Nissan’s vision for the future: allowing drivers to see the invisible

January 7, 2019

There are new cars nowadays that use Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) technology to help drivers drive more safely, as well as provide a more comfortable or even dynamic drive. Nissan takes things a step further by utilizing such real-time tech to allow drivers to “see” the invisible.

Known as Invisible to Visible (I2V) technology, Nissan’s innovative system uses Omi-Sensing technology via a host of sensors around the vehicle, along with data from the Cloud. This interaction allows drivers and the vehicle itself to safely traverse roads and warn drivers even before they actually see what’s up ahead.

Making use of these sensors, an avatar projected onto a display, and the like, one can get a glimpse of the Metaverse that complements real-time conditions. Take for example a road that has poor visibility and is full of bends. I2V will warn drivers of the bends via a visual display way ahead of time. The system can even coach the driver of how to best drive during certain situations. An avatar will be their coach, just a s if a professional instructor were actually with them inside the vehicle.

Apart from these, the system can orient occupants about a new destyination they’re headed to. This will better prepare them for what they can expect once they get to where they are going.

The Invisible to Visible tech will be on display at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada from January 8-12, 2019.

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Mr. Gerard Jude Castillo
Gerard has been a self-confessed car nut ever since he was a little boy. As a grown-up, he indulges in his passion by collecting toy cars (which he started since childhood) and reading up on the latest cars out there.  As Associate Editor, he will ensure that you get your fill of the latest cars in the market, as well as a load of automotive features.