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Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet First Drive

Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet First Drive

The was a time when having a convertible meant sacrificing rear seats and trunk space, but more and more vehicles are losing their heads and offering sunlit driving. Nissan, though, claims it has still managed a world's-first with the Murano CrossCabriolet, so far the only crossover AWD drop-top. On offer is a lofty driving position with room for four, along with a fast-shifting roof and all the safety kit you'd expect; Nissan invited SlashGear down to its Dallas showcase to take the Murano CrossCabriolet for a spin.

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Nissan Reveals Fuel Efficient ECO Pedal System

Nissan Reveals Fuel Efficient ECO Pedal System

For a car only available in Japan (for now), a car called the Nissan Fuga, Nissan has created a system called ECO Pedal, a system that'll improve fuel efficiency anywhere from five to ten percent. How does this pedal work, you might ask? It provides resistance so that the user will be less inclined to press it all the way down. But there's more, right? It can't just be harder to press down the gas pedal, right? There's just a little bit more, it's not just a brick under your pedal, but essentially it's just a system that suggests you be more sensible about how hard your pressing the gas. I know more than a couple people who could use this.

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The Daily Slash: October 19th 2010

The Daily Slash: October 19th 2010

Welcome to the Tuesday edition of The Daily Slash. First up, as we take one last look over the Internet for something interesting, we find that our story from around the Web has Activision officially releasing the DJ Hero 2 bundle, just in time for their Fall predictions made at the beginning of the year. And then, as we wrap up the night, we'll take a look at what's been going on around the R3 Media Network.

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Your Leaf will have Windows Embedded Automotive 7, and It’s Bumpin

Your Leaf will have Windows Embedded Automotive 7, and It’s Bumpin

Approximately 100 years after Henry Ford starts producing the Model T, now, finally, we've got some nice computers jammed up in there. Microsoft Windows Embedded Automotive 7 is out, and it's super fancy. Obviously this isn't the first computer system in a car, not by a long shot, but it's definitely exciting enough to call a milestone. This system offers Silverlight for nicer UIs, better expandability than ever before for third-party plugins, and real-time text-to-speech technology.

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Namco Bandai and Nissan Team Up to Create Futuristic Yokohama City in Virtual Reality

Namco Bandai and Nissan Team Up to Create Futuristic Yokohama City in Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality (VR) was all the rage several years ago. In arcades all over the world (where you could find them), there were rigs set up to showcase a digital world, where the player was fully submerged. A part of the game, and not just playing it. And while it may have quieted down over the years, it looks like Nissan and Namco Bandai have found a way to make it useful again. Both companies have announced today that they plan on creating a driving simulation that uses advanced VR technology, with a Smart Grid, to provide an in-depth driving experience second to none.

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NEC fit Nissan Leaf speed chargers in Oregon: 80% in 30 minutes

NEC fit Nissan Leaf speed chargers in Oregon: 80% in 30 minutes

NEC aren't just responsible for the batteries in Nissan's Leaf EV, they've also been working on the chargers too.  The Japanese company has kicked off a new pilot scheme in Oregon, installing chargers that can rejuice electric cars to around 80-percent in just 20-30 minutes.  The scheme follows on from a project started in October 2009, with around fifty of the new third-gen chargers being installed.

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NEC begins Nissan Leaf EV battery mass production

NEC begins Nissan Leaf EV battery mass production

NEC has begun mass production of high-capacity lithium ion batteries for electric cars, and while that might not sound interesting, if you're considering a Nissan Leaf it's NEC's power packs that will be keeping you moving.  Initially production is at the company's Sagamihara plant in Japan, but in of 2013 the joint-venture started by NEC and Nissan plan to shift production to a new facility in Tennessee, USA, for EV models destined for domestic use.

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Nissan Leaf EV pre-sales kick off today

Nissan Leaf EV pre-sales kick off today

Nissan's Leaf may not be the most aesthetically pleasing all-electric car, but it's looking set to be the first one in a long time to go on sale in the US.  The company is contacting those would-be buyers in the US who signed up for more information, telling them that - as of later on today - they'll be able to put down a $99 refundable deposit to buy or lease a Leaf of their own.

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The Daily Slash: April 5th 2010

The Daily Slash: April 5th 2010

Welcome to the Daily Slash. If this is your first time 'round these parts, doubly welcome! We're happy to bring you the latest and greatest in the tech news every day, but some times we can't fit it all in the normal flow of the work day. So, here's our friendly wrap-up, where we even manage to wrap it up in a bow tie (if you wish hard enough). Tonight, we've got The Best of R3 Media to start off the night (a brand new feature that we're adding to the Daily Slash from here on out). And then, as we jump into the meat and bones, we'll take a look at a website that makes picking your seats for your next Major League Baseball game so much easier. Next, a jacket that's made for your iPad, a car of the future, and we finally have some good news for the company that brought us webOS. So, let's get crackin'.

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