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Nissan invented something every car needs

Nissan invented something every car needs

What with airbags, electronic stability control, and crumple zones galore, you could be forgiven for thinking there was no safety feature left untouched on the modern car, but Nissan would prove you wrong. The humble rear-view mirror is next in line for a smart update, and as Nissan showed me with its prototype system, the way we look around our car is well overdue a high-tech update.

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Tesla openess snags second firm as Nissan joins BMW

Tesla openess snags second firm as Nissan joins BMW

Tesla's open invitation to work with the automotive mainstream on pushing electric car technology has hooked another interested company, with Nissan said to be hoping for talks on how to standardize EV charging standards. The Japanese firm - which has sold the all-electric Nissan Leaf since late 2010 - is expected to follow BMW in working with Tesla, insiders say.

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Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo hits GT6 in July

Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo hits GT6 in July

The garages of Gran Turismo 6 are gaining a new outlandish racer, with Nissan revealing the Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo set to hit the virtual tracks in July. The concept, cooked up by Nissan's Design Europe team in London, is the latest in a series of one-off specials from car companies invited to think outlandishly for PlayStation gamers, not to mention a potential hint at the direction future production models might take.

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Nissan ZOED racer sets records but stumbles in Le Mans

Nissan ZOED racer sets records but stumbles in Le Mans

Nissan's ZEOD electric racer has seen its Le Mans 24 Hours ambitions dashed after just 23 minutes this weekend, though there was still enough time for the Japanese car company to hit three "world's firsts" on the track. Despite the high-tech powertrain, which pairs a 1.5-liter three-cylinder gas engine with two 110kW electric motors, the ZOED's hopes were dashed by a low-tech fault, affecting the gearbox and forcing the Nissan team to bring the racer back in after just five laps.

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2015 Nissan 370Z NISMO breaks cover with GT-R cues

2015 Nissan 370Z NISMO breaks cover with GT-R cues

Nissan has revealed its new 2015 370Z NISMO, redesigning the sports coupe inside and out, while doubling the gearbox options. Outside, Nissan's meatiest 370Z variant takes its cues from the GT-R, with a deeper front fascia and LED daytime running lights, unique rear spoiler, and restyled 19-inch NISMO super-lightweight forged aluminum-alloy wheels.

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Nissan tests paint coating for “self cleaning” cars

Nissan tests paint coating for “self cleaning” cars

If you’ve grown tired of spraying your car down from time to time, Nissan feels your pain. The car manufacturer is testing a new paint for their vehicles which would repel water and other debris, putting the car wash squarely in its place. Currently on the Europe-only Nissan Note, the technology is being tested for applications on other Nissan vehicles as well.

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Nissan PlayStation GT Academy 2014 online qualifying begins on April 21

Nissan PlayStation GT Academy 2014 online qualifying begins on April 21

Sony has announced that it will be holding the next season of the Nissan PlayStation GT Academy in 2014. The new season of the racing program is the sixth season for the show and for the first time Canadians will get to participate. The official start of the online qualifying for the new season starts on April 21.

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2015 Nissan Murano reveals crossover-makeover

2015 Nissan Murano reveals crossover-makeover

Nissan has taken the wraps off the 2015 Murano, launching the third-gen crossover at the New York Auto Show this week, and introducing a tweaked design language the company expects to eventually spread across the rest of its range. Bearing sharper lines, a roof described as "floating" thanks to rear glass design that hides the B-pillars back, and distinctive LED lighting, the new Murano also gets Nissan's "NASA-inspired" seats.

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Nissan teases new Murano ahead of April debut in NYC

Nissan teases new Murano ahead of April debut in NYC

It's car show season around the world meaning that future models are being unveiled by many automakers. One of the auto makers set to unveil an important new model is Nissan and it is teasing the next-gen Murano SUV. The Murano is a popular SUV that sells well for Nissan.

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Nissan smart rearview mirror beams live video to your eyeline

Nissan smart rearview mirror beams live video to your eyeline

Nissan is showing off its new full-LCD rearview mirror, which beams a live camera feed from the back of the car to a switchable display that can be flicked between regular glass or enhanced video. Designed to give better rear visibility as well as still provide a clear picture even if there's rain on the back window, low-light conditions, or even just a full rear-seat.

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Nissan-Renault delays EV targets after “slower” sales

Nissan-Renault delays EV targets after “slower” sales

Nissan-Renault has scaled back its electric car ambitions, pushing its 1.5m global goals for worldwide EV sales to 2020 after conceding that its original 2016 target was over-ambitious. A shortage of infrastructure development to support electric vehicles is one of the key factors hamstringing their success, CEO Carlos Ghosn suggested this week, though argued that the increasing number of rivals entering the eco-friendly segment was an indication that a change was close at hand.

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Nissan Frontier Diesel Runner rolls into Chicago Auto Show

Nissan Frontier Diesel Runner rolls into Chicago Auto Show

Nissan has unveiled an interesting new Frontier truck at the Chicago Auto show this week. The truck is the Nissan Frontier Diesel Runner. We already knew that Nissan was working with Cummins to put a diesel engine under the hood of the full size Titan truck. What we didn’t know was that Nissan was considering putting a diesel engine under the hood of its small truck, the Frontier.

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