Nissan’s Futuristic IDS Concept Doesn’t Belong In 2016

After its debut at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show, the Nissan IDS Concept has made its way to Europe as if to show everyone what to expect from the not-so-distant future.

Before we get started about the car, we’ll just point out that the only reason why it looks different compared to the Tokyo car, is because they used different lighting for their stand in Geneva – it’s the same car, with the same color, a sort of blueish satin silver.

Now, let’s talk future tech, because that’s what this concept is all about. It’s actually the exact type of car you’d expect to see in a big budget movie about the future where the director actually gives a hoot about realism.

The IDS Concept doesn’t just come with next-gen autonomous technology and an all-electric power train, it also has different driving modes which actually change the appearance of the interior.

While in Manual Drive, you’ll be able to command the vehicle using what sort of looks like a steering wheel (Knight Rider fans would be pleased), though Piloted Drive mode will take away your controls, replacing them with a very large tablet-like screen.

So while everyone in Geneva is busy gathering around the Chiron or the Centenario, or the Porsche 911 R, it’s cars such as the Nissan IDS Concept that will eventually shape the future of the automotive industry.

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