Nissan Pivo 2: 360 Degrees, No ReverseMike Spinelli10/05/07 6:23amFiled to: tokyo auto showNissanPivo 2Concept CarsGizmodoPivo15EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkNissan's worked up a new version of its Pivo concept — the electric-powered, 360-degree swiveler first shown in 2005. It's the Pivo 2. Like the first Pivo, its cabin rotates, eliminating the need for a reverse gear, though its in-wheel motors can propel it in any direction — even sideways. What's new in the Pivo 2 is its in-car Robotic Agent, a voice-recognition interface — in English or Japanese — to a valet application that can engage in a range of communications from basic vehicle functions to the closest parking space. It again shows what designers can come up with when the idea of a driveshaft becomes archaic, and when world culture becomes dominated by pudgy, cartoon animals. I, for one, welcome our new overlords. UPDATE: Now we've got video!