Automotive technology in its futuristic form could well mean cars with reduced air friction that rotate 360 degrees,making reversing and parking easier.
From Saturday to Monday,students at the Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi got a taste of such innovation,with Japanese carmaker Nissan showcasing its models,including the 360 degree-revolving Pivo2.
The Pivo2 has a three-sitter rotating cab and only one door in the front,which allows passengers to exit or enter from any direction desired. More importantly,it provides directions to the desired destination. This car is female driver-friendly. The robot has face detection properties so that drivers can be cheered up while driving. Driving in a bad mood can cause accidents, Reina Kyakuya,marketing developer,said.
This is the first time the company has organised such a show in any campus in India. The idea,Reina said,is to familiarise IIT students with the latest technology in cars and to find a base for Nissan in Delhi.
The company also held two seminars,where presentations were given on the latest in automotive technology.
Among the new technologies presented by the company were safer seat belts,which automatically tighten when brakes are pressed hard,and cars that brace themselves in the event of an accident. When facing a crash,only the bonnet is affected while the occupants remain safe. We have extra balloons on the side for safety, Akirhiro Naganishi,Public Relations Officer,said.
Before the exhibition,Nissan also held a car design competition,in which forty students took part.
Ringlarei Pameis design,called Ol Boy,was declared as the best design. He will soon be flown to Japan where he will be allowed to present his model to Nissan officials.
Nissan will now fly its models to Mumbai,where they will be shown to students at IIT-Bombay.