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Nissan: Nissan and NASA extend investigate into unconstrained mobility services

LAS VEGAS – Today during CES 2018, Nissan North America, Inc., a U.S.-based auxiliary of Nissan Motor Co. Ltd., announced an agreement with NASA Ames Research Center in California’s Silicon Valley to combine on investigate and record growth for destiny unconstrained mobility services, including a operative proof in Silicon Valley. This refurbish to a existent investigate partnership between Nissan and NASA builds on prior success to conclude a new range of activities into 2019.

Under a terms of a five-year investigate and growth partnership, researchers from a Nissan Research Center in Silicon Valley and NASA Ames have been operative together to allege unconstrained car systems. In Jan 2017, during CES in Las Vegas, Nissan introduced Nissan Seamless Autonomous Mobility (SAM), a new height for handling fleets of unconstrained vehicles, grown from NASA technology. This new proviso in a corner partnership will build on that success to serve rise a record and exam a use of SAM for handling unconstrained travel services, forward of open implementations.

“We built SAM from record NASA grown for handling interplanetary rovers as they pierce around indeterminate landscapes,” pronounced Maarten Sierhuis, executive of a Nissan Research Center in Silicon Valley. “Our idea is to muster SAM to assistance third-party organizations safely confederate a swift of unconstrained vehicles in indeterminate civic environments, for instance ride-hailing services, open travel or logistics and smoothness services. The final theatre of a existent investigate agreement with NASA will move us closer to that idea and exam SAM in a operative proof on open streets.”

“One of NASA’s vital goals is to send a record grown to allege NASA goal and module objectives to broader blurb and amicable applications,” pronounced Eugene Tu, Center Director, NASA Ames. “Using NASA’s work in robotics to accelerate a deployment of unconstrained mobility services is a ideal instance of how a substantial work compulsory to allege space scrutiny can also colonize advances here on Earth.” 

The investigate partnership with NASA is partial of Nissan’s roadmap for a record and business expansion of a automotive industry, called Nissan Intelligent Mobility. This roadmap consists of 3 workstreams of inter-related innovations in unconstrained expostulate (Intelligent Drive), foundation (Intelligent Power) and infrastructure technologies (Intelligent Integration). SAM represents a vital miracle in Nissan Intelligent Integration, providing a infrastructure to safely and seamlessly confederate unconstrained mobility services into existent civic environments.


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Josh Clifton
Nissan Division Communications
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Nissan Corporate Communications
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