The Navara Dark Sky was designed with astronomers in mind, to aid their observations of the night skies in locations that are hard to access but which are away from light pollution. According to the automaker, both models highlight Nissan's versatility in Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV), where conversions have seen a massive 300% growth in the past three years.
Nissan today unveiled the out-of-this-world Nissan Navara Dark Sky Concept at the 2018 Hannover Motor Show, proving that the sky is never the limit. The company created the Nissan Navara Dark Sky Concept which is a refined version to be used by astronomers.
Once at the required spot, the trailer's mechanical roof can be activated, allowing the PlaneWave telescope to be trained on the sky. It features several exterior and interior design upgrades, notably the wider wheel arches and bolder bodykit.
'The Nissan Navara Dark Sky Concept is a brilliant example of Nissan serving as an authentic partner, empowering our customers to go anywhere, ' said Ashwani Gupta, senior vice-president of Nissan's light commercial vehicle business.
Since red light affects human night vision least, both the vehicle and trailer exclusively use red lighting to avoid visual disruption during observations.
Working closely with ESA, the Nissan's trailer module also incorporates a number of other special features including a refrigerated atmosphere, allowing the telescope to remain thermally stable and calibrated at the optimum temperature while in transit.
That's why those who look at the stars for a living - like the European Space Agency (ESA) - need to look at our night skies in areas which don't have light pollution.
The Nissan Navara Dark Sky Concept is robustly engineered to put business needs at the forefront. The truck bed includes a dock for a pair of spare battery packs, offering charging when the engine is running.
The Nissan Navara has no technical changes.
Upon arrival, the Navara's intelligent radars and camera sensors scan the terrain to identify the best location to park and stabilize the trailer, ensuring that the observation mission gets off on solid footing.
The second puzzle piece of this concept, the Navara pickup, stands as burly and ready to go as the trailer.
Nissan plans to work with ESA to donate the telescope as part of their educational outreach initiatives following the Hannover Motor Show.