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The Renault-Nissan Alliance opened a branch of research in Silicon Valley

The center set up by the automotive group Mountain View will focus has embedded computing, has the advanced engineering and technology recruitment.

The Renault-Nissan Alliance will open by the end of the month a new research office in the heart of Silicon Valley.

Situated just across the Google campus and minutes barely laboratories of the main leaders of the equipment and the software, the antenna will allow Mountain View has one of the largest automotive groups in the planet to enjoy technological excellence global level that the reputation of this region, keeping always a step ahead of the trends that shape the interactions between the user and the vehicle.

This center will train internal staff, who will be responsible to work on specific projects and various aspects of the evolution of the sector, as they arise. Constricted and very efficient teams work initially on the development of automotive information technology, advanced engineering and technology recruitment.

"The Alliance is a avant-garde movement that knows the automotive industry to a kind of sustainable mobility," stated Carlos Ghosn, chairman and chief executive of the Renault-Nissan Alliance, which must be expressed today at a conference organized at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR). "By investing more in a major world center for research on clean technologies, we are stepping up our advance. "The exhibits on" Clean Cars "must do Ghosn Stanford will focus on zero emission technologies and the reasons why they open the way for unprecedented opportunities, not only for the automotive industry but also for the economy as a whole.

Created in 1999, the Renault-Nissan Alliance is a unique partnership of its kind between two of the largest automakers in Europe and Japan. Renault and Nissan, which together employ more than 350 000 employees in 2010 sold 7.2 million cars - a 10 cars sold in the world. With seats respectively situated in Paris and Yokohama, Renault and Nissan have pooled their purchases, share platforms and interests Crossed at their capital. However, both companies retain their brands and their specific cultural identities.

More than 3.7 billion euros for sustainable mobility

Nissan LEAF, which debuted last year, is the first fully electric vehicle produced on a large scale and offers an affordable price. It is also the first product of zero emission program, in which the Alliance has invested more than € 3.7 billion. LEAF will soon be followed by an electric sedan upscale Infiniti, the urban Renault Twizy, a destiny of Europe, and several cargo vans. All these vehicles can be loaded from fully renewable energy, ensuring a cycle from start to finish 100% zero emission.

Nissan will use the Silicon Valley office for Research in Computer Science of vehicles (interactive graphic displays, Internet connection on board, intelligent search network, etc..). The telematics system "CARWINGS" Nissan LEAF all that crew of the brand, has a seven-inch touch screen, indicating the location of charging stations and energy consumption in real time. Nissan has already delivers over 7500 LEAF worldwide.

Renault, which is one of the largest automakers in Europe, is preparing to launch a range of zero emission cars to foreign destinations. Its Fluence ZE, which will be commercialized by the end of the year in Europe and the Middle East, is equipped with a folding floor, which allows you to change the battery in less time than it takes to make a full of gasoline. Twizy ZE is a two-seater urban vocation. As for the Kangoo ZE is a utility van and economic practice, destiny among other deliveries.

The activities of Renault in the center of Silicon Valley will be devoted to research and advanced engineering, particularly in the field of electric vehicles, environment necessary (suppliers, infrastructure), the Embedded Services and Development business.

The Renault-Nissan Alliance is a strategic partnership between the French Renault, with headquarters in Paris, and Japan's Nissan, based in Yokohama. Together the two companies employ approximately 350,000 salaries and sell 10% of cars sold in the world every year. The Alliance aims to offer a wide range of cars and vans, the main segments of price and size (economic cars, urban, commercial vans, luxury vehicles and SUVs). The Alliance is the world leader in the automotive industry in matters of sustainable mobility, the only manufacturer to produce large scale of zero emission vehicles. For more information, please visit

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