Nissan: Nissan creates story during Le Mans with initial mirrorless competition car

Posted on 12. Jun, 2014 by in Nissan Canada


  • Nissan ZEOD RC runs during Le Mans with no behind perspective mirrors
  • Drivers use behind camera and radar complement in trade
  • Technologies grown for ZEOD to urge Nissan Safety Shield and Nissan Smart Mirror for a highway

LE MANS, France – Nissan done story during a new Le Mans exam day by apropos a initial manufacturer of a complicated epoch to run a automobile during Circuit de la Sarthe intentionally with no behind perspective mirrors.

“Garage 56 is singular in engine racing where a organizers have authorised manufacturers or private entrants to come and do something totally different,” pronounced NISMO Global Head of Brand, Marketing Sales, Darren Cox. “Once again, a ACO should be applauded for that, though I’ve got to tell we that it is a outrageous task. The automobile is full of innovation, from a 3 cylinder 400-hp DIG-T R engine to a fact it is a initial mirrorless foe automobile of a complicated era. ZEOD is a vast task, though it has been a essential stepping-stone towards a LM P1 project. What we learn here provides a outrageous information bank for a engineers as they rise a new Nissan GT-R LM NISMO.”

The behind perspective counterpart was indeed grown by motorsport with a initial Indianapolis 500 leader Ray Haroun regulating a counterpart for a initial time in 1911 aboard his Marmon Wasp.

With 4 opposite classes and thespian shutting speeds during a Le Mans 24 Hours, drivers carrying recognition of a surrounding trade is imperative. Nissan has taken impulse from a Nissan Safety Shield and Nissan Smart Mirror for a highway to rise systems aboard a insubordinate Nissan ZEOD RC.

The electric antecedent is already set to mangle new belligerent by apropos a initial automobile during Le Mans to finish an whole 8.5 mile path of a Circuit da la Sarthe on zero though electric power.

But on a exam day, drivers Wolfgang Reip and Tommy Erdos done story by completing laps though a mirrors that are imperative for each other entrance in a 56-car field.

The Nissan ZEOD is versed with a rear-facing camera that indeed provides a some-more extensive perspective than a mirrors. In addition, a automobile has an in-built radar complement that not usually alerts a drivers about arriving traffic, though provides serve discernment on shutting speed by vast arrows on a screen.

The complement is means to compute between cars that are shutting fast, or those that are staying during a identical stretch behind or descending back. The arrows also change tone depending on shutting speed. It will also warning a motorist either a faster LM P1 automobile is flitting on a left or right.

The dual-systems will again be used starting tonight in France for use and subordinate where Reip will be assimilated by associate GT Academy leader Lucas Ordóñez and Japanese star Satoshi Motoyama. Both were forced to skip a Le Mans exam day due to a contrary Super GT foe in Japan.

“These motorist support systems are only another aspect of destiny record transfers that will urge a highway cars of a future,” pronounced Cox. “The growth of a battery record will apparently support a growth of destiny versions of a Nissan LEAF and other hybrid models, though lessons schooled from a motorist support systems will find their approach into each Nissan indication in a future. If we have a complement that can yield protected and critical information during 300km/h in a high vigour situation, afterwards we can adjust that for use in highway cars. One of a reasons because we foe is that motorsport helps a engineers to unequivocally quick line technologies and exam them in impassioned environments. There is no eventuality or foe some-more impassioned than a Le Mans 24 Hours.”

The Smart Rearview Mirror is housed within a structure of a rearview mirror, with a built-in LCD guard that can be activated in place of a required mirror.

A high-resolution camera mounted on a behind of a highway automobile provides a motorist with a transparent unrestricted perspective of a behind flanks, permitting a ability to check blind spots and other trade conditions. The camera projects a transparent picture onto a guard to yield a motorist with a softened perspective for a some-more gentle pushing experience.

Nissan Safety Shield is a collection of integrated technologies that work together to monitor, respond and strengthen a motorist including around perspective monitor, line depart warning, blind mark warning, rearview monitor, relocating intent showing and tire vigour monitoring system.

The Nissan ZEOD RC is competing during Le Mans this year in “Garage 56” an additional entrance indifferent for vehicles demonstrating new and innovative record formerly not seen during a race.

In a eventuality of an electrical emanate where a motorist support systems stop to operate, a Nissan ZEOD RC would lapse to a pits and mirrors would be propitious – ascent points are already incorporated into a design.

However, in a weeks of contrast that a automobile has undergone in credentials for a race, no problems have arisen to date.

The dismissal of a mirrors also helps revoke altogether drag on a Nissan ZEOD RC. The whole judgment of a insubordinate antecedent is about potency of a aerodynamics, a powertrain, reduced fuel consumption, softened rolling insurgency and softened battery regeneration.

Technologies grown for a Nissan ZEOD RC will also be incorporated into Nissan’s new LM P1 entrance for a Le Mans 24 Hours and a FIA World Endurance Championship. Announced on May 23 in London by Nissan Chief Planning Officer, Andy Palmer, a new Nissan GT-R LM NISMO will entrance during subsequent year’s opening turn of a FIA WEC.

About Nissan
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan’s second-largest automotive company, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is partial of a Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with some-more than 236,000 employees globally, Nissan sole some-more than 4.9 million vehicles and generated income of 9.6 trillion yen (USD 116.16 billion) in mercantile 2012. Nissan delivers a extensive operation of over 60 models underneath a Nissan and Infiniti brands. In 2010, Nissan introduced a Nissan LEAF, and continues to lead in zero-emission mobility. The LEAF, a initial mass-market, pure-electric car launched globally, is now a best-selling EV in history.

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