Nissan released the third of four mobility concept vehicles ahead of the Japan Mobility Show later this month. The Hyper Tourer concept aims to show how it can incorporate health-based technology into an all-electric vehicle.
If you’d buy a van that really cares about how you feel, then Nissan might have your ride.
Nissan introduced the Nissan Hyper Tourer Tuesday, its third of a series of electric vehicle concept reveals ahead of the Japan Mobility Show, which opens to the public on Oct. 26.
Yes, it’s really a fancy minivan. But more than that, its AI system monitors your biometrics; that would be your brain waves, heart rate, breathing and — believe it or not — perspiration. Next, it serves up the music and lighting that fits your mood. It’s nice to know that someone, or something, cares.
But beyond that, this is a pure car show concept. If every minivan were this accommodating, we’d all be driving them.
Check out the interior, which is packed full of the newest, trendiest ideas.
As you’d expect, up front is an instrument panel with capacitive touch controls, a very wide horizontal screen and a yoke-style steering wheel. But its front seats swivel around to face the front-facing rear passengers. How it does this with a center console that appears to run the length of the cabin isn’t explained.
Thoughtfully, a floor-installed flat LED panel plays images of a riverbed and sky to relax you. No word on what happens when children spill their Juicy Juice drink box on it.
Of course, the Tourer might be shuttling adults, who might’ve spilled their dirty martinis on it after they objected to the route you’re driving and the music you’re playing. Lucky for these narcissists that “a wearable display” allows them to change the music and navigation from the rear seat, so they can tell you where to go.
All-wheel drive is reportedly a feature of the Nissan Hyper Tourer, despite the lack of information regarding its electric drivetrain.
The Nissan Hyper Tourer Concept will be displayed alongside the eco-conscious explorer-focused Nissan Hyper Adventure concept and the city-dwelling Nissan Hyper Urban concept SUV. Look for a fourth vehicle to be revealed later this week.