Maarten leads a team of researchers at Nissan's Research Center in Silicon Valley, tasked with developing autonomous vehicles (AVs), connected vehicles (CVs) and Human-Machine Interaction and Interfaces (HMI2).
Nissan Motor Co., through its North American-based organization, and NASA today announced the formation of a five-year research and development partnership to advance autonomous vehicle systems and prepare for commercial application of the technology.
Nissan's Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant has gone global as the company rolls the first all-new 2015 Nissan Murano off the line today, marking the first time the model has been produced in the U.S. Nissan Canton is now the company's worldwide hub for Murano production, expanding export opportunities from the plant to more than 100 markets.
Nissan officially opened its satellite design studio in Rio de Janeiro today. Located at Nissan Brazil's headquarters in Rio de Janeiro, the Nissan Design America Rio studio (NDA-R) is tasked with researching materials and styling and is already contributing to future development projects.
Through the first seven months of 2014, Nissan has delivered a record-setting performance in North America with sales, market share and vehicle production gains across the region, highlighted by the company's Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant, which has become the top-producing automotive manufacturing plant in the North American industry so far this year.
There is a new automobile manufacturing plant coming to Aguascalientes, Mexico. It was announced by the heads of the Renault-Nissan Alliance and Daimler AG and will be the source for next-generation compact vehicles for both Mercedes-Benz and Infiniti.