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viernes, septiembre 28, 2012

McLaren P1 ... The New Kid on the Road !!!

McLaren P1 aims for pole position with global debut in Paris

     Global debut of new McLaren ultimate supercar 

       McLaren P1 aims to be the best driver’s car on both road and track
            The large adjustable ‘active’ rear wing adjusts automatically to boost downforce and         optimise aerodynamics
       Mid-engine design that uses a carbon fibre monocoque and roof structure safety cage called MonoCage, and lightweight carbon ‘multi-purpose’ body panels
            The official McLaren P1 reveal film can be viewed at www.youtube.com/McLarenAutomotiveTV

     McLaren Automotive will use its first ever international motor show appearance to preview its next generation ultimate supercar – the McLaren P1 – which takes much of its technological and spiritual inspiration from the company’s Racing division.  The McLaren P1 has one simple goal: to be the best driver’s car in the world on road and track.

     At the Paris Motor Show, Mondial de l'Automobile 2012, the McLaren P1 is previewed as a design study. Next year a production version, which the company aims to put on sale within 12 months, will be revealed.

‘The McLaren P1 will be the result of 50 years of racing and road car heritage,’ says McLaren Automotive Executive Chairman Ron Dennis. ‘Twenty years ago we raised the supercar performance bar with the McLaren F1 and our goal with the McLaren P1 is to redefine it once again.’

‘Our aim is not necessarily to be the fastest in absolute top speed but to be the quickest and most rewarding series production road car on a circuit’, says McLaren Automotive Managing Director Antony Sheriff. ‘It is the true test of a supercar’s all round ability and a much more important technical statement. Our goal is to make the McLaren P1 the most exciting, most capable, most technologically advanced and most dynamically accomplished supercar ever made.’
The McLaren P1 leverages five decades of McLaren’s motorsport skills. It was designed from the outset to prioritise aerodynamic performance and spent many hours in a wind tunnel and using CFD (computational fluid dynamics) aerodynamic modelling – just like a Formula One car.

The new McLaren P1 has much higher levels of downforce than any current road car – 600kg is achieved well below maximum speed. That is approximately five times as much downforce as a McLaren 12C. Its margin over most other high performance supercars is even greater. The McLaren P1’s downforce is similar to current sports racing cars, including the 12C GT3 racer.

Despite the huge performance, the McLaren P1 is also a refined and comfortable high speed supercar. ‘It is designed to be driven to the racing circuit, with great levels of comfort and refinement,’ says Sheriff. ‘And then to be used on the racing circuit, where it will offer an experience matched only by purpose-built race cars.’

The McLaren P1 showcases McLaren Automotive’s advanced motorsport-based engineering, prioritising high performance through state-of-the-art technology. It will feature notable advances in weight reduction, packaging, high-speed performance, materials (especially carbon fibre), powertrain and in aerodynamics.

Racing car track performance, from a road car

‘Of course, the McLaren P1 will have an immensely powerful engine, superb brakes and state of the art suspension controls,’ says Programme Director Paul Mackenzie. Power to weight ratio will be more than 600PS per tonne. ‘But a major reason for its extraordinary performance is its high level of downforce and its all round aerodynamic excellence. They do not just improve stability, handling, roadholding and braking at high speed. They also improve agility and driver confidence at much lower speeds. Our goal was to get great levels of downforce at lower speeds, and we have achieved that. It is a major boost to driving enjoyment, and to a driver’s feeling of being in total control.

‘Like all McLarens, the car is built around the driver. Our aim is to deliver the very best driver’s car on the road, one focused on the elite enthusiast driver, but you certainly don’t have to be a racing driver or a professional to enjoy it. Like all McLarens, the McLaren P1 is also technologically at the absolute cutting edge.’
This goal – racing car-like track performance from a road car – was one of the primary targets for McLaren P1. ‘It reflects the fact that many buyers of today’s fastest supercars do use them increasingly on the race track, at special owner events,’ says Mackenzie. ‘We wanted a car that would feel like a proper racing car. And then could be driven home in great comfort and refinement. In other words, a real McLaren but with an even broader breadth of ability.’

The astonishing track performance also makes for a better road car. ‘It improves cornering composure at any speed,’ says Mackenzie. ‘It also means no nasty surprises.’

Frontal area is substantially less than the (already small) 12C, and smaller than any series production super-sports car. Cd is 0.34 – very low considering the enormous levels of downforce.

Aerodynamic led design

The McLaren P1 prioritises function over pure style, notes Chief Design Engineer Dan Parry-Williams. That is very much part of the McLaren ethos. ‘It is engineering design led. Yet it is a striking and handsome car. The P1 reflects McLaren’s core values. It celebrates aerodynamics, great packaging and light weight. It is all about innovative technology. At the very beginning, we sought to develop a car that you could drive to a racing circuit, then press a button and race it. Maximum speed was never a priority. It’s much more technically challenging, and more meaningful, to develop a car that seeks to be the fastest-ever series production car on a racing circuit. That also makes it much more road relevant than just sheer top speed.

‘The priority was high speed performance matched with tremendous composure, which would come mostly from the state-of-the-art aerodynamics. We wanted a car that was benign and predictable at any speed.

‘In the beginning, we produced a “jellymould” model that reflected the initial concept. It had to be aerodynamically sound and as tightly packaged as possible around the occupants and the mechanical architecture giving it a shrink wrapped-like outer skin surface. It had a more rounded glasshouse, with greater curvature, to improve aerodynamics and visibility, and give the cabin a fighter-jet canopy shape. We wanted the deck of the car to be as low as possible. The teardrop cabin shape also meant you had a lot more air flowing over the cabin to the rear wing. We also tried to minimise tolerances and clearances. There is no “fat” on the McLaren P1.’

Using Parry-Williams’ basic packaging and aero principles, three in-house design themes were developed to full size. The chosen theme was then selected and developed through a continual progressive cycle in conjunction with the aerodynamicists and engineering. It was a collaboration between engineering and design, with Design Director Frank Stephenson overseeing the design process.

Parry-Williams adds: ‘The collaboration was one of the great things about the project and that allowed us to reach such a complete package’. Stephenson agrees: ‘We have ended up with a car that looks as futuristic as a concept car – except that it will go into production – and with similar aerodynamic properties to a sports racing car. I believe it is a terrific achievement.’

Active aerodynamics include Formula 1-like DRS

Expertise in Grand Prix racing was used to hone the aerodynamics of the McLaren P1.

The former Head of Aerodynamics for the McLaren Racing, and now Head of Vehicle Technology for McLaren Automotive, Simon Lacey, was responsible for the aero performance: ‘The astonishing downforce actually makes driving easier as well as faster,’ says Lacey. ‘As you go faster, you actually feel more in control.’

‘Every body panel, air intake, and air exhaust was designed to guide in air from the most efficient places and to maximise cooling,’ says Lacey. ‘That’s partly why the body is so compact, and looks so “shrink wrapped”. The unusual door ducts, from the initial styling sketches, draw air into the cooling circuit. That low body helps air get to the rear wing. The rear deck is extraordinarily low, just like a sports racing car. The extreme teardrop shape of the glasshouse guides more air more efficiently to the rear wing.’

The large rear wing adjusts automatically to boost downforce and optimise aerodynamics. It can extend rearwards by up to 300mm on a racetrack, and by up to 120mm on the road. The pitch of the rear wing can increase by up to 29 degrees. The double element rear wing profile has been developed using exactly the same methods and software as the current McLaren Formula 1 car.

The McLaren P1 also has a DRS (drag reduction system) function, like a Grand Prix car, to reduce downforce and increase straight line speed. But while a Formula 1 car has a moveable flap in the rear wing, the McLaren P1’s rear wing’s pitch is adjusted.

In addition to the adjustable ‘active’ rear wing, the McLaren P1’s aerodynamic performance is optimised using two flaps mounted under the body ahead of the front wheels. These are also actively controlled, and change angle automatically to optimise performance, boosting downforce and aero efficiency, increasing both speed and driver confidence. The flaps operate through a range of 0-60 degrees.

The rear wing and front flaps work together to boost handling, braking and straight line performance. The active aerodynamics ensures totally consistent handling and driving behavior. The rear wing can also act as an airbrake when deployed.

The smooth underbody also helps to generate ‘ground effects’ suction, boosting downforce.
‘On the race track, the McLaren P1 would display similar levels of performance to a Le Mans sports racer, thanks to its aerodynamic shape,’ adds Lacey. ‘It would have a level of racetrack performance never before seen in a series production road car.’

Every design detail optimises aerodynamics, from the door shape (which helps funnel air with maximum aero efficiency), to the numerous ducts, to the wheel-arch shapes to the snorkel intake on the roof. The latter detail also ties in with Grand Prix design, and was an iconic feature of the seminal McLaren F1 road car. Another design feature that reflects the F1 road car is the gold leaf heat shield around the exhausts. Gold is the ideal metal to reflect heat, never mind its cost.

Visibility is also exceptional for a supercar, thanks to the curved and expansive “canopy” glass, the low beltline and thin A pillars.

Lightweight carbon ‘multi-purpose’ body panels

As with the legendary McLaren F1 road car of 1992, the McLaren P1 is a mid-engine design that uses a carbon fibre monocoque and roof structure safety cage concept called MonoCage which is a development of the MonoCell used in the current 12C and 12C Spider. The structure of the MonoCage, unlike the 12C’s MonoCell, also serves to guide air into the engine through an integral roof snorkel and air intake ducts, saving further weight. All the body panels are carbon fibre to reduce weight. This carries on a McLaren innovation: it was the first company to offer a full carbon body Grand Prix car (in 1981) and the first to offer a full carbon body road car (the F1).

There are also very few body panels. The McLaren P1 has large clamshell single-moulded front and rear panels, which are attached to the central carbon MonoCage, and that’s it, apart from two small access flaps in the rear, a front bonnet and the two doors. This reduces weight and the number of shutlines, creating a cleaner appearance..

The large carbon panels are also multi-functional, with integrated scoops and ducts to boost aero performance and cooling. The panels are extraordinarily thin and light whilst being very strong. Lightness, as with all McLaren road cars, was a priority for the McLaren P1. If one component can do the work of two, or more, it replaces the need for separate components. ‘This approach is more weight efficient, but it does require more complex structures, with fewer parts but more design time,’ notes Chief Design Engineer Parry-Williams.

Parry-Williams worked continually with the design studio to improve the surfaces, making them as beautiful as possible whilst maintaining optimum aerodynamics.

‘Everything is there for a reason – true form improves function. Every duct, every surface, does a job, either in aero or in cooling.’

‘Genuinely beautiful and at the forefront of automotive design’

Working closely with Parry-Williams, Design Director Frank Stephenson wanted a car that was ‘striking but also functional, a real statement of intent. I wanted a genuinely beautiful and dramatically honest “supersports” car, in keeping with McLaren’s heritage but also at the forefront of automotive design’.

He further developed the surfaces, making everything as small, light and dynamic as possible. This helped give the car a natural, almost organic, quality. The design intent was to expose the carbon structure beneath, not only showing exactly where the air was going – through the door ducts into the main radiators – but also to break up the visual mass of the body side and accentuate the cab-forward stance, giving the car a real look of lightness and agility. All the ducts were developed with the aero team, giving a direct link to McLaren’s motorsport heritage.

‘I wanted it to look like a Le Mans racer with that low body, long rear deck and open mesh rear styling to put the mechanicals on view and to help cooling,’ says Stephenson. ‘Plus there is the most aggressive rear diffuser ever seen on a road car. Like everything on the McLaren P1, it’s there for a good reason.’

The glasshouse was inspired by the canopies of fighter jets, giving the occupants similar sensations to a pilot. The windscreen is deeper than it is wide, creating a feeling of lightness and airiness inside. Good visibility has always been a McLaren mantra.

The lights are a signature part of the car. The LED headlights, with their speed marque DRL, are extremely small in size meaning more frontal area can be devoted to cooling. Whilst at the back, the low rear deck and pronounced wheelarches, give the evocatively simple rear end a powerful graphic. The concept being that the rear lamps are literally the trailing edge of the bodywork, framing the diffuser and allowing more heat to exit from the engine bay. ‘Again, beautiful, organic forms framing and enhancing the technical features,’ says Stephenson

McLaren’s ‘ultimate car’ heritage

The McLaren P1 follows in the footsteps of the classic McLaren F1 as the ‘ultimate car’ offering. The name ties in with Grand Prix racing. P1 means first place – and McLaren has 180 GP victories in its 46 year Formula One history – or position one on the grid (McLaren has scored 153 pole positions). There is also heritage in that name: the McLaren F1 was initially known as Project 1, or P1

The McLaren F1 was lauded as the greatest supercar of its era when it was first shown 20 years ago. At the time, it was the world’s most technologically advanced and fastest supercar.

‘We’re confident that the McLaren P1 will continue in the same tradition,’ notes Antony Sheriff.

Production plans

The McLaren P1 makes its debut at the Paris Motor Show on the first press day, September 27. Further details – including its powertrain and other technical information – will be announced early in 2013, shortly before sales begin. Deliveries are expected to commence in late 2013, the year of McLaren’s 50th anniversary.

Nissan Altima 2013 gana valoración 5 estrellas en NCAP

Nissan Altima 2013 gana valoración 5 estrellas en NCAP

• El modelo se hizo acreedor a esta calificación por su conjunto de innovaciones en seguridad.

Franklin, Tennessee, 28 de septiembre de 2012 - El completamente renovado Nissan Altima 2013 ha ganado la valoración 5 estrellas de calificación en cuanto a seguridad, por parte del Programa de Evaluación de Vehículos Nuevos (NCAP) del National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). A partir de los modelos 2011, NHTSA implementa pruebas y requisitos más estrictos para obtener esta calificación 5 estrellas.

“Con el nuevo Altima, hemos habilitado un conjunto de innovaciones en seguridad, incluyendo faros inteligentes, advertencia de puntos ciegos y detección de objetos en movimiento, sólo por nombrar algunos”, dijo Brian Carolin, vicepresidente senior de Ventas y Mercadotecnia de Nissan Norteamérica. “Altima 2013 incluye un paquete completo de funciones avanzadas de seguridad, que se combinan con otras funciones tecnológicas para dar confort a los ocupantes”. 

Nissan Altima se encuentra equipado con una variedad de características de seguridad estándar, como el sistema Nissan Advanced Air Bag, bolsas de aire laterales en los asientos delanteros, bolsas de aire tipo cortina en el techo, Control Dinámico del Vehículo, cinturones de seguridad de sistema ALR/ELR de tres puntos, sistema LATCH para sujeción de la silla de niños, construcción de
zonas programadas de deformación delanteras y traseras en la carrocería, sistema de monitoreo de presión de llantas con alerta de auto inflado, el cual hace sonar el claxon para notificar cuando el inflado ha alcanzado la presión recomendada.

Sumado a tecnologías como Safety Shield de próxima generación, que incluyen alerta de punto ciego, advertencia de abandono de carril y sistemas de detección de objetos en movimiento mediante una innovadora cámara trasera, como equipamiento en Estados Unidos.

Todas estas características permiten que el Altima sea un auto seguro en su construcción y desempeño, sin olvidar su confort y amplio equipamiento tipo Premium como características clave.



NHTSA Announces Model Year 2013 Vehicles to be Rated Under Government 5-Star Safety Ratings Program 

Vehicles represent 85 percent of all MY 2013 vehicles sold in the U.S., to be tested as part of tougher safety ratings program

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) today announced the lineup of model year 2013 passenger vehicles that will be tested as part of the agency’s 5-star safety ratings program.  The ratings provide car buyers with comprehensive safety information when shopping for a new or used vehicle.

“Safety is a major factor for consumers shopping for a new or used vehicle,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.  “For American car buyers, our 5-star safety ratings program serves as one of the most trusted and reliable resources to help them select the safest vehicles in the marketplace.”

Every year, NHTSA tests vehicles with the highest sales volumes and compares them, using star ratings, to highlight which vehicles go above and beyond what is federally required.  Under the updated ratings program – More Stars. Safer Cars. – one star represents the lowest score and five stars represents the highest. Starting with model year 2011, the agency updated its program, adding an overall rating, a new pole test for side crashes and improved crash test dummies including small-statured female crash test dummies.

The program encourages automakers to improve crash protection and develop even safer vehicles in order to achieve a coveted government 5-star safety rating.  It also highlights advanced safety features, including forward collision warning and lane departure warning systems, which manufacturers are voluntarily installing in vehicles to help prevent crashes. The program recently received international acclaim, with NHTSA earning a Global NCAP Safety Award in May 2012 for establishing the world’s first consumer-driven auto safety ratings program in 1978.

“For more than 30 years, NHTSA’s 5-star safety ratings program has not only served as a guide for safety-conscious consumers, it has encouraged auto makers to strive for ever-greater safety improvements with each succeeding model year,” said NHTSA Administrator David Strickland.  “The selection of model year 2013 vehicles announced today represents a major milestone for the revamped program, ensuring that our test again covers approximately 85 percent of the new model year vehicles available for sale in the U.S.”

martes, septiembre 25, 2012

Hawaii Five-0 Season 3 Premiere | Chevrolet

G-POWER 1er M - G1 V8 HURRICANE RS with 600 hp

G1 V8 HURRICANE RS: V8 M3 engine + supercharger system

G-POWER is building the BMW 1 M Coupé the way it should have come from the factory in the first place 600 hp and 330 km/h are the key figures of the G1 V8 HURRICANE RS with a supercharged M3 V8 engine and so the world’s fastest BMW 1 M Coupé comes – once again – from G-POWER:

  • 600 hp / 441 kW at 7.800 rpm (+ 240 hp / 176 kW)
  • 580 Nm at 3.900 rpm (+ 80 Nm)
  • V-max: >330 km/h
  • 0-100 km/h: 4,4s
  • 0-200 km/h: 12,7s
  • G-POWER conversion to M3 V8 engine incl. stainless steel exhaust system
  • G-POWER conversion to DCT gear box
  • G-POWER M3 S65 supercharger system SK II
  • G-POWER bonnet and boot lid made from Carbon fibre
  • G-POWER coil-over suspension GM1-RS Clubsport
  • G-POWER Ceramic braking system 

Toyota Presents: The Tundra Endeavour - The Challenge

viernes, septiembre 21, 2012



-El Taxi del Mañana llegará a las calles de Nueva York en octubre de 2013.
-Mejorará la eficiencia de combustible de la flotilla de taxis de esta ciudad

Con un voto mayoritario, la Comisión de Taxis y Limosinas de la Ciudad de Nueva York, (New York City’s Taxi and Limousine Commission) aprobó oficialmente las regulaciones necesarias para el reemplazo de los vehículos que actualmente se utilizan como taxis en esa ciudad y que se retiran con el Nissan NV200, el Taxi del Mañana.

Este hito, que oficialmente convierte al NV200 en el taxi de la Ciudad de Nueva York, llega después de una rigurosa revisión y de un proceso de selección competitivo. La regulación establece un nuevo estándar para los vehículos que operan en las calles de Nueva York, que comenzará en octubre de 2013 y que, de manera significativa, mejorará la eficiencia de combustible general de la flotilla de taxis de Nueva York.

El acuerdo de exclusividad comenzará a finales del 2013, cuando los primeros taxis Nissan lleguen a las calles de Nueva York y durará una década. Provisto de un motor 2.0L de 4 cilindros, el Nissan NV200 ha sido diseñado para reducir las emisiones de carbono y para mejorar la eficiencia de combustible de toda la flotilla de taxis conforme se reemplazan los modelos más antiguos.

“Nissan aprecia la oportunidad de proveer a la Ciudad de Nueva York con la siguiente generación de su icónico taxi amarillo”, según dijo Joe Castelli, Vicepresidente de Vehículos Comerciales y Flotillas de Nissan Norte América. “Esperamos trabajar lado a lado con la Comisión de Taxis y Limosinas de Nueva York para proveer el taxi más seguro y cómodo que jamás haya existido en las calles de Nueva York. El taxi Nissan NV200 ofrecerá innovación y características vehiculares sin precedentes para la gran flotilla de 13,000 taxis de esta ciudad.”

“El Taxi del Mañana está un poco más cerca del presente”, según dijo el Presidente de la Comisión de Taxis y Limosinas de Nueva York, David Yassky. “El voto de hoy abre el camino a un transporte más seguro, cómodo, conveniente y divertido que los neoyorquinos todavía no han conocido. El voto determinante de hoy pudo haber tardado cinco años en llegar pero se siente como un nuevo comienzo y nos deja aún más emocionados y energizados para el futuro.”

Echando mano de su gran rango de experiencia en vehículos comerciales – incluyendo taxis para municipios alrededor del mundo – Nissan se encuentra en el proceso de llevar a cabo pruebas extensivas para el taxi Nissan NV200 previas a que el vehículo salga a la venta, tanto en los centros de pruebas de Nissan como en las calles de la ciudad de Nueva York. Adicionalmente, el Taxi del Mañana será el primero en el que se realizarán pruebas de choques con el equipo para taxi previamente instalado.

Nissan también se ha asociado con Braun Corp., el líder mundial en productos de movilidad automotriz, para desarrollar la ingeniería y producir una solución creativa para un taxi con acceso para sillas de ruedas en Nueva York. Al aprovechar la innovación y experiencia de Braun en la industria de la movilidad, Nissan ofrecerá una solución de movilidad para los tenedores de licencias de taxis en Nueva York cuando estos vehículos salgan a la venta en 2013.

Diseñado desde el interior hacia el exterior, utilizando las contribuciones de los taxistas, tenedores de licencias, flotillas y pasajeros, las características estándar en el interior y las características para los pasajeros incluyen:

Amplitud de espacio para cuatro pasajeros y su equipaje, lo que ofrece mejoras sustanciales con respecto a los modelos actuales de taxis.
  • Puertas deslizables con escalón de acceso y manijas de sujeción, lo que proporciona una entrada y salida más sencillas.
  • Panel transparente en el techo, lo que ofrece vistas únicas de la ciudad.
  • Apertura de ventanas laterales.
  • Aire acondicionado trasero independiente.
  • Techo interior con revestimiento de carbono activado para neutralizar olores al interior.
  • Luces de lectura en la cabecera para los pasajeros e iluminación en el piso para ubicar sus pertenencias.
  • Una estación de carga móvil para pasajeros, incluyendo una toma de corriente de 12 volts y dos puertos USB.
  • Ambiente respirable, antimicrobiano – amigable, con tela duradera de fácil limpieza que simula la imagen y sensación de la piel.
  • Área del piso para pasajeros plana para un paseo más cómodo.

Otras características destacables del vehículo son:

Tren motriz comprobado de 2.0L 4-cilindros, con ingeniería que mejora el desempeño de emisiones y la eficiencia de combustible de la flotilla de taxis.
  • Garantía del tren motriz de 150,000 millas.
  • Claxon que no molesta con luces exteriores que indican que el vehículo está llamando la atención para utilizar el claxon con menor frecuencia. El asiento del conductor ajustable en 6 direcciones ofrece ajustes de reclinación y lumbares, incluso con la separación interior instalada.
  • Material y costura del asiento del conductor único para promover un flujo de aire mejorado.
  • Entrada de audio auxiliar USB y puerto de carga para el conductor.
  • Sistema de navegación estándar con monitor de reversa integrado.
  • Sistema de Ciclo de Audición para las personas con debilidad auditiva.
  • Sistema de Intercomunicación entre conductor y pasajero.
  • Pre-cableado para el sistema para taxis T-PEP.

Adicionalmente, entre las características importantes de seguridad del Taxi del Mañana incluyen:

El primer taxi al que se le realizarán pruebas de seguridad y certificación con separación interior completa.
  • Bolsas de aire de tipo cortina frontales y de asiento trasero, y bolsas de aire montados en el asiento para la fila delantera.
  • Control de Tracción Estándar y Control Dinámico del Vehículo.
  • Puertas deslizables para reducir el riesgo para los peatones, ciclistas y otros conductores que se pueden ver afectados por la apertura inesperada de puertas. 
  • Luces que alertan a los demás usuarios del camino que las puertas del taxi se abrirán.
  • El taxi Nissan NV200 se producirá en México en la planta de manufactura de Cuernavaca, Morelos.

Para mantenerte informado de las noticias y eventos relacionados con el Taxi del Mañana, síguenos en Twitter http://www.twitter.com/taxioftomorrow o visita www.taxioftomorrow.com.

Acerca del Taxi del Mañana
En el 2007, los funcionarios de la ciudad reunieron a un grupo de participantes del negocio, incluyendo a representantes de taxistas, dueños y pasajeros, para crear un grupo de objetivos para el siguiente taxi de la ciudad de Nueva York, un proyecto llamado el Taxi del Mañana. El taxi del mañana es el resultado de un esfuerzo sin precedentes del Fideicomiso de Diseño para el Espacio Público (Design Trust for Public Space) y de la Comisión de Taxis y Limosinas de la Ciudad de Nueva York (NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission) para reimaginar todo el sistema de taxis – incluyendo al vehículo – para el siglo 21. En diciembre del 2009, la Comisión emitió una “solicitud de propuestas” invitando a las automotrices y diseñadores a que enviaran sus mejores ideas para un vehículo que pudiera utilizarse como taxi de la ciudad de Nueva York. Al final de la evaluación, el Nissan NV200 fue seleccionado y será el siguiente taxi de la Ciudad de Nueva York durante los próximos diez años, a partir del 2013.