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Nissan BladeGlider concept hints at Nissan’s EV future

Nissan BladeGlider concept hints at Nissan’s EV future

Nissan has unveiled a new concept car that will be making its official world debut at the Tokyo Motor Show. The car is called the Nissan BladeGlider and the automaker says the vehicle is a proposal for the future direction of Nissan electric vehicles development and an exploratory prototype of an upcoming production vehicle. The car has a shape similar to the Nissan DeltaWing racing car from above.

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Nissan partners with Apple for iTunes Radio exclusive

Nissan partners with Apple for iTunes Radio exclusive

Speaking up today on their impending partnership, Nissan and Apple have let it be known that they'll be moving forward on iTunes Radio for automobiles. This move will make Nissan the "exclusive automotive launch partner" for iTunes Radio, and will allow it to retain this title "through 2013." The environment known as iTunes Radio was introduced to the public earlier this month on the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c with the mobile operating system iOS 7.

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Nissan promises self-driving cars for the masses by 2020

Nissan promises self-driving cars for the masses by 2020

Nissan has announced that they will have self-driving cars available by the year 2020. Or more specifically, that they will have "commercially-viable Autonomous Drive in multiple vehicles by the year 2020." Nissan has detailed plans to have availability across the model range within two vehicle generations and to launch a proving ground in Japan that will be dedicated to autonomous driving.

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Nissan Autonomous Cars: We talk Self-Driving with R&D chief Carla Bailo

Nissan Autonomous Cars: We talk Self-Driving with R&D chief Carla Bailo

Nissan's self-driving car technology works, but when will we see the first autonomous vehicles on the road, and how do you coax keen drivers out from behind the wheel and into trusting their AI chauffeur? Cars that can drive themselves are, many believe, the answer to cutting road-related fatalities and making better use of highways, but it raises challenges beyond those the industry has traditionally faced about "normal" transportation. We talked with Carla Bailo, president of Nissan Technical Center North America and senior vice president of NNA R&D Americas, at Nissan 360 this week about where the company's first real-world trials, the similarities and differences between Nissan's approach and Google's, and why one of the biggest selling points might well be the promise of a good cup of coffee.

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Nissan takes on Tesla Superchargers with dealership quick-charge network

Nissan takes on Tesla Superchargers with dealership quick-charge network

Nissan will borrow some of Tesla's Supercharger network strategy by turning US dealerships into recharging points for the Nissan Leaf, the car company has revealed, promising an 80-percent "refuel" in half an hour. The scheme will see more than 124 quick-charge systems offered at Nissan dealerships across the US, and is expected to be fully operational by April 1, 2014.

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2013 Nissan Altima recalled due to potential spare tire issue

2013 Nissan Altima recalled due to potential spare tire issue

Nissan has issued another recall for its 2013 Nissan Altima sedan due to a potential issue regarding the Altima's spare tire. The company filed a document with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, stating that 123,308 of its 2013 Nissan Altima's potentially have spare tires that are significantly over-inflated or under-flated. Nissan says that Altimas built between March 21, 2012 and March 26, 2013 are potentially affected.

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Renault-Nissan Alliance opens new Silicon Valley research center

Renault-Nissan Alliance opens new Silicon Valley research center

Automakers Nissan and Renault formed an alliance called the Renault-Nissan Alliance and opened a US research center in 2011. The two automakers have now announced that they have expanded their presence in Silicon Valley with the opening of a new advanced research center. The automakers say that initially the new research center will focus on autonomous driving and connected cars.

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Nissan plans to triple available electric vehicle fast chargers in Washington DC

Nissan plans to triple available electric vehicle fast chargers in Washington DC

Despite the fact that the United States government is pushing hard for drivers to adopt electric vehicles and hybrids, most drivers are sticking with traditional automobiles. One of the big reasons that many drivers are staying away from electric vehicles is because the charging infrastructure in the United States is still very poor in most areas. That means that electric vehicle drivers are stuck operating their cars only within range of their home or offices where they can plug-in.

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