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Car manufactures and consumer electronics companies have been growing closer than you might think over the past few years, with self-driving concept cars being demonstrated with remote control from a smartphone in mind. This is more obvious than ever at this year's CEATEC in Japan, where manufacturers such as Nissan have taken to the stage and shown off some really cool technology.

One of the company's latest concept cars, the NSC-2015, highlights what can be done when your car and smartphone are on the same wavelength. With the help of a Samsung Galaxy S III, the NSC-2015 is able to enter 'Park-In' and 'Park-Out' mode, to save you from the hassle of parking your car in a busy car park. When you arrive at your destination, you can leave the car and, using your phone, tell it to find a parking space. Once you're ready to drive again, you can summon it back and it will drive right up to you.

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Nissan also demonstrated a feature that can alert you to suspicious behavior around the car, and send a live video to your phone so that you know what's going on outside from a discrete camera. The user can then use a smartphone to toggle the alarm on the car and warn off any potential thieves.

Nissan is one of many manufacturers working on driverless concept cars, and with Google helping to push through legislation that allows driverless vehicles in California, these concept models may become a reality sooner than we think.

Source: 9to5Google

John Thompson
John's been addicted to technology ever since he tinkered with his first custom built PC when he was 10 years old. He's also the proud owner of seven Amazon Kindles, but only because he destroyed the first six.

  • master94

    Amazing. Google leading the way again

    • Greyhame

      Let's not forget to give Nissan some love. =]

      Well done on both accounts!!

      • master94

        Right :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/eli.friedman1 Eli Friedman

    I love living nowadays.

    • just replying

      most of us currently living do too.

  • andres Pereda

    That is fucking awesome. I want one.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Zerounodos Manoleta Bocchia de Coussillan

    That is until some car runs over someone when trying to park on its own...That'll be a sad day for everyone.

    • http://twitter.com/incarnedine_v Dan Hibiki

      A) it's got sensors
      B) just how fast is that car going when you park?

  • http://twitter.com/incarnedine_v Dan Hibiki

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRNVxHPJ0hM

    Needs better car security then just an alarm.

  • http://meatcastle.com/ Youre My Boy Bloo

    Dave... There is a Hispanic person drawing near to your car... Should I sound the alarm?

    NO ANDY! Why did they not make a 4th Law against racism?

  • Matthew Fry

    2:38 I am personally against cars arresting thieves.

  • http://www.facebook.com/GabrielHellsing Gabriel Hellsing

    Yes! One step closer to achieving a Knight Industries Two Thousand, with ACTUAL self-driving capabilities. :D

  • http://twitter.com/LiiIiikEaBau5 LiiIiikEaBau5

    That automatic camera that catches bloody idiots who scratches your car while you are parking beside theirs! It would be a great idea to either film or take their cars picture so you can find it easily!