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.
Brad Lovell was named Racer of the Year by Dirt Sports Magazine at an awards presentation at the Oakley world headquarters on Feb. 13 -- the latest of many honors coming out of an unforgettable 2012 racing season.
About 70 taxi drivers in México have been driving fully electric Nissan LEAFs for more than a year now as part of a pilot program launched in 2011. The objective is to showcase the car's technology while building experience and evidence of the Nissan LEAF potential under various driving conditions in México.
Nissan Motorsport has stepped out in style at the team's launch in Melbourne, Australia Tuesday. The factory outfit unveiled its Nissan Altima V8 Supercars in 2013 race colors and driver line-up at the Melbourne Showgrounds, the latest chapter in Nissan's long-awaited return to Australian touring car racing.
Nissan today announced it held onto its market share of 3.9% in January 2013 with solid monthly and fiscal year-to-date sales in some of Nissan's major European markets. This contributed to the 47,449 units sold during the month versus 55,098 units sold in January 2012.
At the Chicago Auto Show earlier today, MotorWeek announced the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder as the winner of the "Best Large Utility" category in its annual 2013 Drivers' Choice Awards. The newly-redesigned Pathfinder was recognized for its shift to increased comfort and luxury compared to past models.