Nissan: Nissan Juke uses onboard cameras to set world-first ‘blind’ J-turn record

Posted on 09. Dec, 2016 by in Nissan Canada

  • Compact crossover’s windows blacked out as pro-driver uses Intelligent Around View Monitor (AVM) record in try manoeuvre
  • World-first try equals ‘narrowest J-turn’ record by spinning Juke in a space usually 18cm longer than a car
  • Intelligent AVM provides motorist with 360-degree birds’ eye perspective of a Juke’s surroundings
  • Watch a record-equalling AVM J-Turn here


The record-breaking Nissan Juke has finished it again. This time a renouned compress crossover has determined a world’s initial ‘blind’ J-turn record with a motorist regulating usually a car’s Intelligent Around View Monitor (AVM) on-board camera record for guidance.

Stuntman Paul Swift spun a automobile 180 degrees with all a windows blacked out, regulating usually a Juke’s 4 extraneous cameras to position himself.

Amazingly, he equalled a existent ‘sighted’ record – branch a crossover from pushing retrograde to pushing forwards in a space usually 18cm longer than a bumper-to-bumper distance.

Nissan’s Intelligent AVM complement provides a motorist with a 360-degree birds’ eye perspective of a automobile and a surroundings. The 4 camera images are digitally stitched together and displayed on a NissanConnect dashboard screen, creation parking easier and safer.

Commenting on a world-first stunt, Paul Swift said: “I don’t suggest drivers try to park regulating AVM and a J-turn like we did, though we can unequivocally see how regulating a AVM record in bland pushing situations would be a genuine advantage to Nissan customers.”

Nissan Intelligent AVM also includes Moving Object Detection, that alerts a motorist if something – for example, an animal or walking – is tighten to a vehicle. This gives a motorist extended recognition of their vicinity and softened assent of mind.

Intelligent AVM is partial of a Nissan Intelligent Mobility prophesy for a safer and some-more tolerable pushing future. It’s also one of a pivotal building blocks of Nissan’s pierce towards ProPilot, a brand’s unconstrained pushing technology. The initial Nissan automobile in Europe to underline ProPilot will be suggested in a subsequent financial year (2017).

Paul Swift added: “Looking during a 360-degree perspective on a dashboard shade – rather than over my shoulder by a back window – was bizarre during first, though we fast adjusted. The AVM cameras gave me a transparent perspective of a lane so we was assured of staying within a lines.”

The rarely gifted try motorist took on a plea during a home of a Juke – Nissan Manufacturing UK in Sunderland – where some-more than 100,000 Jukes are constructed each year.

The Nissan Juke is no foreigner to stunts and record attempts. The compress crossover already binds a record for completing a fastest mile on dual wheels.

Stewart Callegari, General Manager for Advanced Planning, Nissan Europe: “This try is a ideal proof of a Nissan code guarantee – Innovation that Excites. That guarantee is all about building record to make drivers’ lives easier and safer, and Around View Monitor does usually that.”

The Nissan Juke N-Vision special book is on sale now during Nissan retailers and facilities Intelligent AVM as standard. Additional in-control technologies, including Lane Departure Warning and Blind Spot Warning, are also fitted.

The Nissan Juke is Europe’s favourite compress crossover, carrying sole some-more than any other indication – roughly 760,000 units given a launch in 2010.

Watch a record-equalling AVM J-Turn here

Notes for Editors

Intelligent AVM is customary on a Nissan Juke in Tekna grade, and accessible as an choice on Acenta, N-Connecta and Nismo.


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