Nissan and Microsoft have come together to create a ground-breaking programme designed to inspire Britain's next generation of engineers.
Project Innovation is giving a lucky individual the opportunity to win a once in a lifetime trip to see the R&D facilities for both of the company's in Seattle and San Diego. It will give this person the unique chance to work alongside the experts responsible for developing these technologies around the world.
Three finalists were selected to go through to a two-day workshop after a call for budding engineers to enter their top ideas for the 'connected car'. Over these days, the contenders were connected with Nissan and Microsoft experts to come up with ideas for the car of the future.
The three finalists included John Scott, who has proposed Journey Portal, an app that reads signs, records information from your journey and allows you to review what you've seen at home later. Aaron Daubney, who put forward an idea to maximise time and efficiency with a transparent windscreen display, allowing you to review schedules, send emails, connect with friends, and Sam Furniss who suggested a karaoke system which could link drivers in different cars to reduce the boredom of traffic jams.
Nissan and Microsoft are now calling on the British public to visit the MSN Project Innovation hub and see for themselves the ideas that stemmed from the two-day workshop and to vote for their favourite. The winner will be announced on 29th December.
Guillaume Masurel, Marketing Director, Nissan Motor GB said: "Innovation is at the heart of what we do at Nissan as we continuously strive to improve the driving experience for our customers."