Nissan Offers Freebie to Recent California Fire Victims

Nissan is providing free cabin air filter replacements to Nissan vehicle owners in California who were affected by the recent fires. While this may not seem that large of a gesture, but it is an important one.
The cabin filter is an essential, but easy item to forget about in a vehicle. Usually hidden away in a cubby of the vehicle’s dash, it sits happy enough doing its job where no one would think to notice it. It is, however, pretty essential. Modern activated carbon filters remove all kinds of things from the cabin’s air—pollen, odor, fumes and particles like ashes. The happy little filter keeps you from breathing in all this nasty stuff as you ride along not thinking of it.
Nissan is even extending the offer of filter replacement to non-Nissan vehicles in their effort to help those affected by the recent fires. This will be at individual dealerships’ discretion and will depend largely on whether parts are available or not. If you live in one of the affected areas, contact your nearest Nissan dealership for details. The offer stands until the end of January.

Ex Google engineers resent Nuro auto-delivery vehicle

Startup Nuro.ai has come up with $92 million to create test models of a car that no human, supposedly, will ever be seated inside. The “R1” is a low-speed delivery vehicle that would open its hatch via an app when it reaches its destination. Nuro.ai hopes for a legal fleet of road-ready R1s by 2022.

The proposed app wold not only provide a code so customers can get their goods, but provide tracking information on the vehicle for the customer. Nuro is also considering integrating facial recognition into the app and car system.

 

The L.A. has already sorted the necessary permits to test the cars from the state DMV. R1s will hit the road for trial this year. The car will rely on very little human input according to Nuro. It would rely heavily on complex mapping, cameras, radars and other devices for navigation.

The company was found by ex-Google employees Ferguson and Zhu

Source:
https://www.theverge.com/