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Nissan Autonomous Drive

Nissan Autonomous Drive

Nissan advances plans to have commercially viable autonomous drive vehicles on the road by 2020

March 2014

An autonomous car was once the epitome of a ‘future’ car, something seen only in science fiction-but now Nissan has achieved the technological advancements necessary to begin to make this fiction a reality. Learn more

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Pursuing Sustainability Between Nature and Industry

Pursuing Sustainability Between Nature and Industry

Starting with zero-emission cars

December 2013

Nissan recognizes that the overuse of fossil fuels is believed to have an impact on the environment, and that means it’s time to do things a little differently to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels. Learn more

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Nissan Safety Shield® Concept

Nissan is committed to its position as a leader in the world of automotive safety. This dedication to comprehensive safety goes into the engineering and design of every vehicle we make, and it drives the development of the Nissan Safety Shield technologies.

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NissanConnect™

NissanConnect™

Connected to more than the road

August 2013

NissanConnect™ combines your car's audio system, navigation system, and communication system into one very capable piece of technology. If you've already got NissanConnect™, you'll know this is true. What you might not know is that it now offers more features and system options than ever before, including an exciting new collection of popular smartphone apps that help you stay in touch with the outside world from inside your vehicle. Learn more

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Snug Kids®

Snug Kids®

Protecting your most precious cargo

May 2013

At Nissan, keeping our passengers safe is at the core of everything we do. We know that as parents, keeping your children safe is at the core of everything you do, so we developed Snug Kids® to help you find the perfect Child restraint system for your family.
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Project 370Z®

Project 370Z®

The world's first crowdsourced Nissan Z

May 2013

The call went out in February 2012. At a special blogger media day at the Chicago Auto Show, Nissan invited fans to help build the world’s first crowd-­‐sourced car.

The goal: Take Nissan’s powerhouse 370Z® and make the sizzling track car even hotter. Learn more

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Nissan LEAF®: The New Ride

Nissan LEAF®: The New Ride

WHAT IF_ Your Phone Controlled Your Car?

August 2012

Nissan LEAF® runs on 100% electricity. No gas stations. No emissions. No tailpipe.  Check out some fun photos and videos, and learn why we built the Nissan LEAF®, and why it’s important. 
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XTRONIC CVT

XTRONIC CVT

Next-generation XTRONIC CVT

March 2012

The 2013 Nissan Altima will be the first Nissan with the next-generation XTRONIC CVT. The dramatically improved technology achieves a significant 15% increase in fuel efficiency, accelerates faster, runs quieter and offers an even more seamless shifting experience. Learn more

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A commitment to the planet

A commitment to the planet

The City of St. Petersburg

November 2011

Why would a car company build a boat? Because we wanted a more fuel efficient, greener way to transport our products. The result: the City of St. Petersburg - an innovatively designed cargo ship built with the future in mind. Learn more

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Take innovation for a spin!

Take innovation for a spin!

Get virtual with the all-new 2012 Nissan Versa Sedan

October 2011

The all-new 2012 Nissan Versa Sedan has the most space per dollar of any car in America[*]. To prove it, we created a 360° tour so you can experience it first hand, in first person, online, or on your mobile device. So go ahead, jump in! Learn more

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The NISMO RC

The NISMO RC

Racing’s silent future

September 2011

You’re looking at the future of automobile racing. It doesn’t have an engine, uses no gas, and instead of roaring around the track, glides almost silently by. It’s the world’s first 100% electric, no tailpipe, track-ready race car – the NISMO RC. Learn more

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The Taxi of Tomorrow

The Taxi of Tomorrow

Nissan chosen to be the exclusive provider of New York City taxis.

June 2011

Following a grueling two-year competition, New York City selected Nissan to develop and build the Taxi of Tomorrow. Beginning in 2013, our spacious, state-of-the-art taxis will begin ferrying 600,000 passengers daily, around the city that never sleeps. Learn more

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Fast Company

Fast Company

There are 50 brand names on the list and only one automotive company: Nissan

April 2011

“This is the only zero-emission car on the market. Other electric cars use gasoline; this one, there is not one drop” -- Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn in Fast Company magazine, March 2011 Learn more

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Zero Emissions

Zero Emissions

Wouldn't it be cool if you never bought another gallon of gas?

April 2011

You’ve never driven anything like it, and you’ll know that before you even get in.

It has a sleek, futuristic body that, you’ll notice, doesn’t have that little door you open up when you fill up with gas. It doesn’t need that little door it because it doesn’t use gas... Learn more

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CARWINGS®

CARWINGS®

Wouldn't it be cool if you could phone your car?

April 2011

CARWINGS® is an innovative new system that lets Nissan LEAF® owners communicate remotely with their car. Drivers can check the charging status of the battery, get reminders, set timers, start charging, turn on the air conditioning, find local charging stations…
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Utili-Track™

Utili-Track™

This is going to change the way you move your cargo. Forever.

April 2011

This changes everything: the Utili-track™ cargo system revolutionizes the way you load cargo… Learn more

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Brake Override Technology

Brake Override Technology

Standard since 2005

April 2011

Brake Override Technology: The brakes override the engine, helping you stop when you need to. Learn more

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XTRONIC Continuously Variable Transmission®

XTRONIC Continuously Variable Transmission®

Say goodbye to gear-hunting and shift-shock

April 2011

The Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT): a technology Nissan refreshed and modernized in 2002, then became one of the world’s first automotive manufacturers to include CVTs on passenger cars. Today, Continuously Variable Transmissions are included on vehicles across Nissan’s diverse and growing lineup... Learn more

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