Today, I experienced the unusual, thrilling sensation of riding in the driver's seat of an autonomous-drive car as it navigated the streets of Sunnyvale in California's Silicon Valley. The car is an advanced prototype Infiniti Q50 sedan capable of handling complex city driving. It has a special California registration for autonomous drive vehicles, and I had to receive a special state license to operate it hands-free.
In part-one of our two-part series with Brian Cooley, Editor at large at CNET, we looked at the future of autonomous vehicles and the importance of consumer acceptance and trust of the technology. Following, Brian shares his perspectives on the societal impact autonomous driving technology may have on the world around us.
Nissan North America is offering employee pricing on most Nissan cars and trucks to individuals and businesses whose vehicle(s) sustained damage during the Gatlinburg wildfires. Those who sustained damage to, or a total loss* of, their vehicle(s) in the Gatlinburg, Tennessee, area may work with area Nissan dealerships to apply this offer, which must be redeemed for a claim ID before Jan. 3, 2017.
Nissan has an exclusive stocking stuffer waiting for Star Wars fans at its U.S. dealerships beginning today. This is an opportunity to pick up a free, exclusive, Death Trooper helmet keychain at a Nissan dealership while supplies last.
Nissan North America earned a perfect score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation Corporate Equality Index for the fourth year in a row for its LGBTQ-inclusive policies and its commitment to the LGBTQ community. The ranking earns Nissan designation as a "Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality."
At the Renault-Nissan Alliance, the diversity of our workforce is one of the reasons for our success. In recent years, we have put an extra emphasis on diversifying our leadership ranks. Recently, Nissan named Mayra González president and managing director of Nissan Mexico, making her the first woman to manage a regional Nissan company worldwide and the youngest person to hold such a position in the company's history. In this recent article from the Huffington Post's Mexico edition, Mayra recalls her personal journey of success.
– Renault-Nissan Alliance CEO Carlos Ghosn