Speaking with Automotive News, Ghosn revealed Nissan is working on launching 15 new technologies a year starting from 2009. Other gadgets in the works include drunken and tired driver detection systems, distance control systems, vehicle communication systems, ultra-clean catalytic converters and active lane departure prevention systems.
Of course, there’s also the onboard personal robot project. Previewed on the Nissan Pivo Concept, the in-car robot will greet drivers, chat with them about their day and notify them of driving issues, such as slippery roads and traffic speed. This is not just a toy Ghosn stressed, as it will eventually become a way for owners to bond with their cars like they would with a pet.