The Renault-Nissan Alliance has recently expanded its presence in the Silicon Valley by opening up a new advanced research center to specialize in autonomous driving and connected cars.
The official opening date was February 18, 2013 of the Nissan Research Center Silicon Valley. This will enhance Nissan’s global research capability through collaborative partnerships with companies and research institutions in the global technology hub.
There are three initial projects that Nissan researchers will start. The first is the research of autonomous vehicles to realize a future with safe, stress-free mobility. The second project is the research of connected vehicles that can tap into infrastructure and the internet to maximize energy and time efficiency. The last project is the research in the area of Human Machine Interface to enhance the experience of autonomous and connected vehicles.
Nissan Executive Vice President supervising Research and Development Mitsuhiko Yamashita said “As we continue to expand our R&D capabilities throughout the world, we aggressively pursue our activities to create new values of mobility, by harnessing the latest information and communication technologies here in our new research center in Silicon Valley”.