Nissan unveils futuristic Pivo 3 concept

The Nissan Pivo 3 concept can automatically drive, locate a parking space, and park without driver assistance.

Nissan will show the Pivo 3 EV concept at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show. Nissan

Nissan's Pivo 3 EV concept is a futuristic three-seater that expands on the Pivo and Pivo 2. The driver sits in the center position of the Pivo 3 EV, which allows for better visibility. However, the concept car has some rather innovative features to make driving and charging easier.

According to Nissan, the Pivo 3 EV features technology called Automated Valet Parking (AVP), which allows the driver to find a parking spot without driving around and around a parking garage. With AVP, the Pivo 3 EV can also charge itself and return to its driver when called by smartphone.

Like the Pivo and Pivo 2, the Pivo 3 EV concept is perfect for urban driving. The 10-foot-long Pivo 3 can pull off a U-turn in just 13 feet.

The Pivo 3 EV concept will be revealed at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show next month.

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