Upgraded Nissan concept debuts Brain-to-Vehicle tech

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Nissan has unveiled an upgraded version of its IMx electric concept vehicle, featuring a new look and Brain-to-Vehicle (B2V) technology.

Nissan IMx Kuro

Nissan IMx Kuro

Previously shown at the Tokyo Motor Show in October 2017, the concept – now named the IMx Kuro – gets black trim and wheels, an updated grille and a new dark grey body colour.

It also showcases Nissan’s B2V system. This works alongside a future version of Nissan’s ProPilot technology, which provides fully autonomous operation, and can read and interpret the driver’s brain waves, assisting with manual driving and speeding up reaction times– for example on braking – while also adjusting autonomous driving if the driver is showing signs of discomfort.

The zero-emission IMx Kuro also features Nissan’s new electric vehicle platform, which is designed to bring a completely flat floor, enhancing cabin space and driving dynamics. The drivetrain features a pair of high-output electric motors at the front and rear, bringing a combined 320kW of power and all-wheel-drive capability. The high-capacity battery brings a claimed range of more than 600km on a single charge.

“The IMx Kuro zero-emission crossover concept vehicle embodies the future of Nissan Intelligent Mobility,” said Jose Munoz, Nissan’s chief performance officer. “Nissan Intelligent Mobility is Nissan’s commitment to changing the way people and cars communicate, as well as how cars interact with society in the near future and beyond.”

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Natalie Middleton

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