Have you heard of Zorbing before? If the answer is no, let Nissan show you how it’s done. The Japanese car company has created the world’s biggest working Zorb, complete with a full-sized Nissan Note safely cushioned inside.

The giant inflatable ball, which measures six metres in diameter and more than 18 metres in circumference, was constructed to highlight Nissan’s Safety Shield technology present on the Nissan Note, a large B-segment hatchback.

Safety Shield is a suite of driver assistance technology to alert motorists to potential hazards. It includes Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Warning and Moving Object Detection. The package is powered by 360° Around View Monitor tech which relies on the Note’s unique self-cleaning rear camera.

Originating in New Zealand, Zorbing sees thrill seekers roll downhill inside an orb made of strong wearing inflatable plastic. It’s usually made of two inflatable layers, shielding the human inside from outside dangers.

Nissan’s bespoke Zorb took more than two months to build and weighs more than a tonne. Nicknamed “CarZorb”, the structure was tested at a “top-secret military training facility” in the UK and was successfully rolled down a course of steep hills in the two-minute film above.

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