With driving reduced to a bare minimum during initial stages of the lockdown, motorists are slowly getting reacquainted with the roads and their cars. The good news is that several advanced Nissan technology systems can help drivers to operate their vehicles more safely.
Boredom and the means to alleviate it is a powerful combination. Imagine you have a workshop. There is a Nissan Navara bakkie. There is a spare GT-R engine just lying around. You are in England, so it’s raining. Nothing to do. You get the idea.
What is completely silent and can fit a rugby scrum if the locks are prepared to lie down? And the referee and the linesmen? And some spectators?
It’s rather a mouthful.
The unprecedented spread of COVID-19 has undoubtedly affected lives, livelihoods, communities and businesses across the world. For the most part, the pandemic has impacted nearly every sector but organisations from around the world, including Nissan, are working together against the virus.
Nissan recently announced they have licensed an advanced battery tech to Tokyo-based APB Corporation who is planning on building a factory in Japan with backing from several major companies. They will use Nissan’s latest technology which will enable them to mass-produce cheaper and safer lithium-ion batteries for energy storage.
Nissan’s Pursuit Of Zero-Emission Battery Tech
Nissan started researching and developing their lithium-ion batteries as far back as the early 1990s. Seven years later, the Japanese automaker launched the Prairie Joy EV and became a pioneer in installing lithium-ion batteries in commercial electric vehicles. Looking back at the Prairie Joy EV, it may not have been the best looking car in the world but it was a trendsetter.
Nissan’s iconic best-selling LEAF turns ten this year. And some say a car launched in 2010 is passed it, and in spite of all the updates and upgrades through the years, it is an autumn LEAF that has to fall.
Not so, said Nissan. This is a spring LEAF, new to the season and full of life. The 2020 Nissan LEAF has just budded in the big Northern Hemisphere markets. Although not here yet, we can at least look at what has changed.
It’s not uncommon that babies and young children fall asleep during car journeys but is it the same for electric vehicles, like the Nissan Leaf? Contrary to what many believe, it’s the engine noise in cars that make them sleep and not the actual movement.
Who can forget the horror on CNN when, in 2011, an earthquake caused a tsunami that decimated large swathes of Japan? The little van in a futile race against the flood. The houses and building swept away, the ships thrown against shore-side buildings. Soon afterwards we learned of the catastrophe that was the flooded nuclear power station Fukushima. But one positive story to come out of that disaster was the brand-new Nissan LEAF EV and the new role that was invented for it on the spot.
Machines are coming to take your job, and once they have it, they will . . . HAHAHAAA!!!! No, actually, they are not.
Automation, robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) are scary. This is because they, in our lifetime terms, have disrupted and changed the world we work in. People see the factory of the future devoid of people, machines making things, AI deciding how they should make them.
We do not often communicate as a group to our various brand customers, however, we believe this situation requires the most efficient communication method.