Remember when you see a really cool car in a science fiction movie and wonder if they’ll make it? Well, the Nissan Land Glider is not exactly from any particular movie, but it ought to be because its seriously cool.
The Land Glider is a tiny electric vehicle that is half way between a car and a bike as it can lean into the turns, thanks to its computer controlled steering system. Although given the general lack of driving ability we suffer from here in Australia, we’re not sure if this feature will be good thing or a bad thing if this ever goes into production.
The pilot sits in the centre of the car, some say there is room for a passenger directly behind the driver’s seat but we can’t seem to find any pictures to confirm that. It’s definitely a concept car as there is no traditional steering wheel, having been replaced with what appears to be a flight yoke. We can only imagine the headache Nissan Australia will have if it ever tried to get ADR approval for this!
There is no need for traditional rear view mirrors as it has all been replaced by modern cameras and monitors (just don’t run out of battery) and as for the dashboard, well, we’ll just let you work it out for yourself.
There are no details surrounding the powertrain except that it will be all electric and borrowing from the Nissan Leaf. Although the Leaf has been confirmed for production, it’s unlikely we will see the Land Glider on the road anytime soon, however it does hint at what may be ahead.
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For now, check out the video of the Land Glider in action: