(from Nissan Press
Release) Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., today unveiled Pivo, its
imaginative electric car concept, in partnership with renowned
Japanese artist Takashi Murakami at the company's Nissan Ginza
Gallery in downtown Tokyo.
Pivo, which will be on display at this year's Tokyo Motor Show,
features an innovative cabin that revolves 360 degrees, eliminating
the need to reverse. Thanks to its compact body, the car is also
exceptionally easy to maneuver.
The three-seater car comes with a number of user-friendly
technologies, including Nissan's Around View Monitor which reduces
blind spots by displaying the outside surroundings on screens
mounted on the inside of the car's A-pillars located on either side
of the windshield. A dash-mounted infrared (IR) commander allows the
driver to operate the navigation and stereo systems with simple
finger movements without letting go of the steering wheel.
Pivo is powered by Nissan's compact, high-performance lithium-ion
battery and its unique Super Motor, resulting in zero emissions.
The gallery space for the Pivo event, which was designed by
Murakami, features a futuristic vegetable garden installation, as
well as large balloons and illustrations of "Pivo-chan," a character
he designed based on the concept car's inspiring image.