Automakers like Nissan are well aware that the future engineers of the world need to learn more about the vehicles of the future, namely electrified types. Many companies are working with engineering schools to expose the students and help develop curricula in areas like material science and chemistry for batteries as well as power electronics and motors.
Nissan spent this past semester working with students at Carnegie Mellon University on product design projects to address potential issues and enhance the electric vehicle (EV) driving experience. Who wouldn't want an EV with a "vehicle trash, recycling and organization system" or a "grocery-shopping support system"? The six teams worked on projects like in-car workstations, automated cleaning, and stress reducing ergonomics. The Nissan release is after the jump.