Carlos Ghosn, Supreme Allied Commander (SAC) of both Nissan and Renault, took a moment from his busy car launching schedule to promise he would be sending electric cars to America in 2010. We've heard this before, but now the word comes from the very top. Interestingly, Ghosn said that the new California CO2 emission-cutting initiative had given extra impetus for the EV decision, according to this brief article from Agence France Presse (AFP).
Below the fold are two videos by Nissan released for the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show. The first video shows the making of the electric concept car, the Pivo 2 and has a quick chat with Tomoko Sato and Mariecamill Lecoq, two Japanese and French designers of the car.
My favorite concept car at the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show is Toyota's I-Real, a chair concept car, so I dug around for some videos of the thing moving around. You can watch videos of the I-Real and iSwing, another concept chair vehicle by Toyota, in action below the fold. I also found another video of the of Nissan's Pivo 2 robot, a worm-headed thing that watches how you feel and goes crazy if you are sad. If you don't cheer up, it won't let you out of the car saying "I am afraid I can't do that, Dav
digg_url = 'http://digg.com/tech_news/More_of_Nissan_s_Pivo_2'; We just wrote about Nissan's new electric concept car Pivo 2. Below is a gallery with a few more pictures of the new R2D2-like robot companion (above) for Pivo 2. Below the fold, are two videos all about the design of the Pivo 2 and two videos about Pivo 1 which had monitors inside the car that augmented your view of the outside world. The monitors seem to be missing in Pivo 2 and I am not sure an in-car robot distraction is such