Nissan is using a tablet as an instrumental panel inside its new Terra SUV concept car, which is due to debut at the Paris Motor Show on September 27.
The innovative concept car bears a striking resemblance to the Nissan Juke but uses three electric motors to drive the wheels and offers a hydrogen fuel cell stack to generate electricity.
Keeping with the forward-thinking design and Nissan has equipped the car with a removable tablet. Drivers have to dock the tablet in the car so that the vehicle can be driven, after which the slate shows a speedometer and energy usage.
The driver can also use the tablet for infotainment purposes, although the tablet will continue to display information like the car’s speed in a side-by-side display format.
Car manufacturers have increasingly turned to tablets in recent months. Renault showed a tablet GPS system at LeWeb conference in Paris last December, while both Kia and Cadillac have been offering free tablets as an incentive for customers to buy their cars.