The Nissan I2V technology, presented at CES in Las Vegas last January, will be tested at Grandrive, the Nissan test center located in Yokosuka, Japan.
Invisible-to-Visible, or I2V, is a Nissan Intelligent Mobility technology that merges the real and virtual worlds. Combining information from sensors inside and outside the vehicle and data from the cloud, it helps drivers to "see the invisible": what's a little further down the road, behind them a building or around the corner, and thus anticipate the possible dangers of the road.
I2V also connects drivers and passengers to Metaverse, a virtual world in which users can interact via avatars. Family members, friends or relatives can thus appear in the car in augmented reality in the form of 3D avatars, in order to keep the passengers company or provide them with help.
The actual tests will be conducted using DOCOMO's low-latency, high-speed, high-speed 5G mobile connectivity, which allows the test vehicle to receive data from avatars and transmit video from the car's interior cameras. real time. The test vehicle is developed from the Nissan NV350 Caravan van marketed in Japan.
Both companies will evaluate how people in the car physically and in the form of avatars feel their respective presence via the user interfaces. The ease of use of the I2V system features will also be evaluated.
Nissan and DOCOMO plan to continue testing and researching I2V technology and its applications to deliver innovative connected experiences to the drivers of tomorrow.
Unveiled by Nissan in January at the CES in Las Vegas, the I2V technology comes from Nissan Intelligent Mobility vision, brand strategy to transform the automotive world: the way of driving, the evolution of engines and the integration of vehicles in society.