Nissan now has a new research center in the heart of Silicon Valley. Company leaders said they plan to partner with other companies and research institutions to develop the best and most advanced technology possible.
Over the weekend, Rick Kelly (#15 Jack Daniel's Nissan Altima) and James Moffat (#360 Norton Nissan Altima) were on track at the V8 Supercars Championship test day at the Sydney Motorsport Park, New South Wales, Australia.
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.