Nissan’s futuristic Pivo 2, a “robot assisted” car designed for urban use, that lets you drive backwards and even sideways will be released in Portugal in 2011.
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The Associated Press
TOKYO | Automakers Nissan and Renault will sell electric vehicles in Portugal in 2011, and the allied companies have partnered with the government in an attempt to create a national network of charging stations.
The Pivo 2 is reported to have four wheel-based engines and a robot instructor communicating with the driver on the car's different functions, using voice and feature recognition to sense a driver's mood. One of Pivo's coolest features is that the rotating cabin and pivoting wheels enable sideways driving, making conventional parallel parking a thing of the past - great for cities such as Tokyo and San Francisco!
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