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Upgraded Nissan IMx KURO Concept Breaks Cover

Nissan reveals IMx KURO concept at Geneva Motor Show alongside Formula E car…

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Nissan has unveiled an updated version of its IMx platform, featuring “Brain-to-Vehicle” technology and ProPILOT for fully autonomous operation.

The IMx KURO concept, initially launched at the Tokyo Motor Show in October, made its European debut Tuesday at the Geneva Motor Show, showcasing further technological advancements.

The crossover electric vehicle, powered by a pair of electric motors at the front and rear, can produce 320 kW of power and 700 Nm of torque, more than the Nissan GT-R.

Its new battery, meanwhile, has a projected range of nearly 375 miles on a single charge.

At the heart of the IMx KURO, however, is Nissans new B2V technology, which promises to speed up reaction times for drivers.

“The driver wears a device that measures brain wave activity, which is then analyzed by autonomous systems,” a statement from Nissan read.

“By anticipating intended movement, the systems can take actions – such as turning the steering wheel or slowing the car – 0.2 to 0.5 seconds faster than the driver, while remaining largely imperceptible.”

Nissan’s ProPILOT technology is also integrated into the IMx KURO.

The concept vehicle was unveiled alongside its concept livery for its entry into the ABB FIA Formula E Championship.

“The IMx KURO zero-emission crossover concept vehicle embodies the future of Nissan Intelligent Mobility,” said Jose Munoz, Nissan’s chief performance officer.

“Nissan Intelligent Mobility is Nissan’s commitment to changing the way people and cars communicate, as well as how cars interact with society in the near future and beyond.”

Nissan is the leader in mass-market zero-emission vehicles, with more than 300,000 Leaf EVs having been delivered since its launch in 2010.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of e-racing365. Dagys, who launched the industry-leading Sportscar365 in 2013, spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

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