-hour races, was Nissan’s site of choice to unveil its prototype electric speed racer. Touted as the fastest electric race car in the world, the oddly named ZEOD RC is being charged up and made ready to make its racing debut at the famous track in 2014.  Read More

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