Nissan has announced that its pathbreaking Invisible-to-Visible (I2V) technology has been displayed at the Mori Art Museum. The exhibit is part of the “Future and the Arts: AI, Robotics, Cities, Life—How Humanity Will Live Tomorrow” exhibition. The technology has thus become a work of art and the exhibit features a mini version of I2V that will utilize IDS Concept mock. Visitors to the museum now have a chance to experience what it would be like in the future to drive autonomous cars. The exhibition “Future and the Arts” at Mori Art Museum is running from November 19, 2019, to March 29, 2020.
Invisible-to-Visible (I2V) is a technology that uses a 3D interface to merge the real and virtual world and thus helps motorists to “see the invisible,” with the outcome being the ultimate connected-car experience. The technology has drawn a lot of interest from the time it made its debut at the CES event in January 2019. “Future and the Arts” is an exhibition at the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo that is meant to encourage visitors to visualize the near future of cities, environmental issues and lifestyles, along with human societies and human beings themselves, by showcasing the latest developments in the field of science and technology including AI, biotechnology, robotics and augmented reality (AR), plus art, design and architecture that is influenced by these advances.
Nissan Intelligent Mobility was chosen as one of the technologies that is likely to have an impact on our future, and I2V will be displayed as a work of art. The Mori Art Museum’s General Director Fumio Nanjo, who also helms the international jury of the Nissan Art Award, which has been organized by Nissan from 2013, expressed great hopes for the I2V exhibit, saying, “I had heard about this cutting-edge initiative from Nissan, and personally requested permission to exhibit it as a new technology offering a vision of mobility’s future. This exhibition aims to explore what is happening in our world today by displaying the latest advances in both technology and art. What happens when virtual reality becomes part of the everyday? How will autonomous drive and electric cars change our daily routines and lifestyles? These are the questions we hope to visitors will ponder.”
Nissan is participating through the “Lifestyle and Design Innovations” section of the exhibition. Visitors to the museum will get a chance to find out what it will be like to drive autonomous cars in the future and to test Nissan’s Invisible-to-visible (I2V) technology for themselves through an interactive, three-dimensional immersion experience.
The interactive technology can be experienced by two people, guiding the audience through three different scenarios including receiving help to find an open parking space at a busy mall, seeing a rainy day outside change to a sunny day inside the car and chasing a professional driver avatar to improve driving skills. Visitors can use and headset and can instantly see themselves in the passenger’s seat. They can either enjoy the drive or the view from the car freely, without any restrictions like location or embodiment. The driver inside the car meanwhile sees a real-time video avatar representing the person wearing the headset. Even when driving alone, it is possible to invite anyone into the passenger’s seat to communicate with them.
Manju Mathew, an MBA in marketing, completed publisher training courses from the Oxford Brookes University and New York University. She started with marketing and PR roles before moving on to her current position as a full time writer. Currently living in Dubai, her life as an expat has sharpened her observation skills and flair for writing. She enjoys writing about luxury cars like Ferrari, Lamborghini, etc even if she can only dream of owning them.
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