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Nissan unveils lunar rover prototype developed with JAXA

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Nissan trying to stay relevant.

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It looks like one of our 7yo's Lego "cars". Um, inflatable tires are not going to work on the moon. Look at the Lunar Rover sent up with the Apollo program for insights.

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Is this a prank or am I reading things upside down?

Subaru has had the same tech for decades, could have just dismantled an old sub and been halfway through the process.

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Hey! I made one of these in Jr. High School. The memories are coming back. Thank you Nissan!

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Nissan trying to stay relevant.

exactly.

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Cool tech.

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Nissan trying to stay relevant.

Nissan to enhance EV charging infrastructure with new fast charger rollout across Europe

https://www.automotiveworld.com/news-releases/nissan-to-enhance-ev-charging-infrastructure-with-new-fast-charger-rollout-across-europe/

Nissan Reveals $17 Billion Electric Vehicle Plan

https://www.forbes.com/sites/peterlyon/2021/11/30/nissan-reveals-17-billion-electric-vehicle-plan/

YUP Nissan is trying to stay relevant. It looks like it is doing a good job at that.

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It certainly has that recent Nissan stylish flair.

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That’s hi tech? 4 wheels attached to a box? I’ve seen tortoise with a wheel attached that seemed more high tech. If it has a drinks holder and an ash tray might be useful.

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Awesome looking.

Let's go.

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A bit too late isn't it? It has already been done a very long time ago.

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These vehicles accumulate significant amounts of dust, hence Mission Control has derived the operative name from: “*Lu*nar”, “*Mobile” & “über *(Ger. for ‘across’, ‘over’ and/or ‘superior’), pronounced “Roomba”. -

It’s not, “just a car.” This, is the NEW “Nissan”. - Brie Larson, Apr 2021 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kdVkUta8TI

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snowymountainhellToday  01:07 pm JST

These vehicles accumulate significant amounts of dust, hence Mission Control has derived the operative name from: “*Lu**nar***”, “*Mobile” & “über **(Ger. for ‘across’, ‘over’ and/or ‘superior’), pronounced “Roomba”. -*

It must be remembered, these vehicles are meant to be operating in different gravities, different temperatures, different radiation levels, etc. The moon, Mars, Pluto, etc. are a lot different from planet Earth.

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Nissan is not too be trusted. NASA is taking a big risk.

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A box on four wheels. Who would have thought.

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There is never a shortage of ways to channel taxpayer money to big corporations like Nissan. They should first concentrate on improving the unreliable and off electronic fuel gage in their cars.

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We got two rovers on Mars

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"It looks like one of our 7yo's Lego "cars". Um, inflatable tires are not going to work on the moon. "

Look at the Lunar Rover sent up with the Apollo program for insights."

Well, they did just that.

"Nissan lunar rover uses e-4ORCE AWD to avoid getting stuck

Prototype is meant to traverse sandy planets without issue"

"It may look like a simple box on a frame with four wheels attached, but this simple box on a frame is designed to function in places like the moon."

"https://www.autoblog.com/2021/12/02/nissan-lunar-rover-prototype-revealed/?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAMnRD20W3iHJ9fMGIB3VPlnQrkiLLS5zSr1_gpTh9fyAHEx8O7Meq61JPJycHAiCH_7Qva9trW-nBX-D2JcjE7TIuz7dsAyMcUPxRSCJlBo02h3OanayujqwBtaZT7S2jxtdIAjZoHvlj-oii9-W7PbGf1hHGqE2y_akVRRBAZ3Z"

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