Watch a Nissan Juke Do the World's First 'Blind' J-Turn

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The Nissan Juke has established the world’s first “blind” J-turn record.

Stuntman Paul Swift did the J-turn using only the Juke’s Intelligent Around View Monitor (AVM) on-board camera technology for guidance, with the crossover’s windows blacked out as a way to blind him. Swift managed to spin the car 180 degrees, using only the Juke’s four exterior cameras to position himself. As a result, the attempt equaled the existing “sighted” record which is turning the car from driving backwards to driving forwards in a space just 18 centimeters longer than its bumper-to-bumper distance.

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Nissan’s AVM system provides the driver with a 360-degree birds’ eye view of the car and its surroundings, using images from four cameras that are stitched together to display on the NissanConnect dash screen.

“I don’t recommend drivers try to park using AVM and a J-turn like I did, but I can really see how using the AVM technology in everyday driving situations would be a real benefit to Nissan customers,” said Swift.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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