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Infiniti EMERG-E First Drive

Infiniti EMERG-E First Drive

As environmentally-friendly concepts go, Nissan's Infiniti EMERG-E is definitely more in the BMW i8 camp of performance first, rather than the meek eco-boxes that can give EVs a bad name, and we've been lucky enough to grab a test drive of one of the two working cars in existence while at Nissan 360. While most concepts look great but can often manage no more than a sluggish roll from delivery trailer to car show stand, the 402HP EMERG-E isn't short on either power or poise. Read on for some first impressions.

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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 Leaf Self-Driving Car First-Drive

Nissan Leaf Self-Driving Car First-Drive

Autonomous cars aren't just the preserve of Google and MIT; Nissan has been working on its own self-driving technology, and we took a ride in the custom Leaf EV to see just how the future feels. The technology uses a special, second-gen version of the Safety Shield technology Nissan will debut on production models this year, upgraded with extra cameras and laser radar systems to identify and track other road users, pedestrians, and the surrounding terrain, and navigate through accordingly.

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Nissan Safety Shield upgrade makes Leaf EV self-driving

Nissan Safety Shield upgrade makes Leaf EV self-driving

Nissan has demonstrated a new version of its Safety Shield technology, adding 360-degree sensors to a custom Leaf EV that, with onboard AI, tease the company's ongoing work on autonomous, self-driving cars. Safety Shield, the first version of which will debut on production Nissans later this year, monitors activity around the car; in its new prototypes, shown off for the first time at Nissan 360, the Leaf adds to those senses with full camera coverage from every angle to track potential risks, pedestrians, other vehicles, and road signs.

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Nissan Titan V8 turbo-diesel set to deliver mid-500lb-ft torque

Nissan Titan V8 turbo-diesel set to deliver mid-500lb-ft torque

Nissan will fit its next-gen Titan pickup with a new Cummins V8 turbo diesel, the car company has announced, a torque-rich new powerplant promising more than 300 HP. Expected to offer mid-500s lb-ft torque from its 5.0-liter V8, the new engine comes after Nissan's research indicated it could add around 300,000 brand-switching Titan buyers if only it threw in an up-to-date diesel option.

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2014 Nissan 370Z Coupe, Roadster, and NISMO pricing unveiled

2014 Nissan 370Z Coupe, Roadster, and NISMO pricing unveiled

Nissan has unveiled the US pricing for its 370Z Coupe, NISMO, and Roadster model, each of which are now available for purchase from Nissan dealerships throughout the United States. The prices for both the 2014 370Z NISMO and Coupe models have both seen reductions, which aim to make them competitive in the industry. The Roadster, however, remains unchanged.

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AT&T SiriusXM deal puts always-connected telematics in Nissan vehicles

AT&T SiriusXM deal puts always-connected telematics in Nissan vehicles

Technology in the car is becoming more and more ubiquitous, thanks to car makers putting in touchscreen controls, navigation systems, and mobile internet to provide real-time information to drivers. Nissan wants to get in on the fun and has put SiriusXM to the task of implementing a telematics system inside Nissan vehicles, and the company has partnered up with AT&T to make that happen.

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Nissan unveils 2014 GT-R Midnight Opal Special Edition

Nissan unveils 2014 GT-R Midnight Opal Special Edition

Nissan has introduced a special edition GT-R in Midnight Opal coloring, with it limiting the production of this particular model to only 100 units across the globe. The car will be a tad more expensive than the GT-R Premium, and is slated to arrive in the United States some time in September. Among other things, the vehicle is hand-painted.

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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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Nissan unveils ZEOD RC electric race car prototype for 2014 Le Mans 24 Hour

Nissan unveils ZEOD RC electric race car prototype for 2014 Le Mans 24 Hour

Nissan has unveiled the prototype for its ZEOD RC electric racing car, which is the working-stage variety of the finished product that will be raced in the 2014 Le Mans 24 Hour. The project is being led by Ben Bowlby, Nissan's Director of Motorsports, and is being directed with input by engineers located in the US, Europe, and Japan.

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Nissan Leaf battery replacement program slated for 2014

Nissan Leaf battery replacement program slated for 2014

Nissan has announced a battery replacement program for its Leaf electric vehicle. Under the program, which starts next year, consumers will be able to have the battery pack in their vehicle swapped out for a new pack. This is in addition to the battery's warranty that comes with the vehicle, giving owners an extra option if needed.

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Renault-Nissan modular car chunks could see 40% savings

Renault-Nissan modular car chunks could see 40% savings

Renault and Nissan have shown off the common car concept which the two companies expect to save up to 40-percent of new model developments, by reusing key chunks of engine, underbody, and electronic tech. The Renault-Nissan Common Module Family (CMF) consists of five key segments which, once initially developed, can be adopted across anything from compact cars to big luxury sedans, with new modules planed for SUVs, minivans, and more.

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