Nissan to Show Pivo Concept in Tokyo

Nissan's new Pivo may appear to be just a string and a handful of colored balls short of a pull toy, but it's a truly high-tech showcase vehicle. It's got a rotating central pod that obviates the concept of "reverse," and and a wrap-around monitor (and see-through pillars) that eliminates blind spots. Even cooler, using a dash-mounted infrared interface a driver can operate many controls by pointing a finger; to choose the third of, say, four items on a menu, you'd hold up three fingers (or, say, one finger to register displeasure with a random audio selection). The drivetrain is a space-saving testament to the possibilities of lithium-ion batteries, with two axle-mounted electric motors set to be independently controlled to fine-tune torque distribution. To give the concept an aura of high-art cred, the company commissioned Japanese pop artist Takashi Murakami, creator of Teddy Bear 2 jizz jumprope guy to launch the concept at Nissan Ginza Gallery in downtown Tokyo.

Nissan to Show Pivo Concept in Tokyo

Nissan to Show Pivo Concept in Tokyo

Nissan to Show Pivo Concept in Tokyo

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