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Nissan drove a GT-R around a racetrack using a PS4 controller

Mightier with the controller than you are with the steering wheel? Well, you might fancy Nissan’s modified GT-R/C, which can be driven with a PlayStation 4 controller, and was created for the release of Gran Turismo Sport. The car was given a spin around Silverstone’s National Circuit, with driver Jann Mardenborough steering the GT-R from…

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Nissan modified this GT-R to be driven with a PS4 controller

Nissan A few years back, I wrote a feature titled “Why you’ll never drive your car with a joystick .” Today, I learned I spoke too soon (and that Ars’ Creative Director Aurich Lawson is prophetic). Over in the UK, Nissan and a company called JLB Design have finally done it. Courtesy of Carbuyer, I learned…

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Nissan made this weird, sweat-sensing car seat to detect dehydration

In a peculiar interior design experiment, Nissan covered the car seats and steering wheel on a sporty Nissan Juke vehicle with a material that changes color when it absorbs sweat.  This may seem kind of strange, and perhaps a bit gross. But not to Nissan. The Japanese car company banded with Droog Design to develop…

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Nissan Leaf takes on Tesla with 150-mile range and a $30,000 price tag

Nissan unveiled its all-electric new Leaf on Wednesday, and the specs are pretty great: The car offers a 150-mile range and near-autonomous driving capabilities for a starting price of $29,990.  The battery in the new Leaf has been upgraded from 30kWh to 40kWh compared with the previous version of the car, which still isn’t enough…

Science

Parked electric cars are earning money balancing the grid in Denmark

Enlarge (credit: NIssan) A year-long trial in Denmark is showing that utilities can use parked electric vehicles (EVs) as spare batteries, and those EVs can earn quite a bit of money for their owners from the utilities. In an interview with Bloomberg New Energy Finance , Nissan Europe’s director of energy services, Francisco Carranza, said…

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Tesla Model 3 rumored to be undercut by the next Nissan Leaf

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Woman gets punched in the gut by Nissan car during anti-collision safety tech demo

If you’ve ever been punched in the gut by an SUV, you know how this will feel. A demonstration of Nissan’s anti-collision safety technology went awfully wrong in Sichuan, central China, when the brand new Nissan Rogue, outfitted with a collision avoidance feature, brutally slammed into a female emcee. SEE ALSO: Intense video shows oblivious…

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Nissan's solution for texting and driving: A signal blocker for your phone

Texting while driving is bad. In fact, doing anything on your phone while driving — except perhaps answering the phone in handsfree mode — is dumb and dangerous. But sometimes, after you hear that familiar buzz, the temptation is just too strong. And there you suddenly are, replying to a totally irrelevant text message while…