Nissan and Docomo test I2V technology using 5G in moving vehicle
Nissan is putting Invisible-to-Visible technology through its field test in a moving vehicle, using NTT Docomo’s fifth-generation mobile communications connectivity.
The technology, first revealed at the CES trade show in Las Vegas in January, is being tested at Grandrive, Nissan’s proving ground in Yokosuka, Japan.
For the field test, the companies are using high-speed mobile 5G connectivity to transmit avatar data wirelessly into the test vehicle, and in-car camera views from the vehicle, in real time. The test vehicle is based on Nissan’s NV350 Caravan.
The companies will evaluate how the people inside the car and those represented through avatars sense each other’s presence via the user interfaces. The usability of I2V’s interactive communication features will also be assessed.
Nissan and Docomo plan to continue their joint field tests and research on I2V technology and its applications, and to offer novel connected-car experiences to customers in the future.