Silicon Valley is a crossroads of technological innovation, academic research, start up investment, governmental and aerospace advancement, as well as home to the Renault-Nissan Research Center, where the Alliance can plug into the talents and resources to push the boundaries of mobility.
The Renault-Nissan Alliance has hired technology executive Ogi Redzic to lead the global car group's connected car initiative as Alliance Senior Vice President, Connected Vehicles and Mobility Services.
At the Tokyo Motor Show, Nissan unveiled two innovative concept cars: a vision of the future of autonomous driving and zero emissions called the Nissan IDS, and a clean canvas for digital sharing called Teatro for Dayz.
"There has been a lot of talk in the media recently about Autonomous Drive technology and a potential future of driverless cars. No doubt, Autonomous Drive technology will change how we approach driving. I expect it to result a significant transformation in transportation."
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.