It is currently Wed May 23, 2018 4:56 am


All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 12 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: IT News: This Nissan Concept Car Brakes for Video Games
PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2005 3:30 am 
Site Admin
Site Admin

Joined: Fri Feb 11, 2005 7:43 am
Posts: 1818
Location: 100WebSpace's Headquarters
LAtimes


Gentleman, start your video games.

Nissan Motor Co. next month will unveil at Detroit's auto show a concept sports car, called the Urge, equipped with Microsoft Corp.'s Xbox 360 video game system.

Image

When the car is parked, the steering wheel, gas and brake pedals and a 7-inch liquid crystal display screen that drops down from the rearview mirror turn it into a personal video arcade so the driver can play the "Project Gotham Racing 3" game.

Image

The car-racing game, which works only when the Urge is stationary, allows players to virtually speed through the streets of London, Tokyo, Las Vegas and New York and to compete on a German test track.

Nissan designer Bruce Campbell said the car was developed after conducting an Internet survey asking young auto and gaming enthusiasts the kinds of features they would want in their ideal car.

Most of the nearly 2,000 respondents were young males who overwhelmingly wanted "a small, fun-to-drive sports car [with] the technology products they use on a daily basis," said Campbell, vice president of design at Nissan's advanced research and design center in La Jolla.

Installing the latest entertainment gadget on wheels is a staple in the auto business. Car radios date back to the 1920s and in the 1950s Chrysler offered a phonograph under the dashboard that played records. Today, DVD players and MP3 digital music player hookups are found in many vehicles.

In Nissan's latest concept car, the ignition won't work until the owner docks his or her cellphone in a cradle that transmits the phone's identification code to the engine control computer — so the phone becomes the key.

The lightweight aluminum and carbon-fiber Urge was designed in La Jolla and hand-built by Metal Crafters Inc. in Fountain Valley.

The sleek design was inspired by a racing motorcycle and features a see-through glass hood; narrow, oversize tires and wheels; and bulging, motorcycle-style fenders, Campbell said. The car has an open "T" roof reminiscent of the Pontiac Trans Ams and Chevrolet Camaros of the 1970s, plus a folding canvas cover for rainy days.

Nissan is one of several Japanese carmakers pursuing the youth market.

The company and rivals Toyota Motor Corp. and Honda Motor Co. will introduce competing small cars in the U.S. next year that are expected to start at less than $15,000.

Although Nissan doesn't plan to build anything that looks like the Urge, some of its features could be used on a future youth-oriented sports car, Nissan spokesman Fred Standish said.

_________________
Read the F.A.Q. before asking a question!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2005 3:31 am 
Site Admin
Site Admin

Joined: Fri Feb 11, 2005 7:43 am
Posts: 1818
Location: 100WebSpace's Headquarters
I want that car :)

_________________
Read the F.A.Q. before asking a question!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2005 3:49 am 
OMG me too that would be so awesome :)


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2006 8:07 pm 
Posts like crazy!
Posts like crazy!

Joined: Sun Jun 05, 2005 10:34 pm
Posts: 452
Location: Indiana
I wish....... :)

_________________
Image
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2006 10:08 am 
Moderator
Moderator

Joined: Thu Dec 15, 2005 2:59 pm
Posts: 681
Location: England
Thats one hell of a car!..

..Are you sure its definately a car ??

_________________
Mountain biking forum ;)
Ponds and fishkeeping :D


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2006 1:20 pm 
Moderator
Moderator

Joined: Fri Feb 11, 2005 5:38 pm
Posts: 850
Location: in a tent outside..
yes, I have seen this around.

_________________
Best Regards,
Josh Hubi
100Webspace Team Member


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2006 3:30 pm 
Moderator
Moderator

Joined: Thu Dec 15, 2005 2:59 pm
Posts: 681
Location: England
You've seen it around!..Woah!

_________________
Mountain biking forum ;)
Ponds and fishkeeping :D


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2006 3:44 pm 
Moderator
Moderator

Joined: Fri Feb 11, 2005 5:38 pm
Posts: 850
Location: in a tent outside..
around in meaning of other gaming sites :D

_________________
Best Regards,
Josh Hubi
100Webspace Team Member


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2006 4:06 pm 
Moderator
Moderator

Joined: Thu Dec 15, 2005 2:59 pm
Posts: 681
Location: England
Oh lol... :(

..Maybe when i'm older 8)

_________________
Mountain biking forum ;)
Ponds and fishkeeping :D


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2006 8:06 pm 
lol :) That would be sweet, maybe with Need For Speed as an option also lol ;)


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2006 10:10 pm 
Moderator
Moderator

Joined: Sat Feb 12, 2005 4:48 pm
Posts: 575
Location: Largo, Florida USA
Just think in the near future your stopped in traffic behind one of these cars. Finally the traffic starts moving but the driver in front just sits there. You tap your horn to get there attention, the driver looks up, rolls down the window and yells out ----


HOLD ON A MINUTE - I ALMOST BEAT THIS LEVEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

_________________
Bob G.

Grout Recoloring Systems: http://coloryourgrout.com

Save Your Data - Do Backups
http://forum.100webspace.com/viewtopic. ... highlight=


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2006 8:53 pm 
lol I can just imagine that happening :)


Top
  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 12 posts ]  Moderators: fhmagic, KJ, Support Team, Moderators

All times are UTC


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
100WebSpace © 2011