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CarTOON: Electric Thoughts with EV Projection

Tokyo – April  13 – Nissan is commemorating the 5th anniversary of the 100% electric vehicle Nissan LEAF with a movie featuring a special EV version projecting the driver’s experience and thoughts behind the wheel.

The film, entitled “THE ELECTRIC CARtoon! IN A DRIVING SCHOOL AT NIGHT”, features young drivers experiencing EVs for the first time. Their reactions, thoughts and feelings are reflected in real-time word animations projected around the Nissan LEAF.

The project offers a visualization of drivers’ experiences and thoughts when handling the EV at night on a school course. These are conveyed in on-road word projections, so that even those outside the car can enjoy.

Drivers wear headsets that read and analyze brainwaves produced while driving. There are 33 visual patterns used to express the drivers’ various states of mind. Driver brainwaves and projected animations are automatically matched, and visualizations are in a cartoon-style with speech and thought bubbles. The car exterior also has a unique design, taking inspiration from Japanese animation.

In this project, brainwaves of 30 men and women were measured in various situations.

About half of those taking part emitted beta waves when starting the EVs and more than 90 percent emitted a significant quantity of alpha waves when turning at road corners, indicating different levels of excitement and anxiety along the drive.

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