Nissan radiation testing – Click above to watch video after the jump

Japanese automakers are continuing to test their products for excessive radiation levels as they leave their respective manufacturing facilities and before they're loaded onto container ships for transport. Nissan has released a video detailing the company's radiation check system, which includes monitoring randomly-selected sample group vehicles in three key locations.

Workers measure levels at the vehicles' wheels, the center of the hood and the steering wheel before handing out clean bills of health. So far, all of the company's vehicles have passed without a problem.

Automakers began testing vehicles after the disaster at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant despite the fact that most manufacturing locations are situated well away from the ill-stricken facility. The video after the jump follows a few vehicles (including a 370Z and a GT-R) through the test procedure and onto a transportation vessel in port. Click past the jump to watch the full video for yourself. Thanks for the tip, Stephen!

[Source: Integrity Exports]



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      Ken Adams
      • 4 Years Ago
      So can I get a fully irradiated GTR on the cheap? I'll happily wear a rad suit every time I drive it.
      john john
      • 4 Years Ago
      They call it godZilla for a reason
      jhawes01
      • 4 Years Ago
      "Safe" levels of radiation? The scumbags lied to their own people, do you think they give a rat's ass about us? You're nuts to drive one of these, are they going to pay for your Cancer Treatments, "Down the road"?
        SheldonRoss
        • 4 Years Ago
        @jhawes01
        There's a certain level of innocent ignorance that's ok, but people that shout their ignorance from the rooftops - angrily at that - are terribly burdensome.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @jhawes01
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      Shiftright
      • 4 Years Ago
      Sweet! No need for an aftermarket neon kit!
      Bamboo Draong
      • 4 Years Ago
      Only 1 person died from the Toyota Gas Pedal flaw.. Guess how many American died due to Chrysler Transmission flaw? Over 13... Americans ARE stupid... http://www.usautoinjurylaw.com/cases/defects/transmission/false-park-lawsuits.htm
      kevsflanagan
      • 4 Years Ago
      Just something about Nissan testing a GTR for radiation that makes me want to snicker.
      LBFTPSEC
      • 4 Years Ago
      Testing for radiation, while all the people standing around the car have to protection. If there was radiation, would they not be encountering a health hazzard?
        SheldonRoss
        • 4 Years Ago
        @LBFTPSEC
        The only reason they are testing them is publicity. There's virtually no chance of radiation in any dangerous amount.
        LBFTPSEC
        • 4 Years Ago
        @LBFTPSEC
        *have no protection ....how does this new comment system not have an edit feature?
      mainframewayne
      • 4 Years Ago
      Why don't they check the trunk for Godzilla babies
      TomRVA
      • 4 Years Ago
      New cars do not sail in containers/on containerships, they move on RORO car carriers. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roll-on/roll-off
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