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You have to see how this car transforms into autopilot mode

You have to see how this car transforms into autopilot mode
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Whoa. Self-driving cars are starting to look really amazing. We've been telling you a lot about autonomous vehicles, like the amazing but not-great-looking Google Driverless car.

But for car nuts, there is hope when it comes to amazing designs for driverless cars. The all-electric, high-powered Tesla recently downloaded some driverless features to its cars.

Now, Nissan is jumping into stylish autonomous driving vehicles with its IDS concept. (See photos here, and keep reading for more.)

It's an all-electric vehicle with a 60 kWh battery, about twice what its all-electric, regular driving car Leaf has. It's made of carbon fiber, so it's a relatively lightweight car.

It looks great on the outside, sleek with a four-door car but sports car styling. But inside is where it's really cool.

When you're driving it, it can be in manual drive mode. You hold onto the steering wheel and enjoy the ride, driving.

When you switch over to its driverless or piloted drive mode, that steering wheel flips up and is replaced with an iPad that's sporting a cute emoji on it. A giant, interactive screen takes over the length of the dashboard, which moves in so the driver and front-seat passenger have more legroom. Its four airplane-style, futuristic bucket seats swivel around so you can all watch it, instead of focusing on the road.

Nissan says its electric, zero-emissions, driverless features will be available on its cars starting in 2020. It's also striving for a zero-fatalities future, where autonomous vehicles do a better job being safe on the road than people.

See the Nissan IDS in action here. Plus, more photos below.

Nissan IDS

Nissan IDS

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Source: Jalopnik
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