As part of the "NISMO Global Driver Exchange Program" initiative, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. (Nissan) and Nissan Motorsports International Co., Ltd. (NISMO) will participate in the Malaysia Merdeka Endurance Race
Nissan's engineers have been inspired by the animal kingdom as they develop new technologies that will shape the future of mobility. One of Nissan's longer term R&D goals is to achieve virtually zero fatalities and serious injuries among occupants of its vehicles. Toru Futami, engineering director of advanced technology and research, said that studying the behavior of animals moving in groups helps engineers understand how vehicles can interact with each other for a safer and more efficient driving environment.
Nissan has established itself as the global leader in zero emission vehicles with more than 75,000 Nissan LEAF electric cars on the road today. As Nissan adds plants and jobs increasing production capacity throughout the Americas, its operations are continually getting greener as well.
With Nissan LEAF sales in the United States up by 335 percent year-over-year since launching the enhanced 2013 model in March, Nissan is seeing demand for electric vehicles (EVs) expand significantly outside the traditional West Coast stronghold to "New Wave" markets across the country.