Gallery: Nissan Uses Fish-Inspired Design to Increase Car Safety

 

Believe it or not, vehicle designers can learn a lot from fish, which have the impressive ability to glide around obstacles, all while staying in a tightly controlled pack. If cars were able to do the same thing, traffic jams and fender benders might be virtually eliminated. That’s why Nissan built the fish-inspired EPORO, a robotic vehicle that communicates with other cars to avoid collision. Although we wish that there were more sustainable features, we do want to point out that the new technology centered on biomimicry also encourages better fuel efficiency since hard breaking may be avoided.

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  1. Iandanger October 2, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    There are other benefits, remember that traffic is responsible for a great deal of urban fuel usage. Without traffic my commute is 10 minutes, but in reality it ranges from 15-40, all of that extra power usage could be eliminated with effective automation!

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