Nissan technology is about to explore the wonders of the ocean floor

April 19th, 2015 by

When the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology wants to use technology from a standard automobile to explore the bottom of the ocean, it would seem that the technology in question must be pretty impressive. Allow us to explain. Nissan’s popular Around View Monitor, which allows the driver to get a 360-degree view of what is around the vehicle at all times, is going to be used by the organization with the long name above to hopefully make processes more efficient. And who knows, it could even lead to a breakthrough. 

Now, the organization isn’t going to take a Nissan to the bottom of the ocean and start exploring. Among the many issues with this would be the simple fact that it would be crushed at these depths. Nissan vehicles are strong, but not 20,000 leagues under the sea tough. Instead, the Around View Monitor would be installed in a Remotely Operated Vehicle that is built to go on the sea floor.

By providing a 360-degree view, the Remotely Operated Vehicle can pick up and install monitors more easily, as it takes much of the 2D guesswork out of the task. The view itself will also obviously be enhanced to allow further exploration and keep the program from wasting time turning and looking around aimlessly.

If you want a deeper (pun intended) explanation of how this will all work, check out the video below. This proves how cutting-edge the Nissan technology is. Of course, if you are looking for regular road vehicles equipped with Around View Monitor, we can certainly point you in the right direction. Let us know what you need!

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