Nissan demonstrates safety shield features with world’s biggest Zorb

October 27, 2014

Nissan has created the world’s biggest working Zorb, complete with a full-sized Note safely cushioned inside.

Today, Nissan have demonstrated its safety shield technology featured on its popular family car, Nissan Note by using giant sized inflatable ball. The ball size measures six meters in diameter and more than 18 meters in circumference.

Originating in New Zealand, Zorbing sees thrill-seekers roll downhill inside an Zorb made of strong-wearing inflatable plastic. The Zorb is usually built of two inflatable layers, shielding the individual inside from outside dangers.

The Zorb has been given named the ‘Car Zorb’ was successfully rolled down a course of steep hills in a two minute film released today. The bespoke Car Zorb was then tested at a top-secret military training facility in the UK.

It was more than two months took to build the CarZorb, weighs more than a tonne was designed to visually represent the manufacturer’s Safety Shield technology. The stunt comes as the all-new Note celebrates its first anniversary on Europe’s roads.

Watch it in action here:

The new Nissan Note is packed with innovative safety technology designed to make driving safer. The Lane Departure Waning, Blind Spot Warning and Moving Object Detection comprises the Nissan Safety Shield technology… This unique package is powered by 360 degree around view monitor technology and auto braking system.

  • Blind Spot Warning : Nissan’s system uses the rear view camera to detect vehicle in the hidden blind spot areas on both left and right sides of the Note. If vehicle detected than a discreet warning light illuminates in the glass of the Note’s wing mirror.
  • Lane Departure Warning : The advanced computer programming detects even faint road marking the car to determine if the car is drifting out of the position without indicating. The report says, the Lane departure waning systems could prevent nearly 1 in 10 accidents that occur when changing lanes on motorways.
  • Moving Object Detection : The Moving Object detection effectively gives the driver a digital co-pilot to help them while reversing Note. 

Bastien Schupp, Vice President Strategy & Marketing commented “The new Nissan Note has been carefully designed and built using range of high technology features that creates a protective bubble around you and your car.”

“Creating a giant size CarZorb to highlight the technology is an exciting and memorable way of reminding people about the benefits of Nissan’s safety shield.”

The new Nissan Note appeals sharp design and premium technology that has been built with innovative thinking.