Nissan today announced the hiring of Dr. Maarten Sierhuis as research director to lead the newly opened Nissan Research Center Silicon Valley (NRC-SV). Sierhuis, a recognized expert in the field of artificial intelligence, will lead the new center's efforts in the areas of autonomous driving and connected-vehicle systems.
With the recent additions of the Infiniti JX and Nissan LEAF and the future addition of the Nissan Rogue to its vehicle assembly lines in Smyrna, Tenn., the company today announced the opening of its most advanced paint plant in the world, as a black 2013 Infiniti JX rolled off the line.
Media often tout going "behind-the-scenes," but at the Nissan Motor Kyushu factory the Global Media Center team followed the production line from steel rolls to shipping vessel, a five-hour process that ultimately will take vehicles all over Japan and the world.
Nissan today announced its Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant has earned the sourcing contract to build the next-generation Murano crossover, which comes as Nissan begins celebrating 10 years of manufacturing in Mississippi.
Nissan Canton is bringing a little joy to the less fortunate this holiday season through its annual "Christmas from the Heart" community giving campaign. As part of the campaign – originally started by a Nissan Canton employee – the company has organized several philanthropic activities this Christmas to help families in need enjoy the season.
With more than 2 million vehicles produced, nearly $2 billion in payroll generated and a decade after the first vehicle rolled off the line in Mississippi, the Nissan Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant is preparing to celebrate its 10th anniversary in 2013. The company will commemorate the anniversary with a series of events that highlight the accomplishments of its more than 5,000 employees and underscore its commitment to the Metro Jackson community and Central Mississippi.
Today the Nissan Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant donated $20,000 and vehicle support to a local faith-based effort to provide relief to victims of Hurricane Sandy. Nissan representatives presented the donation to Rev. Jerry Young at New Hope Baptist Church during a special ceremony at the church.