Sunday, 1 November 2009

Nissan Land Glider

Nissan Land Glider at The 41st Tokyo Motor Show 1Nissan Land Glider at The 41st Tokyo Motor Show 2

The 41st Tokyo Motor Show 2oo9 is going on now, starting on 23 Oct (Fri) until 4 Nov (Wed) 2oo9 at Makuhari Messe, Chiba City. There's this car that interest me, the Nissan Land Glider. The 2-seated fully electric car meant to be an urban runabout, thus it is extremely narrow in size to ease congestion and makes it easier for parking.

'Inside the cockpit, the Land Glider's pilot sits front and center behind a suitably futuristic instrument cluster and a steering wheel that looks like twin joysticks. According to Nissan, the steering operations are computer controlled through a drive-by-wire arrangement, so there doesn't seem to be a direct connection between the steering wheel and the car's four contact patches.

Perhaps the most interesting bit Nissan pioneered with the Land Glider is the ability to lean into turns like a motorcycle. While this isn't an entirely new concept, it's a first for Nissan and the technology seems to be very well implemented in the Land Glider.'
- Autoblog.

Below photos for the Nissan Land Glider Concept Car.Nissan Land Glider concept 1Nissan Land Glider concept 2Nissan Land Glider concept 3Nissan Land Glider concept 4Nissan Land Glider concept 5
Watch the Nissan Land Glider Concept here.

Nissan Land Glider concept 6Nissan Land Glider concept 7Nissan Land Glider concept 8Nissan Land Glider concept 9Nissan Land Glider's futuristic cockpit.

a+. autoblog
a+. design bloom via tokyo motor blog


Don Guss said...

I don't hate this. I don't like the lines so much, but it seems very logical.

00000 said...

I wonder how ya back up with that thing?