The Nissan Jikoo concept is a car which pays homage to
several different Japanese craft and design disciples.
The overall shape of the Jikoo is in the style of the
Datsun Roadster from 1935.
The headlights expand on the idea of light shining through
paper, like japanese paper lanterns. The trim on the front
wings is manufacured using traditional panel beating methods.
The interior of the Nissan Jikoo strives to expand the
passengers knowledge of Tokyo's history and layout by
continualy providing information of the City. In reality
this technology coul be integrated into a GPS system,
telling the driver where to go, and providing the passengers
with interesting local knowledge. Basically an automated
personal tour guide.
In 2006 Google announced that they were working on a similar
location based advertising system which would provide
directions to the driver of nearby shops selling items
they had requested. Not an identical system, but certainly
one which could be adapted to suit purely informational
services like the Jikoo originally envisaged.
Similar and related vehicles:
Nissan GT-R Proto
Nissan V35 GT-R
Nissan Pivo 2
Nissan Round Box (R.D/B.X)