Latest Industry News


2019 Tokyo Motor Show: Nissan Ariya Concept

Nissan today revealed to the world the all-new Nissan Ariya electric crossover, marking a new chapter for Nissan electric vehicles. The EV premiered globally through a virtual event hosted at the soon-to-open Nissan Pavilion in Yokohama.

Wireless update of car software

The ” Aria ” announced by Nissan is a crossover type electric vehicle that boasts a cruising range of up to 610km, and is positioned as a model that embodies the “Nissan Intelligent Mobility.” Technology and connected technology are included.

The “Aria” is equipped with Nissan’s first “remote software upgrade” function that updates the car’s software over the air. With this feature, you can download the software while the vehicle is stopped or running, and the update will be completed in a short time.

At the same time that the “Aria” was announced, Nissan also announced a new brand logo.

Incompatible? Wireless CarPlay, not mentioned in announcement in Japan

Fuel Efficiency

Nissan’s press release for North America states, ” Powered by wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, it gives drivers a seamlessly integrated experience inside and outside the car.”

There is a sentence in the Japanese version of the press release that “a wireless charger of the Qi standard is installed in the center console”, but as of this writing, there is no description about wireless CarPlay or Android Auto. Unfortunately, the model for Japan may not support wireless CarPlay.


Operable with “Hello Nissan”

“Aria” has a built-in voice recognition function in the vehicle, you can operate air conditioning and navigation by calling it “Hello Nissan”, Amazon Axela is also installed, and you can play music, call, operate smart home devices at home etc. is.

Aria is scheduled to be released in Japan in the middle of 2021, and the real purchase price is expected to start from about 5 million yen. It will be available in North America in the second half of 2021.

The future of the electric vehicle is now

The Nissan Ariya crossover marks a new era for electric vehicles, promising an incredibly powerful and smooth ride thanks to the full strength of Nissan Intelligent Mobility delivered by the latest assistance technologies designed to support, respond and respect the driver’s intentions. A sleek, sexy, seamless design inspired by Timeless Japanese Futurism gives all occupants a welcome, personal impression that aims to surpass expectations.

The Nissan Ariya will begin delivery in Japan from mid-2021 with an estimated starting price of around 5 million yen.



The future of the electric vehicle is now

The twin electric motor, all-wheel-drive Ariya models will feature Nissan’s most advanced all-wheel control technology, e-4ORCE. The “e” in e-4ORCE stands for Nissan’s 100% electric motor drive system. “4ORCE” (pronounced force) refers to the vehicle’s physical power and energy, with “4” representing all-wheel control. Born from the company’s rich history of developing memorable all-terrain vehicles and sports cars, e-4ORCE is the spiritual offspring of the Nissan GT-R’s ATTESA E-TS torque split system and the Nissan Patrol’s intelligent 4X4 system.

Intelligent Driving: a high-tech, low-stress driving experience

The Ariya ensures high levels of comfort and confidence by providing occupants with the latest Nissan technologies, including ProPILOT 2.0 advanced driver assistance and ProPILOT Remote Park.

ProPILOT 2.0 is the newest iteration of Nissan’s driver assistance technology. Equipped as standard on the second generation Nissan LEAF, ProPILOT is a hands-on assistance system that helps drivers stay centered in their lane, navigate stop-and-go highway traffic and maintain a set vehicle speed and distance to the vehicle ahead. ProPILOT 2.0 expands on this, allowing attentive drivers to take their hands off the steering wheel under certain conditions, reducing the driver’s workload and stress in single-lane highway traffic.2,3 In addition, ProPILOT 2.0 also supports multi-lane highway driving tasks such as lane changes, passing and highway exiting.

The system’s seven cameras, five millimeter-wave radars and 12 ultrasonic sonar sensors detect lane markers and objects around the vehicle, allowing hands-off single-lane driving along a predefined route, keeping with the flow of traffic. It also performs safe, effective lane changes with a simple button-push confirmation by the driver. ProPILOT 2.0 also utilizes a dedicated shark fin antenna to receive accurate GPS positioning, assisting to create a smooth, predictable ride during assistance.

ProPILOT 2.0 uses the navigation system and high-definition 3-D map data to detect the road surface, direction and speed limits, adjusting vehicle speed accordingly for a safe and trouble-free journey. A Driver Monitoring System mounted on the steering column confirms the driver is attentive to the road ahead when using the hands-off feature. In addition to the intuitive meter display and head-up display information, the status of the ProPILOT system is shown in the cabin by an advanced ambient lighting system: white indicates normal manual operation or that Intelligent Cruise Control is engaged; green indicates hands-on assisted driving; and blue indicates when the hands-off driving function with lane-change assist is activated.

Nissan Ariya Digital World Premiere: Car

Leave comments

Back to top