Nissan is testing Invisible-to-Visible (I2V) technology, which helps drivers “see the invisible” – such as what’s farther down the road, behind a building or around the corner.
I first discovered this technology at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January this year, and it’s hugely cool and impressive stuff. Currently being tested at Grandrive, Nissan’s proving ground in Yokosuka, Japan, I2V is a technology that merges the real and virtual worlds.
It combines information from sensors outside and inside the vehicle with data from the cloud, thus helping drivers to “see the invisible”. The test vehicle is based on Nissan’s NV350 Caravan.
I2V also connects drivers and passengers to the Metaverse, a virtual world where people can interact through avatars. Family, friends or others in a remote location can appear inside the car as three-dimensional, augmented-reality avatars to provide company or assistance. Doesn’t it sound amazing? I would love to experience it first-hand!