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Nissan Townpod conceptThe love child of two other goofy-looking Nissans.
-If Nissan's LEAF and Cube hooked up for a night, this might be the outcome: the Townpod concept electric vehicle. It's for the entrepreneur, Nissan says, with a highly configurable interior for whatever kind of entrepreneuring you do. You configure various modules around the car via these rubbery pucks that are molded for different tasks. One could hold your iPhone. Another one could be a hook for your bag. A couple of them could support a little desk in the corner. Good luck getting that by Federal safety regulators. And Nissan hopes a vibrant aftermarket would arise, making such pucks, and presumably paying Nissan some sort of license fee; everybody taking a page from Apple's playbook these days. Of course, those dual touchscreens are envisioned as communicating with the driver's PDA, says Nissan. I hope they meant smartphone, and all that, frankly, sounds a lot like a feature already coming on Ford SYNC.