the upcoming CES trade show in Las Vegas, USA, Nissan will unveil its future
vision for a vehicle that helps drivers “see the invisible” by merging both
real and virtual worlds, creating the ultimate connected-car experience. CES
2019 runs from Jan. 8-11 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
or I2V, is a future technology created through Nissan Intelligent Mobility, the
company’s vision for changing how cars are powered, driven and integrated into
society. I2V will demonstrate the future of driving to CES visitors through an
interactive, three-dimensional immersion experience at Nissan’s display. I2V
will support drivers by merging information from sensors outside and inside the
vehicle with data from the cloud. This enables the system not only to track the
vehicle’s immediate surroundings but also to anticipate what’s ahead – even
showing what’s behind a building or around the corner. To make driving more
enjoyable, guidance is given in an interactive, human-like way, such as through
avatars that appear inside the car.
tapping into the virtual world, I2V opens up endless possibilities for service
and communication – making driving more convenient, comfortable and exciting.
“By helping you see the invisible, I2V enhances your confidence and makes
driving more enjoyable,” said Tetsuro Ueda, an expert leader at 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,” Ueda noted.
driving like never before I2V is powered by Nissan’s Omni-Sensing technology,
which acts as a hub gathering real-time data from the traffic environment and
from the vehicle’s surroundings and interior. Nissan’s SAM (Seamless Autonomous
Mobility) technology analyses the road environment through relevant real-time
information, and the ProPILOT semiautonomous driver support system provides
information about the car’s surroundings.
technology maps a 360-degree virtual space around the car to provide
information about things like road and intersection status, visibility, signage
or nearby pedestrians. It can also monitor the people inside the vehicle by using
interior sensors to better anticipate when they may need assistance with
finding something or a coffee break to stay alert. I2V can also connect drivers
and passengers to people in the Metaverse virtual world. This makes it possible
for family, friends or others to appear inside the car as three dimensional,
augmented-reality avatars to provide company or assistance.
More support during autonomous or manual
autonomous driving, I2V can make the time spent in a car more comfortable and
enjoyable. For example, when driving in the rain, the scenery of a sunny day
can be projected inside the vehicle. When visiting a new place, the system can
search within the Metaverse for a knowledgeable local guide who can communicate
with people in the vehicle in real time. Information provided by the guide can
be collected with Omni-Sensing and stored in the cloud so that others visiting
the same area can access the useful guidance. It can also be used by the
onboard artificial intelligence system to provide a more efficient drive
through local areas.
manual driving, I2V provides information from Omni-Sensing as an overlay in the
driver’s full field of view. The information helps drivers assess and prepare
for things like corners with poor visibility, irregular road surface conditions
or oncoming traffic. The driver can also book a professional driver from the
Metaverse to get personal instruction in real time. The professional driver
appears as a projected avatar or as a virtual chase car in the driver’s field
of vision to demonstrate the best way to drive. Not only will I2V display
information about congestion and estimated travel time; it can communicate
unique details to better inform the driver about the road ahead, removing
unknowns to ease driving stress. I2V will give alternative suggestions, even
down to the best-moving lane in heavy traffic, by using real-time local data
mapping via Omni- Sensing.
arrival at a destination, I2V can access SAM to scan for parking spaces and
park the vehicle for the driver in situations requiring difficult parking
maneuvers. I2V demonstration at Nissan’s display Visitors to CES can experience
I2V at Nissan’s display by putting on a pair of augmented-reality goggles and
stepping inside a demonstration cockpit featuring three dimensional interfaces
and displays. Users are guided through scenarios including a tour of a city,
receiving help to find an open parking space at a busy mall, seeing a rainy day
outside change to a sunny day inside the car, chasing a professional driver
avatar to improve driving skills and exploring how I2V can see through
buildings and around corners.
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