Nissan have created the world's largest ever Zorb with a Nissan Note
inside to highlight the effectiveness of their Safety Shield
technology. The mammoth Zorb which is made of strong inflatable plastic,
took more than two months to build and measured six metres in diameter
and 18 meters in circumference. The CarZorb as Nissan dubbed it was
tested at a top secret military training facility in the UK, where it
was rolled down a steep hill with the Nissan Note safely tucked inside,
and reached the bottom without as much as a dent.
As the Note celebrates its first anniversary on European Roads, Nissan wanted to visually show how the Safety Shield technology works. The Safety Shield which is available in the New Nissan Note features innovative technology to make drivers more aware of impending dangers. The Safety Shield includes Blind Spot Warning, which alerts you via a discreet light if there is a vehicle in the blind spot area on either side of the Note; Lane Departure Warning warns you if you start to drift out of your lane. Finally Moving Object Detection tells you if there is anything approaching the Note, such as a small child or animal, the car can give you an audio or visual warning when there is anything moving near the car. The Safety shield relies on a 360 degree Around View Monitor to tell drivers of any problems outside the car.
Vice President Strategy & Marketing
Bastien Schupp said of the stunt “Creating a life size CarZorb to
highlight the technology is an exciting and memorable way of reminding
people about the benefits of Nissan's Safety Shield."