Nissan will be the first vehicle manufacturer to offer the option to switch all those innovative driver assistance systems, off.
- Introducing the new ‘Nissan GYM’ button to help drivers get fitter
- Option to turn off driver assistance systems to help define your body
- Easily Burn 1,415 calories extra per week on the average commute
A bold attempt to help drivers improve their fitness levels, after a European study showed the region’s drivers to be among the least healthy in the world.
“We take the health and wellbeing of our customers very seriously – after all, we want them to live longer and buy more cars. So we developed a system that helped them achieve it. The adoption of Autonomous driving also represents another opportunity for the GYM system. In the future, the car can take over the driving while the occupants use the controls as workout equipment. The steering wheel can build your biceps while the modified pedals can push and pull your leg.”Nissan’s director of Customer Welfare, Dr. P. Taka said:The new GYM function, initially available in the class-leading Nissan X-Trail and Qashqai crossover models, turns off all of the driver assistance systems at the touch of a button, allowing commuters to get their very own workout at the wheel.
As well as isolating the car’s innovative systems such as Nissan’s ‘Park Assist’ self-parking system, the GYM button also turns off features that many drivers take for granted, such as power steering and electric windows. It also increases the resistance in the accelerator, brake and clutch pedals and stiffens up the gate of the gearbox, increasing the exertion required to drive.
While you workout on the move, the car’s infotainment system logs the calories burned and tracks your progress via the new Gym And Go app.
The innovation comes after a study conducted by the University of Lura, in Sweden, showed that drivers in Europe were getting fatter and less fit, largely as a result of increased congestion leading to them spending longer at the wheel.
Nissan’s director of Customer Welfare, Dr. P. Taka said: “We take the health and wellbeing of our customers very seriously – after all, we want them to live longer and buy more cars. So we developed a system that helped them achieve it.
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