Nissan Self-Driving Technologies to Come Fast and Furious this Decade

nissan self-driving technologies

The Nissan Motor Company has firmly planted itself as a leader in the race to create the world’s first autonomous vehicle, committing to bringing a self-driving car to the roads by the end of this decade. However, that sort of massive, gear-shifting invention doesn’t just happen overnight; there are many steps from where we are now to fully autonomous cars. So, it makes sense that Nissan has announced several new self-driving technologies that you can expect to see show up in vehicles in the coming years.

Two of these technologies, the “traffic-jam pilot” and “multiple lane controls,” will show up in vehicles as early as 2018. The traffic-jam pilot helps self-driving cars navigate busy highways, while the multiple lane controls, as the name suggests, helps vehicles maneuver around lanes and road hazards. Plus, by 2016, all of Nissan’s vehicles will come with a fully automated parking system.

“Before the end of the decade, we will introduce intersection autonomy, enabling vehicles to negotiate city crossroads without driver intervention,” said Carlos Ghosn, president and CEO of Nissan Motor Co. Here at Jim Harte Nissan, we’re excited to see these new Nissan self-driving technologies roll out this decade, but we’re also excited to introduce you to your all-new Nissan vehicle, so come see us today.

Updates Revealed for the 2015 Nissan Vehicle Lineup

2015 Nissan Vehicle Lineup

Nissan recently released its 2015 model lineup, including important news about updates to specific vehicles in the brand’s lineup. However, the most intriguing news to come from the release is not an upgrade, but an absence—the Nissan Cube is not currently included on the 2015 lineup. A Nissan spokesperson told Motor Trend, “All I can confirm for now is that it’s currently available through model year 2014.”

Perhaps Nissan has an exciting all-new SUV planned for us in the near future, but before we get into wild speculations, let’s see what else we can glean about the 2015 Nissan vehicle lineup. The Nissan Altima posts a small increase in fuel efficiency for the new year, and the Maxima, Nissan’s flagship sedan, will show up with a full redesign influenced by the exciting Nissan Sport Sedan concept.

The Nissan Murano will also receive a full redesign, proving that Nissan is making improvements all across their lineup. Plus, the Pathfinder will now include special technologies like a Blind Spot Warning and a Rear Cross Traffic Alert system. Whether the Cube has been axed or not, whether we have another exciting new compact SUV to look forward to, there’s already plenty to be excited about when it comes to Nissan’s 2015 model year lineup. Check back with us here at Jim Harte Nissan for more info on all these new model year vehicles very soon.

4th of July Grilling Tips for Vegetables

Happy 4th of July and enjoy these great 4th of July tips for grilling vegetables!

Happy 4th of July and enjoy these great 4th of July tips for grilling vegetables!

The sweet smell of grilling is one of the great marks of summer.  When 4th of July comes around, it seems like everyone is firing up their grill.  Typically whenever people discuss grilling they stick to their basic meats: steak, hamburger, hot dog, and chicken.  Here at Jim Harte Nissan in Mt. Kisco, NY, we have decided to mix it up, so here are some great 4th of July grilling tips for vegetables!

Any vegetable you can think of tastes great on the grill.  A vegetable kabob is an easy way to mix together vegetables.  You could put green, red, and yellow peppers on a kabob.  You could also add on onions, potatoes, mushrooms, squash, tomatoes, and any other vegetable you love.  To add a little sweetness, you could always add some pineapple.

Tips for Grilling Vegetables

  • Oil the vegetables
  • Sprinkle them with salt (or other seasoning)
  • Grill them over a lighter heat
  • Grill uncovered so that the smoke does not alter the taste of the vegetables
  • Clean your grill very well because any other food will greatly alter the taste of the vegetables

The last step is to enjoy!  We hope that these 4th of July grilling tips for vegetables helps you have a delicious cookout.  If you have any great tips or recipes, comment below and let us know!  Or better yet just stop in by and talk with us while you test drive a new Nissan!

 

 

 

#TBT : 1970 Datsun 240Z

2014 Nissan 370Z from the great line that started with the 1970 Datsun 240Z

2014 Nissan 370Z from the great line that started with the 1970 Datsun 240Z

Have you ever ridden or owned a Nissan Z?  That mostly covers everyone!  That is why we wanted to pay tribute with this Throw Back Thursday to the first Nissan Z model, the 1970 Datsun 240Z. The love of the Z models runs deep.  Already the seventh generation specs are coming out.  That’s right! The 2016 Nissan Z designs can already be seen.  There were rumors that the 2016 would be a recreation of the original 1970 Datsun 240Z, but it does not look like those rumors have panned out.  But that does not make us any less excited to see it! The 1970 Datsun 240Z was an incredibly fast car with the ability to go from zero to sixty seconds in under eight seconds.  Needless to say it was the 1970 Datsun 240Z that changed Americans opinions of Japanese made cars forever. As cheesy as the saying is…time really does fly.  Just yesterday the 1970 Datsun 240Z was driving off the lots and now we are anxiously awaiting the seventh generation 2016 Nissan Z!  Come to Jim Harre Nissan in Mt. Kisco, NY to test drive you future 2014 Nissan 370Z!

Taxi of Tomorrow: Nissan NV200

This famous clip from Midnight Cowboy encompasses so many people’s experiences with taxis.  This same scene is recreated in multiple movies, including Miss Congeniality.  This just goes to show how widely this sentiment is shared.  Nissan is partnered with NYC to try to change this mentality to taxis in NYC through the Taxi of Tomorrow Program.

Nissan NV200 for Taxi of Tomorrow

If you remember a couple of months ago at the end of last year (Dec. 13, 2013), we posted a blog called “Nissan Aims for Less Congested NYC with NV200 Taxis.”  This blog describes how Nissan won the contract to provide all of the taxis for NYC.  And to begin this new partnership, Nissan would be loaning NYC six Nissan LEAFs to use as electric cars for a year, to test the idea of electric taxis.

Since that blog, there was a law passed saying that NYC could not require all taxi cab drivers to purchase different cabs, but since then there has been a repeal!  Cab drivers will be given three to five years to purchase a Nissan NV200 minivan, which will be the official taxi for all 13,000 plus cabs in NYC.  This will help to add order to a sometimes chaotic traffic flow.  Taxi of Tomorrow will be coming soon with the Nissan NV200.

We here at Jim Harte Nissan in Mt. Kisco, NY cannot wait to see Nissan NV200s roaming the streets next time we go to the city!

Jim Harte Nissan Rentals

Here at Jim Harte Nissan in Mt. Kisco, New York, we want to provide you with a car for all situations.  For us, that includes our rental department: Nissan Rentals.   With summer quickly upon us, there are many reasons to come to Jim Harte Nissan for a rental.

Summer is a time when college students come home by the bucket.  Many times when students come home for the summer, they are in desperate need of a car to visit friends or go to work, and usually that means they end up taking your car.  Instead of being left without a lift, rent a car from Jim Harte Nissan’s Rental Department!  There are monthly rental options available, which are perfect for when your college student is home for the summer.

2014 Rogue has a large cargo area for trips and can be found at Jim Harte Nissan Rentals.

2014 Rogue has a large cargo area for trips and can be found at Jim Harte Nissan Rentals.

Not only are kids coming home, but families are leaving homes for vacation during the summer as well.  If you are planning a vacation or an adventure, the Nissan Quest and Nissan Rogue are perfect vehicles!  The Nissan Quest has extra storage in the seatbacks of the driver and passenger seats, along with an XM satellite radio to provide good tunes for your whole trip.  The Nissan Rogue is a very comfortable ride with plenty of seating and a large cargo area, which makes it great for trips.

No matter the occasion, Jim Harte Nissan Rentals has the vehicle for you at a price that works!

Nissan Announces 2015 Versa Note Pricing

Are you looking for a spunky, yet roomy new hatchback that comes with a small sticker price? Then you must be looking for the 2015 Nissan Versa Note! Considered one of the most popular Nissan models after its successful debut in 2014, the Versa Note is back with a number of enhancements all for the low base price of $14,180.

After the addition of two new trim levels, the 2015 Versa Note offers a total of five different models—S, S Plus, SV, SR, and SL. With these trim levels come a high number of standard features that you can’t help but love, including a rear spoiler, suede-like seats, and NissanConnect with Mobile Apps, which is available on the SL trim level along with a 5-inch color display, RearView Monitor, and Divide-N-Hide Adjustable Floor for the highest—yet still reasonable— price tag of $17,960.

The 2015 Versa Note is currently on sale, so make sure you stop by Jim Harte Nissan today and see what the five trim levels have to offer!

The Nissan and Amazon Giant Locker Marketing Stunt

 

The most recent marketing stunt from Nissan and Amazon was something that had to do with a Giant Locker. If you recall, Nissan and Amazon has already teamed up to deliver a giant Amazon box to a customer who bought a Nissan Note from Amazon.com.

This time, Nissan and Amazon dropped off a huge, orange Amazon locker in San Francisco in front of the Ferry Building. The Giant Locker just had a Nissan logo and the hashtag #giantlocker on its walls. Both Amazon and Nissan were encouraging people who were passing by to take photos of the locker and then use the hashtag on social media. Those who did would then receive a code to open the doors on the locker to win prizes. One winner will use their code to open the locker and receive the new Nissan Rogue that is inside!

Amazon actually has a locker service that allows shoppers to have their items shipped to various locations instead of their homes, but they aren’t near the size of the giant locker with the car in it.

We here at Jim Harte Nissan think it is pretty creative what they are doing with their cars. What do you think of the latest Nissan and Amazon Marketing Stunt?

Jim Harte Nissan- Nissan Leftovers Event

If you are in the market for a new car, then the Nissan Leftovers Event at Jim Harte Nissan is for you! We are making room and getting rid of the entire leftover inventory we have! That means that we have a great deal for you!

The Nissan Leftovers Event is going on now to clear out our 2012 inventory! We have great prices on the 2012 Nissan Maxima and 2012 Nissan Murano!

Nissan Leftovers Event

2012 Nissan Maxima

Check out the features of the 2012 Nissan Maxima:

  • 19 MPG City and 26 Highway
  • Dark Slate Metallic Exterior
  • 3.5L DOHC 24-Valve SMPI V6 Engine
  • Advanced Safety Features
  • Front tow hooks
  • Front fog lights
  • 18” fine silver alloy wheels
  • Body color bumpers
  • Auto on/off headlights
  • XM Satellite Radio
  • iPod interface system

If this sounds like the car for you then visit the Nissan Leftovers Event at Jim Harte Nissan today and see it for yourself!

The Newly Redesigned 2015 Nissan Murano

 

The new 2015 Nissan Murano is setting new standards for everyone! The designers wanted the wow factor and nothing less.

To achieve this “wow” factor, the Nissan Design team took the sketching and computer renderings with three-dimensional modeling and miniature clay models to help define the forms in the early designing process.

Eventually, the 2015 Nissan Murano had an energetic, aero look with a power panoramic moonroof that was lengthened and widened for more visual openness!

“At Nissan, design is our brand promise, a promise that pulls people into our vehicles where they will be treated to an exciting driving experience,” said Nissan senior vice president and chief creative officer Shiro Nakamura. “As the first of our new concept-based production vehicles coming to market, Murano sets our new standard.”

Watch the video below and let us here at Jim Harte Nissan know what you think of the new design!