Nissan announces Gran Turismo-integrated "Nissan Connect NISMO Plus" telemetry data service - Team VVV

News Nissan announces Gran Turismo-integrated “Nissan Connect NISMO Plus” telemetry data service


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Game: Gran Turismo

Platform: PS1

Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment

Release Date: 20/03/1998

Nissan has unveiled a new driver data programme for its high performance Nismo models, which appears to be associated with the Gran Turismo franchise.

Announced in a recent video on the official Nismo YouTube channel, the short trailer briefly showcases new on-track telemetry recording system, with one Nissan spokesperson declaring Nismo drivers will be able to "re-create [their] drive on PlayStation".

Polyphony Digital CEO and Gran Turismo founder Kazunori Yamauchi was also featured in the video, mentioning the upcoming service is part of his studio's plans to "visually express driver-generated, real-time vehicle information, in a new, exciting way".

This isn't the first time Polyphony Digital has been involved with developing data recording systems for road cars – back in November, first announced the "GPS Data Visualiser" feature for Gran Turismo 6, which allows data recorded on specific ECU devices to be imported into the game and viewed through a replay.

Nissan has confirmed its NISMO Plus telemetry programme will start being rolled out across its high-performance vehicles in June 2014, with the first car set to be fitted with the software being the upcoming Nissan GT-R Nismo halo model. It's currently unknown if or when this feature will be integrated in a current or upcoming Gran Turismo game.

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