Nissan

Formula 1 commentator left with red face after saucy text appears on phone 0

Not exactly Nissan related but worth a share nonetheless. You can always count on your mates to seize any moment they can to embarass you. Unfortunately for Formula 1 TV pundit Ted Kravitz, the moment his pals chose came as he was displaying his smartphone to millions of viewers during the recent Brazilian Grand Prix(…)

Nissan restarts domestic production after scandal 0

Nissan has re-started domestic production following a suspension. The halt in production was necessary so an investigation could be conducted into a scandal where uncertified technicians were signing off cars.   The investigation found that staff had not received sufficient training to obtain the qualifications necessary to sign off cars. During tests, examinees would be(…)

Nissan electric cars to warn pedestrians by ‘singing’ 0

One of the public’s biggest concerns about electric cars is the noise they make – or more accurately, the lack of it. Superficially, this may sound like a good thing but it can actually present a problem as vehicle noise is one of the key warnings that alerts pedestrians of oncoming traffic. The silent engines(…)

Nissan halts production in Japan over inspection concerns 0

Nissan has halted car production in Japan over fears about its inspection process. The cessation has caused the firm’s shares to fall by 2%. Six Japanese Nissan factories are to stop production while the firm ensures regulations are being complied with. The decision follows the recall of 1.2 million cars checked by non-certified inspectors. Japan’s(…)

Nissan and Toyota admit steel used to manufacture vehicles could be substandard 0

Two of the UK’s largest car manufacturers, Nissan and Toyota, are conducting an urgent probe into whether or not crucial body parts may have serious safety flaws. The two companies are investigating if metals imported from one of Japan’s major exporters could be too weak. Hitachi – the manufacturer of some of Britain’s high-speed trains(…)

Nissan reveal dehydration detection car seats that measure your sweat 0

You certainly can’t accuse Nissan of lacking innovation. The Japanese car maker has just revealed a prototype car seat that detects driver dehydration by measuring their levels of sweat. A recent study by the European Hydration Institute found that dehydrated drivers were just as likely to cause an accident as those who have been drinking.(…)

Nissan Qashqais tops dirty diesel league table 0

The Nissan Qashqai has been found to be one of the most polluting cars on the road. Following a series of tests, conducted as part of the Allow Independent Road-Testing (AIR) Campaign, the most polluting diesels were named and shamed. The campaign called for car manufacturers to base their emissions tests on ‘real world’ conditions(…)

Infiniti to launch new electric car in January 2018 0

Infiniti, the luxury car arm of Japanese car giant Nissan, is planning to introduce an all-electric car slated to make its debut at the 2018 Detroit Motor Show. This will go some way to easing the disappointment felt by fans following the news that the brand’s impressive Prototype 9 electric car, launched earlier in the(…)

Nissan backs Sunderland for City of Culture bid 0

Perhaps understandably, Nissan has backed Sunderland as the city bids for the title of National City of Culture. The Japanese automaker has had a plant in the North-East since 1986 and recently announced plans to increase production; welcome news amid the uncertainty following the UK’s decision to leave the EU. Sunderland is in the final(…)

Nissan workforce awarded freedom of Sunderland 0

Nissan’s entire workforce at its plant in Sunderland is to receive the freedom of the city. A selection of employees of the car maker will represent the 7,000 workers when they receive the honour at an extraordinary meeting of Sunderland City Council. The award comes after Nissan announced it would increase its production by 20%(…)