With technology being a mainstay in today’s world, it seems that we cannot move without our gadgets. There’s always an app or piece of electronic tech that has to be part of what we do.
Take for instance heading out into the great outdoors. It used to be that all we needed was a good ol’ map and a trusty off-road vehicle to take us a bit further than the usual paved road. But even off-road specialist Land Rover has realized that using a few apps can bring us even further into the woods or trails. Hence its new smartphone.
While it hasn’t exactly released its own mobile phone, Nissan Philippines Inc has put in what is arguably the next best thing—a piece of kit that allows drivers to see better while navigating their new Nissan Navara. We refer to the Around View Monitor that is now a part of the Intelligent Mobility System found in the 2018 Nissan Navara.
As the name suggests, the Around View Monitor uses sensors and cameras that give various views of the vehicle and its surroundings. Drivers can choose to view the vehicle from above, from the left or the right, or the like. You can practically have eyes all around, so to speak. And all this is displayed on a monitor on the dash, right in your line of sight.
To put its money where its mouth is, NPI let loose a select group of motoring media on the trails of Mount Malasimbo in Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro. Starting off from San Jose, Occidental Mindoro, the convoy of 8 Nissan pick-ups drove a total of 270 kms heading to the slopes of Malasimbo.