Nissan’s Invisible-to-Visible (I2V) technology will be displayed at the Mori Art Museum as part of the “Future and the Arts: AI, Robotics, Cities, Life—How Humanity Will Live Tomorrow” exhibition. Invisible-to-Visible is now a work of art! A mini version of I2V, utilizing IDS Concept mock, is being displayed at the Mori Art Museum where visitors will be able to experience what it will be like in the future to drive autonomous cars. The exhibition “Future and the Arts” at Mori Art Museum is taking place from November 19, 2019, to March 29, 2020.

Invisible-to-Visible (I2V) is a technology that merges the real and virtual world in a 3D interface to help drivers “see the invisible,” creating the ultimate connected-car experience. Since its unveiling in January 2019 at CES, I2V has been the subject of much interest. Now it will be showcased in a new setting: as a work of art in an exhibition called “Future and the Arts: AI, Robotics, Cities, Life—How Humanity Will Live Tomorrow,” to be held at the Mori Art Museum from November 19, 2019, to March 29, 2020. “Future and the Arts” encourages visitors to contemplate the near future of cities, environmental issues and lifestyles, along with human societies and human beings themselves, through cutting-edge developments in science and technology including AI, biotechnology, robotics and augmented reality (AR), plus art, design and architecture influenced by these advances.

Nissan Intelligent Mobility, which seeks to bring new value to society, was selected as one of the technologies that will influence our future, and I2V will be displayed as a work of art. The Mori Art Museum’s General Director Fumio Nanjo, who also chairs the international jury of the Nissan Art Award, held by Nissan since 2013, expressed great hopes for the I2V exhibit, saying, “I had heard about this cutting-edge initiative from Nissan, and personally requested permission to exhibit it as a new technology offering a vision of mobility’s future. This exhibition aims to explore what is happening in our world today by displaying the latest advances in both technology and art. What happens when virtual reality becomes part of the everyday? How will autonomous drive and electric cars change our daily routines and lifestyles? These are the questions we hope to visitors will ponder.”

Nissan is participating through the “Lifestyle and Design Innovations” section of the exhibition, where visitors are able to experience what it will be like in the future to drive autonomous cars, and to test by themselves Nissan’s Invisible-to-visible (I2V) technology through an interactive, three-dimensional immersion experience. The interactive technology can be experienced by two people, guiding the audience through three different scenarios including receiving help to find an open parking space at a busy mall, seeing a rainy day outside change to a sunny day inside the car and chasing a professional driver avatar to improve driving skills. Visitors are putting on a headset and being instantly transported to the passenger’s seat, allowing them to enjoy the drive or the view from the car freely, unbound by restrictions like location or embodiment. Meanwhile, the driver inside the car sees a real-time video avatar representing the person wearing the headset. Even when driving alone, you can invite all kinds of people into the passenger’s seat to communicate with them.