This week marked the opening of the Tsinghua University (Department of Automotive Engineering) - Nissan Joint Research Center for Intelligent Mobility (the Joint Research Center), a collaboration between Nissan and Tsinghua University in Beijing to work on research and development of electric vehicle and autonomous drive technologies for the Chinese market.
Nissan and Tsinghua University have a long history of cooperation. Over the past 10 years, they have maintained close cooperation in the research of core auto technologies and auto development strategies. The new agreement will elevate their cooperation to the next level. With the new program, Nissan hopes to better implement intelligent mobility based on a careful study of Chinese road networks.
As the global demand for personal mobility continues to grow, the automotive industry must accelerate the development of solutions for numerous problems related to the environment, energy security, traffic accidents and urban traffic congestion.
To address these issues, Nissan has committed to the goals of “zero emissions” and “zero fatalities” through vehicle electrification and intelligence through autonomous drive technologies, including advanced sensing technologies, dynamic driving context interpretation and vehicle maneuver planning and control. The electric vehicle is a symbol of electrification. Nissan believes that EV and autonomous drive technologies are key to realizing intelligent mobility.
As Nissan and Tsinghua University expand their cooperation, they will work to deliver a richer driving experience for Chinese consumers and to be a sustainable engine that drives innovation in automotive, social and economic sectors in China.