The Nissan Global Media Center presents the second edition of The Dashboard, our weekly program on the cars, people, technologies, motorsports, and relationships changing the automotive industry, particularly here in Asia.
Teenagers of today may someday build robots designed for lunar colonization, planetary exploration, asteroid mining, or even automobile manufacturing. A group of 18 middle and high school teams got a head start at the annual Lipscomb/Nissan Music City BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology) Robotics Competition on Oct. 20 in Nashville, Tenn.
A conventional steering system directs tire movements by transmitting steering inputs to the tires via a mechanical link. Nissan Motor Co.'s next-generation steering technology, unveiled at its Advanced Technology Briefing last week, reads the driver's intentions from steering inputs and controls the vehicle's tire movements via electronic signals.
The eMotor that powers the Nissan LEAF has more than one mile of copper wiring inside. Currently those motors are assembled in Japan. Soon, however, Nissan's eMotor will be produced in Decherd, Tenn., about 70 miles away from where Nissan will build the 2013 Nissan LEAF in Smyrna, Tenn.
On October 22, José Manuel Soria, Spanish Minister of Industry, presented Carlos Ghosn, Chairman and CEO of Renault and Nissan, with the Grand-Cross of the Order of Isabella the Catholic, for his contribution to the ties of friendship and cooperation between Spain and the rest of the international community.
Nissan's Dynamic Performance R&D initiative can be summed up as two closely-related aims: to interpret driver's input more insightfully than ever before, and to execute those intentions with greater speed and precision than ever before.