Nissan and the Future of Humans and Machines in Factories

Posted by on 18 Mar 2020 under General, Nissan News

Nissan Exoskeleton

Nissan’s Exoskeleton

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.

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Nissan Makes International Waves With New SUVs

Posted by on 26 Feb 2020 under New Nissan Launches, Nissan Kicks, Nissan News, Nissan Patrol, Nissan Qashqai, Nissan X-Trail

Nissan's X-Trail, Qashqai & Ariya : Leaf

Nissan To Launch New SUVs

Nissan is a market leader in South Africa, but internationally the brand had slumped in the last few years. But following the upheavals in top management and tensions in the alliance they share with Renault and Mitsubishi, Nissan has finally upped its game again with some exciting new SUVs.

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Nissan Honoured For Its Climate Credentials

Posted by on 18 Feb 2020 under Nissan Leaf, Nissan News

Nissan's EV: Leaf

Nissan Leaf

When climate change is pondered, cars and carmakers are usually seen as part of the problem. Nissan, however, has been added to the 2019 CDP A-List for its climate change leadership.

CDP is a non-profit organisation that focusses on building economic stability, and climate change is recognised as the major threat to global economic stability.

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Nissan Introduces New Acoustic Meta-Material

Posted by on 14 Feb 2020 under Nissan News

Nissan's Meta Material

Nissan’s Innovative New Meta Material

The CES is a perfect meeting place for the world’s elite innovators and those in the business of consumer technologies. Nissan was one of many standouts at this year’s event with some seriously impressive developments such as their new lightweight acoustic meta-material.

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Nissan Design America – 40 Years Of Global Success

Posted by on 29 Jan 2020 under General, Nissan News

Nissan Design Bases

Nissan’s Design Bases

Japanese car manufacturers have been quietly and politely poking world market for decades. The offerings in the late ‘50s through the ‘60s were underwhelming, to say the least. Their non-descript little econoboxes, well priced and very reliable, found some traction in post-war Europe and Britain, but not very much in Yank-tank USA.

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Nissan Shines at the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas

Posted by on 22 Jan 2020 under Nissan Concept, Nissan Intelligent Mobility, Nissan News

Nissan Ariya Concept

Nissan’s Ariya Concept

It’s the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas, so obviously there will be cars, ice-cream trucks and a golf ball that finds the hole. With the Detroit Motor Show shifting to later in the year, the CES attracted the biggest and best of future auto technology. Nissan was there with stunning, future-looking offerings.

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The Nissan GT-R50 Is A Limited Edition With No Limits

Posted by on 10 Jan 2020 under General, Nissan GT-R, Nissan News

Nissan GT-R50

Nissan’s 50th Anniversary GT-R

It looks mean. It has 530kW and 780 N.m. on tap It costs more than R16m. There will be only 50 ever made, but most of these have been snapped up in advance. It is the Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign.

The final production model of this rare monster has been announced and will be on display at the Geneva International Motor Show in March 2020. This production model closely matches the prototype version that stunned and surprised back in June 2018.

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Nissan Sentra, Lost To Us But Growing in the States

Posted by on 31 Dec 2019 under New Nissan Launches, Nissan Intelligent Mobility, Nissan News, Nissan Sentra

2020 Nissan Sentra

2020 Nissan Sentra

In the early/mid-‘80s, among the terrific Skylines and the “wow-what-is-that” early SUV, the Sani, Nissan introduced the Sentra. Very much the youngest child in the large family, smaller, less flamboyant. Ag shame. Yet the Sentra was a very good basic car, not pretty, but handsome in a no-frills, boxy kind of way. A friend flew to Cape Town and rented one. A good drive, enough space, enough power, nice boot.

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Nissan LEAF And Future High-Tech Electric Vehicles

Posted by on 01 Dec 2019 under Nissan Intelligent Mobility, Nissan Leaf, Nissan News

Nissan LEAF

Nissan LEAF

The Nissan LEAF has now been around for some time and entered Nissan into the EV marketing with aplomb. They have taken another step towards the mainstay of electric vehicles with the new generation Nissan LEAF with more range and comfort.

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Next Nissan Z Spotted at Nürburgring, Maybe, Perhaps

Posted by on 21 Nov 2019 under New Nissan Launches, Nissan 370z, Nissan Concept, Nissan News

Nissan Z logo

Will Nissan Bring Out The 400Z?

Whether it’s the new Z or something else, Nissan certainly stirred up a hornet’s nest at the Nürburgring recently. The matt black and orange shell were that of the 370Z, albeit with six holes added to the front and some differences in the facia.

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